Firework Fire Damage: 5 Essential Safe Tips
The professionals at SERVPRO have seen fireworks cause extensive fire damage.
Fireworks are a staple of celebrations all across America. These colorful explosives from the 4th of July to New Year's Eve provide plenty of excitement and fun. However, as with any type of firework, there is always a risk of fire damage.
The professionals at SERVPRO of Union, Towns, Fannin & Gilmer Counties have seen firsthand the damage that fireworks can cause. In fact, we responded to hundreds of fire damage calls a year, many of which were caused by fireworks.
In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of fireworks and how to avoid firework fire damage. We are tired of homes and businesses being damaged by firecrackers and other fireworks because these tragic incidents can be preventable. By following the essential firework safe tips mentioned in this blog post, you can help keep your family and property safe from firework fire damage!
The dangers of fireworks
Fireworks can be dangerous if not handled properly. They often contain high levels of explosive material, which can cause extensive fire and smoke damage if they ignite.
It is essential to take the following five safety tips when handling fireworks to avoid fire damage:
- Always read the instructions on the fireworks before igniting them.
- Never try to relight a firework that has failed.
- Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby in case of a fire.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep children and pets away from fireworks at all times.
When can you set off fireworks in Georgia?
In Georgia, you can set off fireworks any day of the week between 10 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. However, your local government can restrict these times with a general noise ordinance. If you are setting off fireworks on public property, you will need to get a permit from your local fire department.
You should also check with your homeowner's insurance policy to see if it covers fire damage caused by fireworks. Many policies have exclusions for fire damage caused by fireworks, so checking before setting them off is essential.
What should you do if a firework starts a fire?
If a firework does cause a fire, it is essential to call 911 immediately and evacuate the area. Do not try to extinguish yourself, as fireworks are highly flammable.
Once the fire is out, you will need to assess the damage and call a fire restoration company to begin the cleanup process. The right professionals will work quickly to assess the damage and develop a fire restoration plan. They will also work with your insurance company throughout the process to ensure that your property is restored to its pre-fire condition.
How SERVPRO of Union, Towns, Fannin & Gilmer Counties handles fire damage restoration?
When it comes to fire damage, time is of the essence. The sooner you call SERVPRO, the sooner we can get to work restoring your property.
Our fire restoration process includes the following steps:
Assessment: We will assess your property's fire, smoke, and water damage and develop an action plan.
Board-up and tarping service: We will tarp your roof and board up any windows or doors that have obtained damage. Board-up and traping services help prevent further damage to your property.
Water removal and drying: We will remove any water that has been left behind by the fire hoses and dry out your property.
Smoke and soot cleanup: We will clean any soot or smoke damage from your walls, ceilings, and floors.
Odor removal: We will identify and remove any lingering odors caused by the fire.
Reconstruction: We will repair any structural damage caused by the fire.
Need help recovering from firework fire damage?
You don't need to handle firework fire damage alone. SERVPRO of Union, Towns, Fannin & Gilmer Counties is here to help. We are a team of IICRC-certified fire restoration professionals dedicated to restoring your property.
We understand that fire damage can be overwhelming, but we will work with you to ensure that your property is restored as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Contact us today to get started on your fire restoration project. We are available 24/7 to take your call, and we will respond as soon as possible.