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This Independence Day, Prevent Chicago, IL Fire Damage Restoration Needs with Firework Safety

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    ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides fire damage restoration in Chicago, IL and the nearby suburbs

    In less than a month, cities across the US will be organizing Independence Day celebrations. With an abundance of fireworks with varying legalities, it’s important to know the state and local regulations that are in place to help prevent fire damage in Chicago homes and businesses. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons has prepared some safety tips and reminders so that you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday. If the unthinkable happens, call on us for emergency fire damage restoration services in Chicago, IL.

    The safest way to enjoy your holiday is to attend a professional fireworks display put on by either the city, township, or county. These shows are run by professionals that have the proper equipment and safety measures in place to prevent a fun, enjoyable event from turning into a fire damage nightmare. These are considered pyrotechnic displays, and are allowed depending on the views of the local government.

    Consumer fireworks are items such as fountains, repeaters, and parachutes. These are also regulated by local governments and municipalities. On Independence Day, fireworks account for 2 of every 5 house fires reported, most caused by consumer fireworks products.

    Novelty fireworks are the type that most everyone is familiar with. These include sparklers and party poppers and, as small grade fireworks, are not regulated by the local government. They can cause serious fire damage and injury if not handled properly. There are a few things to keep in mind while enjoying sparklers before the big fireworks show:

    • Sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 1200⁰ F and remain very hot, long after that spark is out.
    • Supervise children closely and make sure that sparklers are held an arms length away from the body.
    • For optimum safety, have a fire extinguisher nearby.
    • Place used sparklers in a metal container filled with sand or water while waiting for them to cool.
    • After cooled, sparklers can be placed in the trash for disposal.

    In 2011, firework displays cause around 18,000 reported fires, including fire damage to cars, houses, and yards. Fire safety is extremely important to having a safe holiday celebration.

    When a fireworks display goes rogue, you can find yourself with severe fire damage restoration needs in the Chicago area. Once the flames are put out, there’s only one call you need to make: ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons. Our fire damage restoration services are available 24/7, even on holidays. Don’t wait to start repairing the damage from fire and smoke; call us immediately.

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      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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