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Keep Your Neighbors Safe on National BBQ Month

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of outside of houses showing firepit with a line to a deck on fire The firepit and the neighbor's deck that caught fire

On National BBQ Month, SERVPRO would like to remind you to invite your neighbors over for the cookout, rather than bringing the flames to them.  

When it comes to safety and fire prevention, here at SERVPRO we have learned that precautions and prevention are not for just your own safety, they're also for your neighbors! We worked on a job where the fire damage to a house was caused by a neighbor's fire pit. Gusts of wind picked up debris from their fire pit and I think you can see where this is going. The neighbor's deck caught fire causing damage to a number of rooms and smoke odor throughout the home. They never thought that a 'harmless' fire pit fire could get so out of control and end up causing damage to a property that was not their own. 

The safety of you, your family, and your neighbors is something to take seriously! When you are having a BBQ, bonfire, or any other kind of open flame during this spring/summer season, we urge you to practice the fire safety that we all know but don't always practice. 

If you need a refresher on some important fire safety, here is a great resource: 

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