Don’t Let These 3 Fire Risks Ruin Your Summer

Posted on May 22, 2023

As summer comes around, we all love to enjoy our favorite BBQs, bonfires, and fireworks shows. However, with these fun activities come risks, such as increased fire hazards. During the summer months, fire departments receive more calls due to fireworks, grilling, and outdoor burning accidents. However, knowing and avoiding some common fire risks can help prevent a disastrous outcome

In this blog post, we’ll discuss three common fire hazards that can ruin your summer and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe.

1. Grilling Safety Precautions

Grilling is a favorite summer pastime, but it can be dangerous if not done properly. A common cause of grill fires is failing to clean the grill before use. The grease and food on the grill can catch fire and lead to a blaze. Additionally, using too much lighter fluid can cause uncontrolled flames. To prevent this, regularly clean your grill, use a proper amount of lighter fluid, and always stay close while it is in use. Lastly, keep a fire extinguisher near your grill for any emergencies, just in case.

2. Heat-Related Fires

Summer is also when heat waves and droughts occur, increasing the risk of wildfires. A single spark from a cigarette, a campfire, or a barbecue can ignite dry grass or brush, which can quickly spread and cause massive wildfires. To prevent heat-related fires, ensure you follow the fire restrictions in your area, avoid smoking in areas with a dry brush, and never leave a campfire or grill unattended.

3. Prohibit Open Burning

Outdoor burning can be dangerous, especially with the increased risk of forest fires during the summer. Don’t create an open fire pit or allow brush burning, which can result in uncontrolled blazes. Always check with local authorities to confirm burning regulations and obtain necessary permits before starting an open fire. Instead of burning your debris, consider alternatives such as mulching or composting to assist your garden in growing healthy and environmentally safe.

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When a fire occurs, it leaves behind damage in the form of soot, smoke, and an intense odor. If not treated properly, this damage can cause long-term problems for your home or business. At Steamatic of Connecticut, we utilize professional equipment and deodorizing products to help with smoke damage restoration.

Stay safe this summer, and get in touch with our team if an emergency situation occurs and your home or business needs to be restored to new!