Summer has arrived and with it comes extreme heat for the Texas area. While this is normal for Summer, this time of year sees an increase in fires. Summer means hanging out with family and friends, shooting fireworks, grilling, and having a bonfire. While Summer is a great time, it can be the cause of fires on your property. Below Restoration 1 Conroe will discuss a few things you can do to help avoid a Summer fire on your property!
Fireworks and Bonfires
Bonfires a perfect addition to a Summer evening, but it can also turn into an uncontrollable fire. If you are scheduling a bonfire, make sure it isn’t extremely dry. You should take precautions to ensure your bonfire is contained in an area and that someone is always watching it. Fireworks are also a big part of the Summer. When shooting fireworks, make sure the area isn’t too dry. If there is a burn ban, you must never shoot fireworks. Keep an eye on children who are participating in the fireworks, as they could easily start a fire without trying.
Grilling is a huge part of the Summer. If you are grilling and have people over, make sure you are keeping an eye on your grill. It is easy to get carried away chatting or playing outdoor games and forget about your grill. Grills cause a lot of summer fires, mostly from people who were not watching the grill. Children love to play with fire and can easily cause a major fire from your grill.
Keep Matches and Lighters Locked Away
Children tend to copy adults. They mimic us and want to be like us. This is the number one reason you should keep matches and lighters locked away from children. Children are known for starting fires because matches or lighters were left out. They don’t understand how hot a fire is and how fast it can spread through your property.
Fire Alarms and Extinguishers
You should check your fire alarms and extinguishers often. Check your fire alarm batteries and make sure they are working correctly. It is also important to check your fire extinguishers regularly. Make sure they are not empty. It is also important that everyone knows where fire extinguishers are located and how to use them.
The above are some simple tips that can save you from a fire disaster this Summer! If you do end up with a fire on your property, don’t hesitate to call Restoration 1 Conroe for all your fire restoration needs.