Labor Day Fire Safety Tips
Labor Day means cookouts, fireworks, and even campfires as people take advantage of one of the last warm weekends of the year.
It is definitely relaxing and fun to enjoy a backyard fire with friends and loved ones, but it’s also important to make sure that everyone involved stays safe by practicing a few easy fire protection and prevention tips:
Remember this list of four Labor Day fire safety tips:
- Keep a bucket of water close by. On the off chance that something floating out of your fire catches nearby items on fire, you don't want to have to run to get water to put it out. With water right there, you can quickly and safely extinguish the issue.
- Don’t let barbecue grease accumulate. Built up grease and food on a grill grate has a high likelihood of igniting. Before, during, and after using your grill, clean the grate using a wire brush.
- Inspect the area around your BBQ and campfire. Make sure to keep as many flammable items away from your grill or fire as possible. Paper plates and napkins catching on fire are a leading cause of fire damage during Labor Day weekend. This is especially important if you are grilling near your house or on a deck.
- Completely extinguish the fire when you are finished. Never leave a grill unattended after cooking, and never go to sleep without ensuring that it is fully out. A breeze can send embers that are still hot into the air, and they could land on your roof or other parts of your home, leading to a fire.
If you happen to have any fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Stamford today at 203.324.1642.