Summer Safety Tips | SERVPRO® of Stone Mountain/ Clarkston
There is nothing like firing up the grill during the summer months! Did you know, July is the peak month for grill fires? A backyard barbeque can become dangerous quickly if proper safety precautions aren’t considered.
July is also the peak time for firework related injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, each year around 230 people are injured seriously enough to require medical treatment after firework related incidents. Fireworks also cause fires to hundreds of homes each year costing millions of dollars in repairs.
As your local SERVPRO® professional, we want you to have an enjoyable and safe summer. Consider the following tips to help ensure your summer celebrations are disaster free!
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and over hanging branches.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
- When using a charcoal grill, let the coal completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
- Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.
- Do not to try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire. Children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over as they may still be active.
- The Safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.