Firework Fire Damage: 5 Amazing 4th of July Safety Tips
As we celebrate the 4th of July, let's not forget about firework fire damage.
The 4th of July is a time for celebration, but it can also be a time for disaster. Every year, there are countless reports of firework-related fires and injuries. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that firework fires cause millions in property damage each year.
The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta are here to help you celebrate safely this year. However, in the event that fire does occur, we are fire and water damage restoration experts who can help you recover.
If you're planning on setting off fireworks this Independence Day, make sure to follow the five safety tips mentioned in this blog post to avoid firework fire damage.
The five safety tips to avoid firework fire damage
The professionals at SERVPRO know that the leading cause of firework fire damage is when they are poorly handled. Therefore, always handle fireworks with care, and follow these five safety tips:
1) Purchase fireworks from a reputable source.
Make sure you buy your fireworks from a reputable source. Quality fireworks will ensure they will not explode or start a fire. Homemade fireworks are more likely to cause damage than store-bought fireworks.
2) Follow the instructions
When setting off fireworks, follow the instructions on the back of the packaging. Following instructions will help to ensure that the firework is used correctly and will not start a fire.
3) Have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water on hand
If a fire starts, it is essential to have a fire extinguisher or a bucket of water on hand. After the fireworks show, you want to put water on the fireworks to prevent fire damage.
4) Do not use fireworks near buildings or flammable objects.
When igniting fireworks, you want to ensure that they are lit off in an open area, away from buildings and flammable objects. We suggest only setting off fireworks at a distance of at least 30 yards from any building to avoid fire damage.
5) Dispose of fireworks properly.
After the fireworks show, it is essential to dispose of them properly. Once the firework has been used, douse it with water and place it in a metal trash can. Proper disposal will help to prevent a fire from starting.
What should you do if a fire does occur this July 4th?
If fire damage occurs this July 4th, you will want first to prioritize the safety of yourself and your family. Then, once everyone is safe and away from the fire, you will want to contact the local fire department to come and extinguish the fire.
After the fire department leaves, you will want to:
- Contact your homeowner's insurance
- Contact a reliable fire restoration company
- Document the damages with photos and videos
Let the experts at SERVPRO of Downton Atlanta help with your firework fire damage.
The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta are here to help when firework fire damage occurs this July 4th. We are an IICRC-certified fire and water damage restoration company that specializes in helping property owners recover from fire damage. We have the training, experience, and equipment necessary to restore your property to its pre-fire condition.
When you call us, we will immediately dispatch a crew of fire restoration experts to your property. Once on scene, our team will assess the fire damage and develop an action plan. We will then begin the fire restoration process, which includes:
- Cleaning up debris
- Repairing fire damage
- Restoring fire-damaged items
If you need help with firework fire damage this July 4th, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will respond immediately to your call.