4th of July Fire Safety

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4th of July Fire Safety

Fire SafetyThe Fourth of July can be a time filled with food, family, and fun. However, complications can arise when you add fireworks into the mix. Each year, Americans will spend over 10 million dollars on fireworks as a celebration of their independence. While it is a great tradition when done safely, there are several potential risks involved with shooting fireworks. Adhering to a few simple guidelines can reduce the risk of accidents putting a damper on your parade.

Risks Associated with Fireworks

Most states have their own guidelines to protect people during the Fourth of July. In drie[..]Read More

Barbecue Grilling Safety Tips

Barbecue Grilling SafetySummer is quickly approaching and as the heat starts to rise, people all across America are firing up their grills. Barbecues are a great way to bring friends and family together during the summer. However, barbecuing often brings with it its own set of dangers that anyone involved in a barbecue should be aware of in order to avoid injury or property damage. By following these barbecue grilling safety guidelines, you and your family can be sure to enjoy a safe and fun-filled summer day.

Avoid Flammable Areas

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4 Summertime Campfire Safety Tips

Campfire Safety As summer fast approaches, so too does camping season. Florida is a prime state for camping, with its beautiful landscapes and warm, inviting weather. Even for families, camping in the backyard can be just as fun as the real deal. But unfortunately, camping in an form can be dangerous for those who aren’t well-versed on safety tips, especially when it’s time to light the campfire and chow down on some s’mores. Keep reading for some key camping safety tips to keep in mind while you enjoy the great outdoors this summer.

1. Build Fires in Safe Spots

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Fire Safety Tips for Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to relax next to the fire, bundle up with a blanket, and enjoy a nice, warm drink. However, Christmas also comes with many potential fire hazards, which means your Christmas could be ruined if you are not careful! If you want to enjoy your Christmas fully, without having to worry about fire damage in Orlando, be sure to follow these helpful guidelines from the fire repair experts at FLA-CAT.

  • Make sure you buy a fire-retardant tree. Many more people are choosing artificial trees every year, but they can actually be more of a fire hazard than natural trees are. If you buy an artificial tree, make sure it is fire retardant. Furthermore, if[..]Read More

Tips To Help You Avoid a Disastrous Fire During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with family and enjoy some home-cooked food, but it is also a time when thousands of families across the United States make costly mistakes that cause needless fire damage to their homes. If you want to avoid Thanksgiving fire damage in Orlando, brush up on your fire-safety cooking tips.

  • Keep a watchful eye. Most kitchen fires are simply caused by people who do not pay attention to what they are doing. It does not matter whether you have done it many times in the past; you should never leave food unattended on your stovetop. This is especially true if you are using a deep fryer to cook your turkey, as they are among the most[..]Read More

Secure Your Home and Peace of Mind During National Fire Prevention Month

3The second week of October marks the 143rd anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. The legend goes that the fire started when a cow kicked over a lamp, first setting the barn ablaze, and then the city itself, leaving over 100,000 people homeless. Though historians have since discredited that story, the utter devastation left in the fire’s wake is a lesson in how important it is to fireproof your home or business. Even though the second week in October has passed, fire safety should always be a priority for property owners.

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Do You Have a Hidden Fire Hazard?

Where there is smoke, there is fire. That old saying does not always hold true. Quite often, there are hidden fire dangers that remain unseen, even when there is no smoke. By the time the smoke becomes evident to you, the fire may have developed beyond a manageable state.

Electricity: Friend and Foe

In most homes or businesses, electricity is at the root of accidental fires. Appliances plugged into the wall outlet are the most obvious danger, but a more subtle cause is electrical wiring. Your home or office has hundreds of feet of electrical wiring, all hidden behind walls. Although, today’s construction standards require electrical wiring have sheathing--usually plastic--it does not take much to pierce that thin plastic shield.Read More

How to Avoid Dangerous Grease Fires in Your Kitchen

Grease fires are one of the most dangerous and preventable incidents that can befall a home. There are simple steps that you can take to avoid a grease fire from occurring in your kitchen.

Keeping It Clean

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes there just isn’t time to clean everything the way we would like. However, cleaning any spills and drips from your stove on a daily basis is one of the easiest ways to prevent a grease fire from starting. Large spill are very noticeable and are often cleaned quickly, it’s the small drips and splatters that can accumulate over time, becoming fuel for a grease fire. Also, when you are cooking, always wipe up food that spills onto the outside of the pan, as this is another way to start a grease[..]Read More

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