Summertime is naturally hot—that’s the best part about summer. That said, just because we look forward to the summer heat every year doesn’t mean there aren’t elevate fire risks.
There are many different ways residential fires occur during the summer months. Here are a few of those risks and some steps you can take if your home has fire damage.
With the increase in extreme weather wreaking havoc all over the country, it’s no secret that many fires are started from storms. The weather can impact geographic regions differently—dry heat can cause wild fires to spread. Forest fires can expand and reach residential areas. Lightening and severe thunderstorms can damage powerlines which can cause fires as well. Avoid using water during a thunderstorm as water can conduct electricity.
32% of all house fires start from grilling or cooking incidents. Maintain a grilling safe zone of at least 3 feet when grills are in use. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from the house in case the flames get out of hand. Make sure to clean grills properly to prevent grease fires.
Firework safety is incredibly important. Make sure you have a hose or bucket of water at the ready before lighting any fireworks. Maintain a safe distance from any structures that could cause a house fire if ignited.
Fire pits and patio heaters are another source of house fires. Follow guidelines similar to grilling when dealing with a fire pit or patio heater. Follow manufacturer instructions when lighting a patio heater and never leave the fire pit unattended. If it’s windy out, avoid using either.
If your summer fun turned ablaze, contact Royal Renovations where we specialize in fire damage restoration.