Sunrise, Sunset & Fire Safety | SERVPRO® of Pueblo
The warmer months offer us cookouts, seasonal celebrations and so much more. But when doing these fun things, do you focus on safety? Let’s look ahead and see what we can do in order to be proactive!
It’s a fact that the warmer months bring a higher risk of safety hazards. In fact, spring sees more daily fires on average than any other time of the year.
Do you know the risk that your home, or lifestyle, offers? Let’s take a look at the most common fire risk and what you can do to prepare:
BBQ & Cookouts
Barbecuing, cookouts, roasting marshmallows…all fun and necessary for those warmer months…but they can also be risky! Grilling provides a combination of flame, heat, grease and gas, causing it to lead to danger pretty easily. The best thing you can do before grilling is a quick check to make sure everything is in good working condition, make sure it’s away from anything flammable and be sure the grill has been cleaned. While cleaning in between uses seems to be common sense, almost 20% of grill fires are caused by improper cleaning.
Fire pits, a blanket, kids and marshmallows: Every bit of that says summer! But you can become so enthralled with the beauty of the fire, along with the fun it provides, that you might let safety slip your mind. Make sure you never leave kids unattended around a fire pit, and that you always keep a bucket of water close to the pit.
Chimneys & Dryer Vents
Fireplaces are a focal point in many homes. And while fires make for great scenery as you enjoy friends and family, it is also important to make sure you get the chimney inspected every year. A buildup of ashes can cause some serious damage. In addition, your dryer vents can become clogged with lint and debris, so take the time to clean the pipes while you’re spring-cleaning.
Your local SERVPRO technicians are on hand 24⁄7 for emergencies. If you encounter fire damage at your home or business, no matter the cause, we will be there faster and have it cleaned up sooner. Call or click today and experience the SERVPRO difference.