Fire Pit Safety
What was once reserved for camp sites and rural residences is now common place in many homes in cities across the country. More and more homeowners are installing and using fire pits in their back yard as a way to kick back and relax on those cool summer nights.
The truth is that fire pits are not hard to find. You can get them at virtually any home improvement store and they come in many different designs, shape and styles. There are traditional fire pits meant for the back yard and even outdoor fireplaces that are intended to be used on decks, patios, and even balconies.
It is important that when using any type of fire pit that you put safety first above all else. Here are some important tips that you need to keep in mind when enjoying a night by the fire:
- Always use your common sense
- Keep chairs and other items at least 3 feet away from the pit
- Do not burn anything that is toxic
- Make sure the fire pit is away from your home and not too close to trees
- Never leave children unattended
- Have a bucket of water or hose handy
- Keep the noise down at night
Before you go and install a fire pit make sure that they are allowed under your municipalities by laws. Each city is different so you should check with your local council to get clarification.
Do you have a fire pit in your back yard? If you do, what type do you have?