The Top 5 Summertime Fire Prevention Tips
Warmer weather brings unique fire risks, including outdoor cooking fires or fire pits. House fire are more common during the winter when furnaces and heaters are frequently in use. Being more aware of the risks of a grill fire and other common summertime fires may help you avoid fire and smoke damage.
Watch the Flames
Never leave an indoor or outdoor fire unattended. A responsible person capable of safely handling and maintaining a barbeque fire should be present at all times. Make sure children and pets stay away from the flames and keep a fire extinguisher and grease fire suppressants such as baking soda and salt on hand.
Look Out for Flammable Items
It’s easy to place items on a hot stove or grill without thinking. Double check to make sure no combustible or flammable items get close to open flames or intense heat. Never put a portable grill away hot.
Clean and Maintain Your Grill
A dirty grill covered in fat or oil is more likely to start a grill fire. Brush down the cooking surface or grates as the fire starts to get hot prior to cooking. Burn off any excess fat or food residue afterward. Wait until all surfaces are cool before deep cleaning.
Use Caution When Celebrating
Whether a celebration calls for barbecue, lighting candles or even setting off fireworks, you should make sure that your family and friends are trained in basic fire safety. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergency.
Try Candle Alternatives
Battery-powered, flameless LED candles are safer than open flames. Use these decorative pieces to achieve candlelit looks without the risk of fire and smoke damage.
No matter how you spend the summer in Lumberville,PA, you should follow these fire safety tips. Try to suppress a grill fire and contact the fire department if necessary. Certified residential restoration professionals can fix damage to the interior or exterior of your home.