Home Safety Tips For The 4th Of July
You’ve worked so hard to build your own house and you’ve got it up and complete. The last of the new furniture is in, boxes are unpacked (okay, maybe not ALL of the boxes!), and your family is sleeping in their own beds. Then the 4th of July rolls around.
Fourth Of July Home Safety Tips For After You Build Your Own House
Respect the fireworks regulations of the area where you live.
Most areas of the country have their own regulations as to when fireworks can be shot off, the hours they’re allowed to make noise, what days you can light off fireworks, and where you can light them. Make sure you know all of these before you start lighting off your fireworks stash! (Hopefully even before you go buy any so you know which ones to avoid!)
If it’s been particularly dry around the 4th (not really the case this year for Nebraska and Iowa!), make sure that your yard is nice and wet. Run the sprinkler that morning so you aren’t creating your own fire hazard. Keep a hose or bucket of water nearby during your fireworks show to quickly douse any stray sparks.
If you’re boating, do it responsibly.
If you live on a lake or other boating community, make sure you know the regulations for the water and that you follow all of them strictly.
If it starts to rain or thunder, do NOT move the grill inside.
If the weather starts to get bad while you’re grilling for the 4th, don’t, under any circumstances, move the grill inside your home or garage. This is not only a huge fire hazard, but also can lead to toxic fumes in your home’s air. Also, do not ever leave the grill unattended.
Don’t leave your pets unattended outside.
Pets can easily get scared by the bright lights and loud noises of fireworks and run away. Make sure they’re inside when all of the festivities are happening. Or, at the very least, on a leash so you can quickly grab them, if needed.
Especially if you’ve just moved to a new community, know where your local hospital or emergency care center is located.
Because of the risk of injury with fireworks and other summertime activities (heat stroke/exhaustion, bug bites, etc.), be sure you know where your local emergency care center is located. You’ll be glad you know when you don’t have to GPS it in the middle of an emergency situation!
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