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6 Tips to Safely Use a Fire Pit & Avoid Fire Damage

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Avoid unwanted fire damage caused by a fire pit this summer.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Barrow County have seen it all when it comes to fire damage. One of the most common ways we see fire damage happen in the summer is due to a fire pit malfunction. Fire pits are a great way to gather with family and friends, but they can cause severe fire damage if misused.

This blog post will discuss six safety tips for using a fire pit and avoiding fire damage. We put together this blog post because we want you to enjoy your fire pit and prevent potential fire damage. So, without further ado, let's get started!

What is a fire pit

A fire pit is a bowl-shaped structure used to contain a fire. Fire pits can be constructed from various materials, including metal, stone, or brick. They are often used for outdoor activities such as camping, bonfires, and parties.

Different types of fire pits

There are many different types of fire pits, from portable for camping to permanent fixtures in your backyard. The kind of fire pit you choose will depend on your needs and preferences. Some things to consider include:

  • Size: Fire pits come in a variety of sizes. Choose one that is appropriate for the space you have available and the number of people you want to be able to accommodate.
  • Material: Fire pits can be made from various materials, including metal, stone, or brick. Consider the look you are going for and the level of maintenance you are willing to do.
  • Fuel: Most fire pits use wood as fuel, but gas-powered options are also available. Consider what type of fuel you want to use and how easy it is to find in your area.
  • Price: Firepits range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Choose one that fits your budget and your needs.

By taking the time to consider these factors, you can find the perfect fire pit for your needs and safely enjoy it for many years to come.

The six tips for using a fire pit

Fire pits can be a great addition to any outdoor space, but it is essential to use them safely to avoid fire damage. Here are six tips for safely operating a fire pit:

  1. Make sure the fire pit is on a level surface and that there is plenty of room for people to gather around it.
  2. Do not place the fire pit too close to your house or other structures.
  3. Keep children and pets away from the fire pit.
  4. Use caution when adding fire to the fire pit – do not add too much at once!
  5. Be sure to put out the fire completely before leaving it unattended.
  6. Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid, or flammable liquids to start or accelerate the fire.

By following these simple tips, you can safely enjoy your fire pit and avoid any potential fire damage.

What to do when a fire pit causes fire damage?

When misused, fire pits can cause fire damage to your property. If this happens, it is essential to take the following steps:

  • Call 911 immediately to report the fire.
  • Evacuate the area and do not re-enter until it is safe.
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim.
  • Call a professional restoration company to assess the damage and begin the restoration process.

By taking these steps, you can minimize the amount of damage caused by a fire pit and get your property back to normal as soon as possible.

Wrapping up

We hope you enjoyed learning how to use a fire pit safely and what to do in the event of fire damage. Fire pits can be a great addition to any outdoor space, but it is essential to use them safely to avoid fire damage.

When it comes to fire damage, it is essential to choose a professional restoration company with the experience and expertise to get the job done right. SERVPRO of Barrow County has been helping home, and business owners recover from fire damage for over 50 years. We are a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration, and our IICRC-certified professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you when you need it most.

We understand the stress and anxiety that comes with fire damage, and we will work with you every step of the way to make sure your property is restored to its pre-fire condition. Contact us today!

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