Each season brings its own set of fire hazards, and it’s crucial to stay updated on fire prevention tips for summer. Simple daily tasks like cooking on the grill, turning on the A/C, and using the lawnmower can become hazardous if you aren’t careful! Continue reading to learn about the biggest fire hazards to your home and how to prevent a fire from occurring this summer.
As the summers in Maryland are very hot and humid, everyone will be turning on their air conditioning to cool down their home. However, air conditioners, fan, and related equipment are involved in thousands of house fire each year, mainly due to mechanical or electrical failures. These failures typically happen when the unit is being overused or isn’t properly maintained. Take preventative measures this summer by turning your air conditioner off during peak hours of electrical usage in your area, and have your A/C unit professionally maintained once a year.
A smoke detector is meant to save you in the event of a fire, but it is useless if it is not working properly. It’s crucial to regularly check that your smoke alarms are working each month, so you can be sure that it will work during an emergency. Also, be sure that you have a smoke alarm on every level of your home- especially by each bedroom. In Maryland, it is the law to have smoke alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Cooking On The Grill
As soon as the weather gets nice, we want to fire up our grills for a delicious barbeque as quickly as possible! While you should enjoy your grill this summer, remember to be very cautious around the flames. Your grill should be a significant distance away from your house, and it should be clear of overhanging branches and plants. A good rule of thumb is to have a 3-foot safe zone around your grill to avoid any fire hazards. Take the time to regularly remove grease and gas buildup, and never leave the grill unattended while it is on.
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