House fires are the most common disaster in the United States. Every year, there are more than 88,000 home fires across the country that are responsible for about 2,500 fire deaths and 11,500 injuries. Most house fires occur during the late fall and winter, especially December and January, when space heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces introduce greater fire risks in the home. Still, many home fires do occur during the summer, especially due to fireworks and outdoor grilling.
At MyHandyman, we recommend taking the following steps to safeguard your home during the summertime. (more…)