Stay Safe this Fourth of July

The 4th of July weekend is typically filled with fun, food, festivities, and of course – fireworks!  Stay safe this holiday weekend with a few tips from Floors to Ceiling Restoration.

Firework Safety

Did you know that over 50,000 fires are caused every year by fireworks? You can avoid damage and injuries by:

  • Never attempting to make your own fireworks
  • Not disassembling fireworks.
  • Not directing sparklers or fireworks at yourself, others, your home, or someone else’s property.
  • Lighting fireworks on the ground and only in areas that are dry and fire resistant. Check with your county to see if there is a burn ban in effect.
  • Not lighting multiple fireworks at the same time.
  • Not allowing children to handle fireworks or sparklers.
  • Keeping a fire extinguisher nearby, as well as a hose and a bucket of water to put out fires and thoroughly ensure all fireworks or sparklers are completely extinguished.

Grilling Safety

Almost 9,000 fires occur each year in the United States as a result of grilling. Grill safe with these tips:

  • Maintain your grill to prevent leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tank issues.
  • Be sure to check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes, or leaks.
  • Keep children away from grills.
  • NEVER grill indoors, in the garage, in any enclosed area.
  • Ensure your grill is at least three feet away from decks, siding, landscaping/branches, or any flammable item that can catch fire quickly.

Other Safety Tips:

  • Do not drink and drive – stay safe!
  • Review safe boating practices (and do not consume alcohol while driving a boat).
  • Set water safety rules for your family and use life jackets when on the water.

We hope you have a safe and fun-filled Fourth! If you do suffer fire or smoke damage, give us a call to repair it all! Our skilled and professional crew can beautifully rebuild and reconstruct your property inside and out! Floors To Ceiling Restoration is a full service fire and smoke damage restoration contractor. Upon completing the fire and smoke damage cleanup, we perform a complete rebuild and reconstruction of your property. We offer drywall and texture installation, interior/exterior painting, floor installation and repair, new insulation, framing carpentry, roof board-up/repair, and full roof replacement.

Experiencing a fire is a traumatic experience – but the restoration process shouldn’t be! Floors To Ceiling Restoration offers a competent team of professionals available 24/7 to handle your fire and smoke damage needs. We will save you time and money and get you back to your home or business in record time – guaranteed!