With the unseasonably warm weather blessing us across the Greater Kansas City area, many people are opting to spend more time outside. Backyard barbecues (not typical in February), bonfires and camping. However, with each of these activities, there are dangers.
This past week, a family in our community was displaced their home sustained more than $75,000 in damages. The cause? An ember from a fire pit in their backyard found its way to their roof and took out their attic. What started as a fun evening with family and friends, ended in trauma. Thankfully, everyone in the home got out safe.
If you are planning to have an outdoor gathering where a fire pit will be used, please take the necessary precautions.
Fire Pit Safety
Fire pits have become very popular. The warmth and joy that radiates from the open fire can make parties, intimate gatherings and simple marshmallow roasts the most sought-after and enjoyable activities on a cool, crisp evening. However, fire pits are wrought with dangers, and to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your guests, you should address the following safety concerns.
A fire pit enclosure can be as simple as a store-bought iron basin or as elaborate as a handmade stone pit. Whatever your choice of enclosure material, the rules for safety remain similar:
As with any fire situation, there are many safety measurements that can ensure you and yours remain safe. The following protocols should be followed in fire pit safety:
Fire pits have become popular because they offer many evenings of free or low cost entertainment. But they can pose a danger if not properly used. The above fire pit safety techniques can help make your evenings as enjoyable and safe as possible.
If you do experience a fire, get yourself to safety! A fire is a devastating, traumatic event. You have enough to worry about. Let us worry about the mess! #CleanupWithCompassion. www.sagerestorationkc.com