Is Burning Safe in North Columbiana County in the Late Summer?
Late summer presents an opportunity for fires in late August and early September here in North Columbiana County. Careful planning can keep your home safe this Summer. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is here to give you some tips about burning at your home while the hot weather is at its peak.
- Get rid of young, sprouted growth.
Land and Legacy recommends to top kill young wooded species of tree growth to at least 2 inches DBH. DBH means the diameter of each tree is measured at “breast height”, defined as 1.35m up from the highest point of ground at the tree's base. The biggest culprits of young growth are species like cedar, honey locust, Osage orange, and other sprouts. This can turn the clock back almost three years, says L&L.
- Fire pit safety
Fire pits can be the highlight of any backyard. Just ensure you are following proper protocol when it comes to burning. Ensure the pit is at least 10 feet away from any structure, avoid windy conditions that can spread embers, and keep a hose or bucket nearby in the case of fire outside the pit.
- Firework safety
The CPSC has some good tips on home fire work lighting. “Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.”
No matter how safe and precautions you may be. Accidents can always happen. If you have a fire outbreak at your Negley home…call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County today. We are the area’s #1 fire restoration company.
After the fire trucks are gone, your Salem home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We are Faster to any size disaster with the specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.
We understand that fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.
Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.
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