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It’s Grilling Time. Do It Safely. | Corona, CA

The sun is blazing. You invite over a few of your closest, crack open some brews and spark up the grill. It’s the perfect time of year for charred meat – not charred guests. To ensure a good time will be had by all, it’s important to know a few grilling tips. Because 9000 fires, on average, involve grilling. So, let’s take a look at a few ways your grill may become something more dangerous:

Clean your grill. What is better than a greasy burger? When you use a gas grill, it is important that you make sure to clean your grill on a regular basis. Not only do those delicious juices drip down your chin, but they also drip down into the grease trap, creating a secondary fuel source. In addition, there are insects and spiders love to make grills their homes. If not cleaned, it is possible to create a grease fire or a flashback fire from the webs and insect nests.

Clear the area. For some, having flammable things nearby can accidentally get ignited by wild embers from the grill. In order to limit these accidents, make sure shrubs, awnings and other property that can become damaged from an accidental BBQ fire. Well-ventilated areas are ideal for a successful event.

Pay attention. This may be a no-brainer but keeping an eye on your grill at all times will not only turn your grilling into a delicious meal, but there are lots of factors that can cause an accident to occur. Tiny humans, furry friends and even an unruly guest can cause some issues to transpire. Make sure someone has eyes on the grill until it is no longer needed.

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How Are You Protecting Your Home from Fire? | Corona, CA

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Believe it or not, but there is an average of 358,000 house fires every year, and these fires lead to more than 3,000 deaths. Those are rather frightening statistics. Because while a house fire seems pretty common, there are a few ways to prevent them from occurring.

Unfortunately, most of these fires could be prevented by just paying attention to what you’re doing, because most of these fires occur in the kitchen while cooking. Having some basic fire suppression tools around can help if and when a fire breaks out in your home. One is a fire extinguisher. Because many of these fires begin in the kitchen, having an extinguisher handy is a great way to put out a quick flareup.

Another great tool to have in your home is the trusty smoke detector. Because fires can arise from things like space heaters or irons left on, it is important to have these placed in various rooms in your home. While they don’t do anything to extinguish the fire, they will make everyone in the house aware that a fire has started and to get to safety as quickly as safely as possible.

Lastly, the fire sprinkler. Many homeowners believe that a smoke detector is the only real necessity in protecting their home from fire, but a sprinkler system will not only extinguish a fire quicker than a fire extinguisher but can detect it sooner because it is triggered by a rise in the air’s temperature. One it is set off, the sprinkler sprays the entire area down, thereby preventing any large losses or damages that just having a smoke detector will create.

It may seem excessive, but isn’t your home and family’s safety worth it?

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How Fire Sprinklers Can Extinguish Fires and Save Lives

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Accidental fires always has the potential to devastate and even end lives. Though, the risk is even more imminent with high-rise buildings. This is because fire fighters often have a hard time dealing with fires in such places. This is mostly because of how hard it is for them to reach the higher floors of such buildings.

Back in March 12, The Evanston Fire Department responded to 1900 Sherman Avenue at around 4:30 PM after a fire alarm activated. Once they arrived, they were informed that a kitchen fire had started on the 11th floor. Though, upon further investigation, they’d found out that the fire had already been extinguished after a sprinkler head activated. This allowed a resident and the guest of the said unit to be able to evacuate safely. Unfortunately, one resident had to be treated due to smoke inhalation, and another three had to be assisted by the Red Cross, of which were displayed for two days.

In November of 2015, the Cook County Housing Authority, directed by the Evanston Fire Prevention Bureau, retrofitted 1900 Sherman Avenue with sprinklers throughout the entirety of the whole building, residential units included.

While it is unfortunate that one resident had to be hospitalized for follow-up care due to smoke inhalation, it’s easy to think of how the situation could have gone a whole lot worse.

Preventing a Potential Disaster

It’s no secret that flames can grow and spread rather quickly. Though, when it comes to fires, it’s not the flames that you have to worry most about. Rather, you have to worry more about the rising temperature and the toxic gases that can kill you if you inhale enough of it.

You also have to consider the flashovers that may occur, as well as the other combustible materials that may burst at any given time, further adding to the damages caused by the fire.

While most cities are equipped with competent and able firefighters and fire departments, it’s not like they can teleport directly onto the scene of the fire. It typically takes fire fighters around 10 minutes to arrive at the scene. By then, the fire may have already spread too much, damaging most of the establishment and leaving families displaced, or in worse cases, lives lost.

With fire sprinklers, however, such disasters can be prevented.

Fire sprinklers are installed in key areas throughout the establishment. They also go off as soon as the fire and the resulting smoke reaches alarming levels. This then helps contain the fire, or in cases such as the one in 1900 Sherman Avenue, eliminate it all throughout. Even if the fire sprinklers aren’t able to fully extinguish the fire, it can contain the flames enough to allow residents enough time to escape safely without inhaling much of the toxic gases.

Better yet, however, is how fire sprinklers protect the affected and the surrounding rooms from fire, heat and smoke damage, minimizing the financial damages.

To put simply, fire sprinklers can prevent fires from becoming such huge disasters, all at the fraction of the cost of what it usually would to repair any damage resulting from accidental fires.

If you’re interested in having fire sprinklers installed in your residential or commercial establishment, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 today! Or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information regarding fire sprinklers.

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