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Fire Damage Cleanup: Prep For 4th Of July Celebrations

fire damage cleanup fayette county, fire damage fayette county, fire damage restoration fayette countyA 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):

  • Only burn sparklers in a controlled environment.
  • Avoid loose-fitting clothing when around sparklers.
  • Don’t let young children handle sparklers.
  • Put sparklers out by submerging them in water after use.

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: 

  • Check the wind before lighting any fireworks. If the wind is extremely strong, consider forgoing the fireworks since it will be so unpredictable where they end up.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand to put out any fires immediately.
  • Be considerate of those around you. This includes accounting for the sound and proximity of your fireworks. 

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.

Fire Damage Cleanup In Fayette County

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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