Spring Home Fires
Spring has finally sprung! Temperatures are rising and slowly but surely the ground is drying up in some places. This means that many homeowners are starting to think about getting back outside and spring cleanup.
According to FEMA, spring also brings with it the highest daily averages of fires. This is due to many homeowners cleaning up the remnants of fall and winter in their yard and burning them. Spring is also the time that many families get outside and light that grill for the first time.
Seems tough to think that with how much moisture we have had in the last 18 months that we are talking about house fires, but the reality is there are many leading causes for house fires in the spring both inside and outside the home.
In addition to the outdoors activities, the tasks for spring cleaning inside the home increase fire risks. If you are anything like my family used to be, we broke out the cleaning supplies and cleaned everything from top to bottom. We washed every blanket and dusted every surface. All of these things increased the fire hazard in our home. From the lint collected in the dryer vent to the chemicals left out, we left some of the leading causes of house fires to chance.
Even with the wet conditions we are experiencing, make sure to do your due diligence this spring to prevent a fire in your home or business. Do not leave the grill or fire unattended. Clean your dryer vents. Keep flammable chemicals in a safe place.
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