Summer Time Fire Prevention Tips

Summertime brings excellent opportunities for outdoor activities that create beautiful memories. Unfortunately, it also increases the risk of fires that can cause significant damage to your home and properties. Common outdoor activities often start fires during summer months and can spread quickly, leaving you with costly damages to repair. This post will discuss some of the most common activities that lead to summer fires and how you can prevent them.

Common Fire Starters:

  1. Grill Fires– Grill fires are common during summer months. Improper use or maintenance of your grill can lead to a severe fire. You should always ensure that your grill is cleaned regularly and kept away from flammable materials. Also, never leave the grill unattended, and ensure it is turned off after use.

  2. Fireworks – Fireworks are a common source of summer fires, especially around the Fourth of July. You should ensure that you purchase fireworks from a reputable source, observe local laws and guidelines regarding their use, and never handle them while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  3. Campfires – Campfires are another cause of summer fires. You should ensure that campfires you build are in designated areas and never left unattended. Also, ensure the fire is fully extinguished before leaving your camping area.

  4. Electric Appliances Outdoors – Many people use outdoor electric appliances such as fans, lights, and power tools during summer months. These appliances can be a source of fires if they are not used correctly or if they come into contact with flammable materials. You should ensure that your appliances are certified and never leave them unattended.

  5. Cigarette Smoking – Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of house fires year-round, but it is hazardous during summer months due to dry heat and strong winds. When celebrating with friends or family, always ensure that your guests dispose of their cigarettes properly and never smoke indoors or near flammable materials.

Fire Prevention Tips:

The following are helpful tips to help you prevent summer fires and potential home and memory damage:

  • Regularly inspect and maintain all appliances that will be used outdoors.
  • Always have a fire extinguisher that is easily accessible in an emergency.
  • Avoid using flammable materials like gasoline or lighter fluids to start fires.
  • Always supervise outdoor fires and ensure they are fully extinguished before leaving the area.
  • Observe and follow local laws and guidelines regarding outdoor activities that could start a fire.
  • Educate family members and your house guests about fire prevention and safety.

Summer fires can cause significant damage to your home and properties. You can prevent fires during the summer months by being aware of common causes of fires and taking steps to avoid them. Following the tips above, you can enjoy a fire-free summer while creating beautiful memories with your family and friends. But if your summer ends up in a fire, call us immediately for help to save your home and memories. Call 208-521-9741  for help from one of our Restoration Specialists 24/7.