Fireworks and grilling are great fun, but both have inherent safety risks
Fireworks and grilling are common activities in July, but accidents can lead to fire and smoke damage. Such damage should only be handled by fire and smoke restoration professionals, like ComeBack Restoration. Grill fires can occur rapidly and can cause fire and smoke damage to one’s home. Fireworks should only be used far away from homes as they present a fire hazard as well. In fact, fireworks produce an average of 1,300 structure fires each year (NFPA, 2021). July is National Grilling Month and Fireworks Safety Month. So, it presents a great opportunity to touch on some basic safety tips.
July is Fireworks Safety Month and National Grilling Month
Tragically, fireworks can not only cause structural damage, but injuries and even loss of life. Eight people died and over 12,000 were injured in 2017 due to fireworks-related incidents (CPSC, 2017). Of course, children should always be closely supervised, especially when around fireworks. In 2018, children below 15 years old made up 36% of the estimated 9,100 fireworks-related injuries (NFPA, 2021). Just as one should be cautious with fireworks, the same goes for grilling. From 2014-2018, children under five accounted for roughly 39% of contact-type burns per year (NFPA, 2021). While injury and loss of life are chief concerns, property damage is another possibility. In 2014-2018, there were 3,900 structure fires involving grills (NFPA, 2021). Hopefully you stay safe this summer while enjoying fireworks and grilling. However, if you should fall victim to fire and smoke damage, there is someone to call.
Comeback Restoration, the best at fire and smoke restoration
With over 30 years in the restoration business, ComeBack Restoration not only handles fire and smoke damage, but much more. They provide services for Fire, Water, Smoke, and Mold amongst other services such as Odor Removal & Hygiene Cleaning. From the owner:
We have been in the restoration business for over 30 years! We don’t take customer service lightly. No matter what type of repair you need from mold removal – to devastating fire and smoke damage, you can count on us to meet your needs on time and on budget. Our main priority is to provide our customers with the very best restoration solutions that are both efficient and affordable. No matter what your issue may be, big or small, you can trust that our expert technicians will have the solution for you.~Donald Dellinger, COO