Fall = Fire Pits
It’s that time of year again. Summer has come and gone. Ah, Fall...you are our favorite. Colorful leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice. Now that we can spend more time outside in the enjoyable weather, it’s time to break out the fire pit.
Some safety tips to keep in mind while using your fire pit...
When using your fire pit, make sure it is a minimum of 10 feet away from any structures, trees, fences and power lines.
Do not start a fire if it is very windy. Sparks can be blown onto nearby flammable materials, starting a fire you did not intend.
Burn dry material. Damp/wet material causes excess smoke.
When starting the fire, use a lighter to ignite crumbled pieces of paper covered with small sticks.
Do not leave the fire unattended. Keep children and pets from getting too close.
Be proactive. Keep some type of fire extinguishing equipment nearby. This could be a water hose or a bucket with sand.
Ready to head in for the night? Make sure the fire is completely out. As it dies down, spread out the ashes to allow them to cool. Slowly pour water over them and make sure no burning embers remain.
And of course...enjoy it!
If you ever have fire or smoke damage to your home, call us here at SERVPRO® of South Madison County, 256-533-5335. We are here for you 24/7.