Apartment Fire's 101
Nothing says that you’re in the valley like a fresh burger cooked on the grill. However, we all know how grills can pose a large fire risk, especially for apartment buildings. DID YOU KNOW? On average, 7900 fires occur every year due to gas grills. (July is a peak month for fires)
Many of these dangerous fires start when grills are used on balconies or patios on an upper level of a building allowing the fire to quickly spread throughout the building.
Apartment managers/ owners may follow these fire prevention tips:
-Include a section in the lease stating: “occupants shall not store grill or deep fry inside the dwelling unit, on a deck or patio of a dwelling unit or within 10 feet of any combustible material”
- During the summertime, post grill rules in the common spaces of the building to remind tenants
- Ensure that no grills are being stored on balconies, patios decks, or porches. Grills are often used where they are stored.
- If possible, provide a designated grilling area for tenants to use that’s far away from the building and any other combustibles.
If you DO experience a grilling fire in your apartment complex and the fire department has cleared your building for entrance you may call SERVPRO who can help you with the insurance claim, clean-up, and restoration process. We stand by your side through the hardest part of the comeback and we promise to provide you with a great job done.