Spring into Spring Safety Tips!
With the days getting longer and the weather starting to warm up, it is an important time to review Spring Safety Tips for inside and around your home!
Now that there are days that it might be warm enough to grill, be sure to check the potentially dangerous parts of your grill before using. These can include your propane tank, your hose, and everything in between. It is also extremely important to make sure that your grill is set up a safe distance from your home, in an open space, and with nothing flammable nearby. Grills should not be used in an enclosed space, as this can be a fire hazard and a carbon monoxide safety hazard. Additionally, it is essential that you clean your grill before and after use to avoid potential fire hazards.
Outdoor firepits are also of increased use starting in the spring. As fun as they can be, they still pose a risk for fire hazards! Be sure to never leave a young child unattended anywhere near a lit fire pit, as this can be extremely dangerous. It may be smart to avoid using leaves, pinecones and other items that can break into small particles that may result in hot floating embers in the air. It may also be smart to always keep a bucket of water near the fire pit.
Be sure to test smoke alarms and get your chimneys inspected as part of your spring cleaning as well to keep them up to date. If you do suffer any fire damage this coming spring, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498. We are ready for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And we will make it “Like it never even happened.”