Summer is quickly approaching in Utah, with the snowy season almost immediately switching to sunshine and heat. In winter, the main issue that many homeowners face is the cold, ice, and flooding. Summer brings a whole new bag of problems, one of which is fires. Read here to learn more about how to avoid a fire in your home this season.
How To Avoid A Fire This Summer
There are certain types of fires that can happen at any point in the year including kitchen fires, fires caused by mishandling matches, blowtorches, and candles, and fires caused by lightning and electrical problems. However, the summer brings the most likely time to have a fire on your property, simply because it is drier and hotter outside. That is why it is important to have certain precautions in place that will ensure that you do not accidentally set fire to your property.
Have The Proper Technology In Place
The first way to avoid a fire and/or stop a fire from getting out of control on your property is to make sure that you have the right technology in place. Make sure that you have at least one smoke detector on every level of your home that works properly. You should also have a fire extinguisher and other types of equipment readily available in your home to help subdue any potential flames that could randomly arise. It is a good idea to also have sprinklers and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if you live/own a larger property. Also, make sure to regularly assess your home’s fire safety equipment to make sure that they are working properly.
Be Careful With Cooking And Campfires
Another way to avoid a fire on your property is to use caution when cooking outside (or inside) and using campfires. Stoves and grills often use gas which is extremely flammable. Make sure that when you are cooking on a grill you cook away from any overhanging branches from trees, any bushes, and anything else that could potentially be lit on fire.
Avoid ever lighting your barbeque in a closed space and be sure to completely extinguish the grill when you are finished with it. When it comes to having campfires, there are several things you can do to keep safe. Never leaving the fire unattended, keeping the pit clean and surrounded by a wall, and properly putting out the fire at the end of the night are some important things to pay attention to.
Keep Your Home Clean
The last tip that we have to avoid a fire this summer is to keep your space as clean as possible. Flammable garbage including cardboard and plant clippings should be kept away from the home and disposed of right away. Also, be sure to keep these things away from heat sources. Lastly, ensure that you keep surfaces (especially air conditioners) free of dust because dirt build-up can lead to accidental fires.
Reach Out For Home Restoration Services
If your home has recently been threatened by some sort of natural disaster this summer, it is important to have access to restoration services. Home restoration services can be helpful when there is a problem in your home caused by fires, floods, storms, etc. After a disaster, it can be hard to know what to do. Restoration services exist to help homeowners return their homes to their original states after they have been seriously damaged. With our services at Liberty Restoration, we can ensure that your home looks good as new after a fire or any other sort of destruction. For more information or to schedule our services, feel free to contact us today.