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Air, glass and fire. Sounds lovely, like an art studio, or maybe someone taking beach glass and trying to influence its shape at a bonfire. It's actually deadly. Empty, capped glass bottles, if caught in a fire, explode. A pile of them, 1/2 way up a wall, is more lethal than paper piled to a ceiling.

I learned this at a conference recently and had to fight back tears as I thought of some of my clients. If you can't let go of those bottles, see if you can keep them uncapped. Small steps are progress. All progress is good progress.

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I have not heard of this phenomenon, now any bottles I have capped have liquid inside of them and once uncapped they go in the recycle bin:)Endre

May 18, 2024 10:47 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Endre Barath, Jr. Perfect! Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393


May 19, 2024 04:25 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Michael Jacobs I would never have thought of it until a fireman taught me. Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I did not know this but it does make sense. I'll have to keep my eyes open for anyone who might be keeping capped bottles around.

May 19, 2024 04:51 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Kat Palmiotti Yes, I very much think this is something everyone needs to know. Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lauren. I am with Endre Barath, Jr. on this one. Use it and discard it safely. Enjoy your day.

May 19, 2024 05:18 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Wayne Martin Yes, exactly. Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:56 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

For people that collect bottles and cans it is not unusual. I knew of a business owner that had a wall of such bottles from brads all over the country. They were all full.  He came into work one morning and the wall had collapsed from the weight of the bottles.

May 19, 2024 08:35 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I once bought a house which included a wall of beer bottles. Took FOREVER to get rid of them, and that is EXACTLY the phrase "GET RID OF" I want to use. Give me a hard cider any day. Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lauren,

I've never heard of this phenomenon! I will definitely take any bottles I have capped with liquid inside of them and uncap and put in the recycle bin!

May 19, 2024 08:44 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Yes, please! Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lauren Williams, CPO I was not know that about glass bottles.  Thank you for making me aware of it.

May 19, 2024 05:07 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

George Souto You're welcome. Lauren

May 20, 2024 10:53 AM