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Summer has arrived and with it comes warm weather, parties, and fires. Summer is when most fires occur. The warmer weather is just one reason fires happen more during the Summer. With fireworks, grilling, and bonfires comes an increased risk of fires on your property. Below we will discuss a few tips you can do to ensure your home is fire-free this Summer!
Fire Alarms and Fire Extinguishers
You should already be checking your fire extinguishers and fire alarms on a regular basis, but if not, you should check them. Ensure your fire alarm batteries are new and that the alarms are functioning properly. Check that your fire extinguishers are in proper condition and that everyone knows where they are located and how to use them.
Do You Have a Fire Escape Plans
Every home should have a fire escape plan in place. A fire escape plan gives everyone in your home knowledge of where they should go and what they should do. It is crucial that you always practice your fire escape plan during the day, including the middle of the night. It will leave everyone more prepared.
Be Mindful When Cooking Indoors and Outdoors
It is easy to forget your burner or oven on when you have a group of people over. It is also easy to leave your grill unattended to cool off inside or to talk with the family. This can lead to a preventable fire. Keep a watchful eye on your grill and oven.
Fireworks and Bonfires
Kids and adults alike, love bonfires and fireworks. Either of these things can get out of hand quickly. It is dry out; you run the risk of catching your home on fire. Make sure you build your bonfire safely and that it isn’t too dry out to shoot fireworks.
The above tips can prevent a fire from your home and property. If you do experience a fire, it is important that you call a disaster cleanup company for fire restoration.