Staying Home For Memorial Day? Take A Peek at the Following Tips from Paul Davis

The last Monday of May is days away, which is when we honor 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 military, but it is also a celebration of this country, the men and women currently serving, and a time to enjoy the holiday 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 your family free from danger while getting ready for the fun activities.


• Move the grill away from siding and overhangs of the house
• Look at the gas hose to ensure no leaks
• Clean all areas of the grill
• Keep a non-expired fire extinguisher nearby
• Ask an adult to supervise at all times

Fire Pit

• Your fire pit should be located a safe distance away from the house
• Toss sand on the fire to extinguish it completely
• Do not dispose of coals until they have cooled completely

Air Conditioning

• Change filters regularly
• Check plugs and wiring for electrical issues
• Schedule A/C maintenance annually


• Move flammable material away from the stove top (oven mitts, plastic, towels)
• Keep children out of 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 few seconds to flush out any sitting H2O
• If you need an updated hose, try a rubber hose that does not use harmful plastic


• Contact your local police department to make sure fireworks are legal in your community
• Do not let kids play with fireworks
o Even sparklers can increase to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit! *
• Place a bucket of water or hose nearby for precautionary reasons
• Point fireworks away from buildings and explosive material
We hope these few tips will help keep your loved ones safe during the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. Always remember that if you experience any property damage to Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 to assist with property destruction caused by fire, water, mold or wind.
-Your friends at Paul Davis