Keep Your Fire Pit Safe

Fire Pit Safety & InsuranceDon’t Get Burnt with These Fire Safety Tips

It’s no wonder that fire pits are getting more popular in the backyard with their warm ambiance, affordability, and unique designs. While a fire pit can be a fantastic addition to your back garden, it is important to keep in mind that all fires are dangerous.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to keep danger at bay, and roast those marshmallows worry free:

  • Legal
    – Check regulations in your area to learn about restrictions of fire pits and open fires
    – Keep the peace by extinguishing the fire if you receive smoke complaints from neighbors
  • Placement
    – Keep the fire pit at least 10 feet from any structures
    – Do not place it underneath hanging trees, vines, or shrubs
  • Model
    – If you want a quick lit fire, a propane model might be the best way to go
    – If you opted for wooden, choose hard, seasoned woods
    – Never use liquid fuels or lighter fluid to get your fire lit
    – Do not burn paper, cardboard, leaves as this will increase the smoke production
  • Extinguish
    – When you’ve all decided to head inside, ensure that the ashes are spread out and let them cool for a bit. Slowly pour water or sand onto them to extinguish all flames
    – Stay for a few extra minutes to watch out for any residual flames

We hope you enjoy your backyard fire pit and ensure that all safety precautions are met. Be sure to visit Miller Insurance Associates for all of your insurance needs, including home insurance. We are located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but serve all surrounding areas!