Even in June, the countdown is on while residents across America get ready for the 4th of July. Residents of Philadelphia, PA have been eagerly preparing for trips, parties, and the firework displays that will take place soon, but while fireworks can be spectacular, they also pose a serious threat. ServiceMaster by ARTec wants to help you be safe this 4th of July. Continue reading to learn more about staying safe while using fireworks and preventing fire damage in your home!
The safest firework display is one that is put on by professionals. These are the pyrotechnic displays that you see while sitting in the park or that are set off over the water. Professionals are armed with the proper equipment and take every measure of safety to make sure that firework displays remain a fun and enjoyable event.
Most fire damage cases don’t come from professional displays, but rather from consumer fireworks or “Class C.” These are the kind that you would buy from an independent retailer, including items like sparklers, poppers, fountains, cherry bombs, and more. While these are legal in Philadelphia, PA, consumers must take extreme caution when using them. The amount of fire damage that occurs every year from consumer fireworks is on the rise. In 2011, fire damage occurred to a variety of structures across America, ranging from cars and houses, to yards and landscapes.
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fireworks caused over 1,200 structural fires. Of every fire reported on Independence Day, about 2 of every 5 is a house fire that was the fault of consumer fireworks gone awry.
To prevent fire damage to your home, read the directions on your consumer fireworks very carefully. Ensure you have a fire extinguisher or water to put out any fires that get out of control. Also, never purchase and use fireworks that are illegal in your area.
When a firework display goes wrong, you may find yourself in need of fire damage restoration services in your home. For immediate fire damage restoration assistance, call on ServiceMaster by ARTec. Our IICRC certified technicians will be on the scene to begin repairs to your home as soon as possible. Our fire restoration services are available 24/7, and even on holidays like Independence Day. Don’t wait to start the repair process; contact us today at (610) 626-9002!