Ready for Memorial Day Weekend? Use These Safety Tips from Paul Davis

The final Monday of May is days away, which is when we pay tribute to the troops who served in the United States armed forces and gave their lives for our freedom. On the one hand, Memorial Day is a commemorative occasion when we give thanks for our troops, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate this country, the men and women currently serving, as well as a time to enjoy a day off work with family/friends.
Most Memorial Day celebrations involve outdoor activities, yummy food and warm weather. While you’re partaking in all that the holiday offers, remember the following safety tips to keep you and yours free from danger while preparing for the fun activities.


• Place the grill away from the side of the house
• Check the gas hose to ensure no leaks
• Clean all areas of the grill
• Keep a working fire extinguisher close-by
• Ask an adult to supervise at all times

Fire Pit

• Place the fire pit a safe distance away from the house
• Throw sand on the fire to extinguish the flames completely
• Coals should cool completely before disposing

Air Conditioning

• Change filters regularly
• Check outlets and wires for electrical malfunctions
• Schedule A/C maintenance once a year


• Place flammable material away from the stove top (oven mitts, plastic, towels)
• Enforce a “kid-free zone” in the kitchen
• Do not leave the kitchen while cooking

Garden Hose

• With the exception of a label on your hose that says “drinking water safe,” refrain from drinking from it
o Most water hoses contain harmful substance
• Before using, let the water run for a short time to flush out any sitting water
• If you require a new hose, try a natural hose made from rubber that does not use harmful plastic


• Contact your local police department to make sure fireworks are legal in your area
• Do not let children play with fireworks
o Even sparklers can reach 1800 degrees Fahrenheit! *
• Place a bucket of water or hose nearby for accidental situations
• Point fireworks away from buildings and explosive material
We hope these few tips will help keep your family safe during the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. Always remember that if you experience any property damage to Call Paul! We’re available round-the-clock to assist with building destruction caused by fire, water, mold or storms.
-Your friends at Paul Davis