Stay safe this independence weekend and know how to do so by following these tips!
We experience about 18,500 fires a year. Most of these fires are reported on 4th of July than any other day of the year. Although we are ready to have fun we also have to remember to stay safe at all times.
Here are some easy and important tips you can follow to help protect your home from a fire.
- Clean gutters- Don’t forget your roof! Your summer cleaning should include a little maintenance time to your roof top. By doing this, you are playing it safe and removing any kind of debris that could be used as fuel for a fire.
- Put a sprinkler in the front and back- Keep your lawn moist! You want to prevent a spark or even a falling (but still lit firework on your yard.
- Remove dry brush from your home and surroundings- People often don’t think of this one, as we may keep up with our daily yard cleaning, but always take a double look outside for any bark, branches or twigs. Even if you are not planning on having fireworks this year in your home, falling fireworks may still land lit and can lead to an unexpected fire.
- Trim Trees- Removing any hanging or excess branches will help prevent any trees getting lit by a fly away spark or firework.
In the event you do encounter a fire, call SERVPRO! We are here to provide you with 24/7 clean up and restoration services, you can get in contact with us for a free estimate! "Like it never even happened."