Fire Safety Tips for the Fourth of July
With the Fourth of July coming up, it is a good time to talk about fire damage. Fireworks, cookouts and candles can all pose risks to properties, so always be careful with any flames indoors or outside. Make sure that your grill, bonfire, or any other potential hazards are far away from flammable materials. These can be obvious things, like a wooden awning, or any other part of your home, but also grasses, debris, chair cushions, etc. This might go without saying, but always keep an eye on kids, especially when fireworks (even seemingly harmless things like sparklers) are involved. Also, if anyone has had a few too many adult beverages, its best for someone who’s sober to take over any duties involving potential fire hazards.
Although we all hope for a beautiful day, it’s also good to keep an eye on the weather. High winds can end up blowing smoke or fire farther than you’d expect. It’s also a good idea to keep an extinguisher handy, just in case things get out of control. Following some simple guidelines, you should be fine; however, if something does go wrong and a fire breaks out, SERVPRO of Northbrook / Wheeling / Glencoe is here to help. It’s important to recognize that fire damage can lead to many more problems that we can help with. If the fire department was needed, there is often extensive damage to the property, not only from the fire, but also from the water used to put it out. We can restore any damages caused by either fire, water, or mold, making sure that your home is safe and habitable. Also, if there’s a lingering odor from smoke, even if it’s just from a bonfire or a grilling incident gone wrong, we can come and eliminate those unwanted scents.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at (847) 498-8889