The Fall Safety Tips You Need to Know | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest
As we are seeing, the nighttime is bringing about some crisp weather. That’s right, the fall season is creeping up on us for sure.
This is the perfect weather for having campouts, roasting s’mores or simply enjoying the campfire. Regardless of what your top choice is, settle in and review some of these safety tips.
As you camp, hike or roast some warm toasty marshmallows, knowing how or where to build your campfire is probably the best safety tip you can know. As you probably know, you want to keep your fire away from anything flammable.
As you’re prepping items to get ready to burn, it’s best to use dry wood or bigger sticks. When you’re ready to start a campfire, never use an accelerant like kerosene or lighter fluid.
And when you are ready to call it a night, ensure that your fire has been extinguished completely before going in. All it takes is a small breeze to reignite an ember and have your fire started up again.
Portable space heaters are some people’s best friends during the chillier months. But it’s important to recognize that space heaters are one of the most frequent causes of home fires in the fall and winter. Make sure you keep your space heater away from anything flammable.
Thanks to technology, most space heaters come with an automatic shut-off capability now, but even still, it’s essential you keep these on a level surface. Also keep these mini heaters away from kids or play areas to help ensure they don’t get knocked over.
As quickly as the year is going, while Halloween is still a good way off, we just want to touch on a few important issues. Remember that Halloween or fall décor and costumes can all be some serious fire hazards. Be sure to stay attentive when setting up your décor.
If a fire hazard should turn from potential to reality in your home, remember the trusted leader in the recovery industry and contact SERVPRO to get your property fully restored right down to the smell of smoke.