A jovial 4th of July celebration can turn into a nightmare with just a single spark. Most everyone’s worst nightmare during the 4th of July is a stray firework causing their home, or a neighbor’s, to catch fire. The stress of this possibility is enough to completely ruin the night for some. To help you enjoy your 4th of July celebration and do so stress free, here are four firework safety tips from our fire damage cleanup experts at Restoration 1 of McDonough in Fayette County.
Sparkler Safety Tips
Although sparklers are often reserved for children, they burn at around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (a temperature hot enough to melt many types of metal). Obviously, this poses a considerable fire hazard unless they are used with caution. To prevent fire damage from sparklers, the following safety practices are recommended (this will also help with the cleanup in case there is any need):
Celebration Safety Tips
When going into your 4th of July celebration, there are a few safety considerations that are worth thinking about beforehand. These include:
Only Buy Reputable Fireworks
One way that a fire may occur is when the fireworks used were flawed in the first place. This is obviously possible with any firework, no matter how reputable. However, this is far more common for non-official, “black market” fireworks. This includes fireworks that don’t have to adhere to any safety guidelines and that are bought outside of the usual channels. Buying such fireworks can be tempting because of their low prices and abilities. It is not worth the risk, however, since such fireworks are so unpredictable and dangerous and can cause some serious cleanup work after.
Leave Fireworks To The Experts
If you insist on lighting off holiday fireworks, you may want to hire a professional. There are entertainment companies out there with trained and certified fireworks technicians. These experts know the proper safety techniques and precautions for setting off fireworks. While certainly an additional cost, hiring a pro is cheaper than paying for reconstruction or fire damage cleanup.
Abiding by these tips should allow you to have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration. However, we at Restoration 1 of McDonough in Fayette County know that mistakes and freak accidents happen. If your home is ever affected by fire damage on the 4th of July, or any other time of year, don’t hesitate to give us a call for our fire damage cleanup services.
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