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Summer Fire Safety Tips

A nice fire can enhance any experience, a romantic candlelit dinner, glowing embers crackling in the fireplace, and the unbeatable sound of meat sizzling on the grill. Doesn’t that sound magical? Don’t be fooled. Fire can be destructive and devastating. But we want to share ways for you to stay safe this summer while experiencing fire in its best forms:

Firing up the grill

We can smell it now, the smell of the BBQ taking over your home. To make sure you avoid tragedy and enjoy those rib eyes, its best to keep your BBQ one meter from the walls of your home and away from fences or overhangs. You know that gooey coating that builds up? Once that flame hits it, it’s pure fuel. Get those elbows moving and clean the grease trap and housing of the grill regularly

Sitting by the fire

We all love sitting under the night stars, listening to the sound of the crackling fire, and roasting marshmallows to make the perfect s’more. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the flying sparks. Sparks can endanger not just our homes, but the very outdoors we cherish if the burning embers from a campfire ignite your backyard or the great outdoors. So while you enjoy a night fire in your backyard this summer, make sure the only thing that is roasting are those marshmallows!

Protecting your home isn’t as hard as it seems. Follow these tips, and you’ll be a fire pro. Your next step is to check your insurance policy to ensure you have the proper fire coverage for your home. The good news is that most insurance policies include fire coverage. Want to chat about it? Give us a call, and we’ll give you our best friend advice and ease your mind.

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