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5 Amazing Tips to Avoid Memorial Day Weekend Fire Damage

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

An ignited grill during memorial day weekend Contact the professionals at SERVPRO for emergency fire damage services!

The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta receive an influx of fire damage-related calls during Memorial Day weekend. 

Memorial Day weekend is a time when many Americans like to grill out and have fun with family and friends. First, however, it's essential to be aware of the potential dangers that come with these activities. 

There are two leading causes of fire damage during memorial day weekend: 

  1. Grills 
  2. Fireworks

Here at SERVPRO, we know that education is the best way to avoid fire damage. Therefore, we put together the following blog post to include five tips to help you and your family stay safe this Memorial Day weekend.

What is fire damage? 

Fire damage results from a chemical reaction between heat, oxygen, and fuel. This process creates byproducts like smoke and soot, which can cause extensive damage to your home or business. 

How can a grill cause fire damage? 

Throughout the whole year, the professionals at SERVPRO receive fire damage calls caused by outdoor grills, and we can humbly say that we have seen and mitigated it all when it comes to fire damage caused by grilling mishaps. 

The most common mistake that a property owner makes is leaving a grill unattended while the food is cooking. An unattended grill may result in a fire that spreads throughout your property and causes extensive damage to your home or business. 

In addition, the heat from the grill can easily ignite nearby materials like grass, leaves, or decking boards. If these materials catch on fire, they can quickly spread to your home or business, causing extensive damage. 

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, it's essential to be aware of these factors so that you can take precautions to ensure that your grill doesn't cause fire damage to your property. 

How can fireworks cause fire damage? 

Fireworks are the second leading cause of fires over Memorial Day weekend. Although fireworks are beautiful to watch, they are also extremely dangerous. The sparks from fireworks can easily ignite nearby materials like grass, leaves, or trees. If these materials catch on fire, they can quickly spread to your home or business, causing extensive damage. 

We always recommend that you leave the fireworks to the professionals! So instead of purchasing your own fireworks this Memorial Day weekend, join your community and watch a professional show. Watching a professional display can be just as fun as setting off your own fireworks. 

Five tips to prevent memorial day weekend fire damage

As we mentioned earlier, the best way to prevent fire damage is through education. Here are five tips to help you stay safe and to avoid fire damage:

  1. Always keep a fire extinguisher on hand when using a grill. 
  2. Only use fireworks approved for consumer use and know the laws.
  3. Keep grilling areas clean of debris and brush.
  4. Never leave a grill unattended, and always make sure to turn it off before heading inside. 
  5. Avoid using fireworks indoors or near combustible materials, such as homes or buildings.

By following these tips, you can help prevent fire damage this Memorial Day weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family. 

Who to call for fire damage restoration?

If fire damage does occur this Memorial Day weekend, we recommend you contact a team of fire damage restoration professionals as soon as possible. 

The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta have years of experience dealing with fire and smoke damage. Our team will work tirelessly to get your home or business restored as quickly as possible. 

Our fire damage restoration process will start with a thorough assessment of the damage. We will then develop a customized plan to safely clean, repair, and restore your home or business. 

Contact us if you need fire damage restoration services this Memorial Day weekend! Our team is available 24/7 to help you with your fire damage needs.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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