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How to store fireworks safely at home?

2023. 01.05

Store fireworks outside your house,away from the living areas, in a locked, humidity resistant secured storage, without access to other explosives.

Keeping Fireworks Indoors Safely. Tips And Warnings

To keep firecrackers safely in your house, remember to follow certain precaution measures.

It is better to stock them outside the place you live in, and even keep the firecrackers away from the living areas. If you happen to have a storage shed that can be securely locked, that would be the ideal location.

Watch out the humidity! Keep the fiery stuff dry since this is the key requirement for them to stay safe.

In case the place where you keep them is not humidity-resistant, we would recommend leaving the firecrackers in their original packages or in a fireproof tank.

In case the firecrackers have to be left in a place that is damp, for instance, if you stock them in your garage, basement, or in the attic, remember to wrap them up thoroughly and tightly in a plastic packet that can be properly sealed.

Also, always place a sachet with some silica gel desiccant inside of the package or into the containers to absorb the moisture.

Never keep fireworks or other explosives in self-storage units!

Keep in mind that fireworks are highly explosive, so never put them next to any heating object or the sources of heat, such as water heaters, gas stoves, etc. Also, keep them away from any flammable items and materials, for instance, paints or different oils.

Those who have little kids or pets at home must stock such explosives locked in a cabinet since, otherwise, the little ones can easily reach them.

Storage Place

When storing firecrackers at home, make sure the location they are going to be kept in is cool. It must also have a low humidity level and be free from any chances of flooding or water dripping.

See, water and excessive humidity will cause damage to the bangers which will create a hazardous situation when you try to light them up.

This is why, if you find out your leftover firecrackers have any signs of water damage (for instance, bleeding dye or creased texture), discard them instantly!

And of course, the place you store the bangers must be as far from any sources of heat and ignition as possible!

If there are any water or gas heaters, propane tanks, or exposed wires nearby, better replace the fireworks in a safer place.

Consider the Tank They Will Be Kept In

The container you choose also matters a lot. Don’t even think of keeping the bangers in a carton box!

Carton is the perfect fuel for the fire in case such a hazard takes place, but also, this material is not impervious to water.

Because of these issues, a metal tank will be the ideal solution.

Only ensure you will not overpack it with the bangers, otherwise, the upper ones can crush those that are in the bottom making them potentially dangerous.

Except for the metal trunk or tank, a plastic alternative can also work well.

Only choose the one that has a tight lid to better protect the explosive content!

Make Sure the Storage Area Is Safe

Even if you found a proper container and a place for keeping fireworks, it will not be of much use if the area around is not safe. This is why, stock your firecrackers in a room, drawer, or closet that can be locked, especially if you have kids at home!

In addition, always keep a fire extinguisher near the storage area.

These simple precautions require no special skills or much time, but they will help you keep the fireworks usable longer and protect them (and your household) from any accidents.

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In order to use firecrackers without any threat to your wellbeing, be sure you follow several simple suggestions.

Never let children play with or especially handle any of these explosives including firecrackers and sparklers.

Do not work with fireworks and any other explosives if you are somehow intoxicated, especially with alcohol.

When using fireworks, do that in a clear area away from houses, barns, cars, and other vehicles, as well as keeping the distance from trees and any items that can be inflamed easily.

If the day is windy, it is better to postpone the firework party since the flow of the wind can carry the sparks into the house or grass and lead to a fire.

Always have a bucket of water and a hose ready in case anything happens. It doesn’t mean you shall expect any accidents, but being prepared is always better than being not.

Never carry fireworks in your pocket (even if they are unsealed) because frictions can make them ignite and set off!

When lighting the fuse, do not bend too close to the firework and do not put yourself over it too low to avoid burns!

Shooting fireworks in plastic, glass, or metal containers is dangerous and forbidden.

Light one firecracker at a time. If you notice that it’s malfunctioning, better put it aside and don’t use it.

Fireworks add that unforgettable feeling of joy and holiday to any event, but for security purposes, it is highly recommended to enjoy them when attending the displays conducted by the professionals.

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