Summer sunshine is great! The heat on your Factor 50 covered skin is a welcome feeling. The smell of BBQ lingers in the air. Children splashing in padling pools and  spraying water guns, all full of mischief and fun.

Summer fire hazards are far from your mind.

But – and there’s always a but!! That Summer sun can sometimes be a hazard in ways which we didn’t consider.

In recent years Claims Assist have aided clients in processing insurance claims caused inadvertently by the sun. In one case, a mirror inside a window reflecting the suns rays caused curtains to catch a light. This caused extensive fire and smoke damage to the property. A fire hazard you ordinarily wouldnt think of!

On another occasion a spontaneous fire broke out at a family home. After thorough investigation it was discovered the fire had started as a result of a make up brush which had a crystal handle refract the suns rays onto a combustable material.

What we are saying is.. air on the side of caution. Remove reflective objects such as vases or mirrors from window sills, cover mirrors which cannot be removed, close blinds/curtains during the hottest hours of the day.

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Prevention is better than cure when it comes to summer fire hazards!!!

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If you are affected by fire or smoke damage at your home  CALL US ON 0818 929 555