Protecting Your Home From Fire Damage this Summer
Summertime indeed is a great time to spend with family and friends, especially the time for a small gathering outside your garden, camping, bonfires, and fireworks. While this is an exciting time for getting together, the high temperature of summertime can quickly spark a fire in the home. To protect your home from fires, follow the steps below.
Watch Your Grill
Grills can easily cause a fire when close to flammable material. It is advisable to keep barbecues away from the house structure, dry trees, or fabric materials. When using a grill, make sure it is in a well-ventilated area. Always keep the grill clean to prevent a grease fire. Gas grill cause about 80% of grill fires. Check the gas holes and connectors. Approximately 12% of grill fires is caused by charcoal fueled grills. Ensure charcoals are completely cooled before disposing to avoid fire outbreak.
Light Fireworks Far From Home
Hundreds of home properties are damaged by fireworks yearly. Ensure you light fireworks in an entirely safe location away from families, homes, grasses, and sheds.
Beware of Lawnmower Fires
If your mower is damaged, especially if the damage is from the fuel line, do not use it, get it repaired. If the grass is dry, any spark from the mower can cause grass fire to spread rapidly and may go out of hand. Check the carburetor for leakage or damage and replace your fuel line yearly.
Practice Fire Safety While Smoking
Avoid smoking in the bedroom or close to materials that can catch fire easily, such as clothes and wooden tables. Ensure cigarettes are completely out and dispose of properly.
Check A/C and Dryer Vents
Inspect your AC system yearly and clean dryer vents regularly. Dust and tilt can pile up in your AC system and dryer vent which, if not cleared for proper ventilation, may cause a fire.
Check Your Smoke Detectors Regularly
Smoke detectors are essential in every home. The alarm makes you aware that early smoke is detected in installed places before it escalates to a severe fire. Test smoke detectors sometimes to determine its working condition. Inspect and service smoke detectors regularly.
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