Learn How to Carve Out a Safer Halloween
Halloween horrors lurk around every corner. And as the full moon of fears emerge, there’s one nightmare no one wants to face: a house fire. Unfortunately, October results in a hauntingly high frequency of these catastrophes.
Luckily, Bolton Heating, Air & Fireplaces is here to help you safeguard your home. Our fireplace installation company in Gwinnett County, GA, comes face-to-face with fire regularly. Because of this, we’ve mastered handling fire safely—and now we want to help you carve out a safer Halloween. So, cast a protective spell against this frightening misfortune by following these fire safety tips.
Candle With Care
Turning a pumpkin into a jack-o’-lantern takes time, an inventive design and, very often, a candle. But beware! Though this flame brings your creation to life, a candle can be extremely dangerous. In fact, during this time of year, for every five fires that occur, a candle ignites two of them. That means it’s the cause of nearly half of all fires.
So, before you light that candle, keep this in mind: An open flame is only safe if it’s being watched the entire time and is located in a secure area. Therefore, that unattended, flickering flame inside of your easily kickable and hollowed-out pumpkin can be a petrifying hazard. However, you can prevent a small mistake from igniting a large catastrophe by forgoing the flame. Instead, opt for a battery-operated candle or a glow-stick.
It’s time to put to rest your space’s welcoming feel. Using your scariest decorations, you’re dressing up your home in a spooky disguise. However, it’s important to take precautions to avoid fire hazards. Those dried flowers, cornstalks, streamers, crepe paper and other bits and pieces you’re hanging around your home can catch fire easily. In fact, they’re the source of at least 900 home fires every year. So, to ensure your decorations catch only people’s eyes, be extremely cautious with their placement.
Here’s what we recommend: Keep all of your decorations away from open flames, light bulbs and heaters. This will keep your family and your home safe. Plus, in case of an emergency, it’s important that your home’s exits aren’t being blocked by decorations—or anything else.
During Halloween, you can be whoever or whatever you want to be. But be careful. Your creative spark may ignite a dangerous situation.
Believe it or not, some costumes are fire hazards. However, you can prevent a fun idea from turning hazardous by ensuring your costume and accessories are flame-retardant. Also, when it comes to adding a cape or another type of flowing accessory to your costume, you should think twice. Brushing past a burning candle with these materials can be disastrous.
Tomb It May Concern
Don’t get fooled. Even though fire is more prevalent now, this hazard haunts your safety all year long. So if a fire were to occur in your home, get out, stay out and call for help. Don’t ever go back inside for anything or anyone. Here are a few tips to keep your home and your family’s safety from going up in flames:
- Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home
- Test your smoke alarms once a month
- Set a fire safety plan with your family
- Practice your plan often
At Bolton, we take fire safety seriously—especially when it comes to adding a hearth unit to your space. So with us, you can rest assured that the only thing our fireplace installation services in Gwinnett County, GA will fire up is the coziness of your indoor space.
Treat Yourself to a Warmer Home
This time of year can send chills down your spine. But don’t let your blood run cold. Fill out our online form or come visit our showroom today to see how we can help you keep your space cozy before the winter chill arrives.