General Contractor Lic #CGC1519003 - Mold Remediation Lic #MRSR2344

Lighting fireworks can be an exciting and celebratory event for you and your guests. When shooting off fireworks at home, it is important to be mindful of potential hazards. Fireworks are powerful explosives that can cause significant injury if not handled properly. Improper or reckless handling could cause personal injury or property damage. Check out these firework safety tips to help prevent a firework incident and keep you, your friends and family, and your home safe.

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Choose The Location Wisely

All fireworks, even sparklers, should be lit outside away from structures. Fireworks can cause fires that can spread quickly and endanger not only the people in the vicinity but also nearby buildings and homes. To protect yourself and your home, it is important to light all fireworks away from buildings and other combustibles in wide open spaces where they will be far enough away from people and property. If an incident occurs, contact Maven Construction Group for comprehensive fire restoration services.

Know Your Fireworks

Fireworks come in a massive variety of sizes and types. Nearly every firework does something different. Before you light, make sure to understand what is going to happen so that you can properly prepare. Surprises can cause mistakes. For instance, if you do not give yourself enough space or clearance to light a very large firework, it can easily become a hazard. Read the labels of each firework you plan to light and review how it ignites and its size.

Have A Water Source Ready

If a firework does not ignite properly or malfunctions, it can start a fire. If there is dry foliage nearby or a wooden structure, a fire can grow quickly. When lighting fireworks on natural ground, be sure to wet the area surrounding the fireworks in case of sparks or a failed launch. Always keep a water hose, a bucket of water, or a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a fire.

Keep Children & Pets Away

Children and pets should be kept away from fireworks at all times. Teach children the importance of firework safety so they understand not to stand too close or approach a lit firework. Always supervise children near a firework area and prevent them from lighting fireworks themselves. In addition, fireworks can also be extremely loud, which may startle small children and animals or cause hearing damage for anyone standing too close.

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Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344