HOW TO AVOID HOUSE FIRE DURING SPRING AND SUMMER
Spring break is approaching, giving us a little taste of what summer will have in store for us. With only a
couple more months left, we are becoming more and more anxious towards the day where we could
finally enjoy more of those outdoor activities.
We truly cannot wait to say goodbye to winter and hello to summer. However, like winter, there are a
number of risks that are associated with house fires during this time of year. While we should not be too
worried about these occurring on our property, we will always be aware that accidents can still happen
during the spring and summer season.
Here are tips for preventing traditional fires within your home.
1. Outdoor Electrical Outlets
Keep in mind not to overload the circuit outlets to use outside machinery and equipment; you will want
to keep the watt usage at or below 1500. The temperatures outside are warmer. If it is warm or too hot
to touch, be sure to turn unplug them for at least 15 minutes between each use. This ensures that it will
not become overheated or cause a property fire.
2. Fuel Containers
Be sure to throw away gas or paint cans that have a leak immediately. If there is any gas or other
flammable material on your yard, be sure to have it removed or cleaned right away, especially during
As sparks can fly or flames can shoot out when using too much fuel, always take proper precautions. Not
only can this cause severe property damage, it can also cause serious injuries.
The biggest issue in the spring and summer time, however, is that it may be used more often during this
time of year.
5. Inspect the Fire Extinguisher
Be sure that it is in working condition and everyone knows its location. Taking a few minutes now to
make sure it works can save you weeks in repair time in the future.
As thunderstorms are no stranger during the springtime, lightning is one of the most common causes of
property fires. While it is impossible to completely prevent lightning from striking a chimney or roof of a
home, be sure to always have the phone number of a fire damage restoration company on hand.
Please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.