The Fire Safety Tips You Need for the Warmer Months | SERVPRO® of Van Nuys South
Warmer weather is a time for fun, but it’s also important to make sure that you, your family and your home are prepared for fire safety.
It’s a fact that spring sees more daily fires on average than any other time of year.. Think about it: Many of the things we enjoy most in the spring and summer involve fire.
But the good news is: You can take steps to protect yourself. Start here:
The grill. Warmer weather months usually have more frequent grill-related fire injuries than any other time. It’s important to take extra steps to prevent fire risk at your home when you’re cooking outdoors. Make sure that the grill is in good working condition, have it placed at least three feet away from everything and clean it before each use. The cleaning part is particularly important, since almost 20% of grill fires are due to poor cleaning.
Fire pits. It might seem like a good idea to take a quick, cozy nap in front of the fire pit, but the truth is, it’s dangerous. Stay alert and aware around fire. Be sure to keep a bucket of water nearby, or drag a water hose close to the pit. You should also keep your fire pit three feet away from anything that can catch fire, and finally, put the fire out slowly to avoid scattering embers.
Chimneys and dryer vents. Yearly maintenance on your home can save you so much time and money. The spring and summer months offer a good time to get that done, particularly when it comes to your fireplace. Your chimney and your dryer vent hose should be cleaned at least once a year. These places hide potential fire hazards, and if you take these extra precautions, you are possibly doing some lifesaving maintenance.
At SERVPRO, we have technicians ready and waiting, no matter the cause of fire, to take care of the cleanup and treat your family and property with respect. Contact SERVPRO of Van Nuys South today to talk with a specialist.