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Tips on Fireproofing Your Backyard

fire pitAtlanta disaster repair services are important to community health, and Parker Young is here to help you fortify your home and keep your family safe throughout the year. Take these fireproofing tips to heart and protect your backyard from unexpected disasters.

Safety Tips for Grills, Fire Pits and More

Tip: Keep your grill a safe distance away from the home. It should also be away from any deck railings, eaves and overhanging branches.

Tip: If you’re using a charcoal grill, only use charcoal starter fluid. Any other fluids can be damaging to your grill. Or, worse, they’ll spark unwanted fires around the area.

Tip: Keep children away from your yard’s fire pit. A fire pit, while mostly contained, can be dangerous to passersby. If anyone panics, burning material can be tossed into the yard—setting it ablaze.

Tip: Don’t wear loose-fitting clothing—like nylon—when handling a fire pit or a grill. Loose-fitting clothing can collect heat quickly, becoming a hazard to both the wearer and the yard.

Tip: Don’t use your patio heater if it’s windy. The wind can blow a heater’s flame out. Or worse, it can knock the entire heater over.

Tip: Make sure all gas taps are off before a gas cylinder is changed. Additionally, change any cylinders in open-air environments. Opened gas cylinders are incredible hazards, and they can be dangerous to passersby.

Tip: Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. If possible, keep a bucket of water nearby as well. Fire needs to be extinguished during an emergency—and quickly. By keeping these items nearby, you’ll ensure quick disaster recovery.

Tip: Check the wind’s direction before lighting any fire. Additionally, make sure your grill’s lid will stay closed, once extinguished, if a fire breaks out. The wind shouldn’t be capable of moving any items around.

Parker Young is here to help provide information and answer any questions you may have. If you require assistance—or, if you want more Atlanta disaster relief tips—contact us today.

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