Safety Tips For Outdoor Grilling
Memorial Day is next Monday, May 30th which means many Americans and their families will be commemorating the holiday weekend. Memorial Day is a day for many to remember and honor military personnel who’ve lost their lives. During this time, many will be spending time with their loved ones. SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like to provide you with some grilling safety tips. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.org), the United States averages about 8,700 grill and BBQ fires per year.
Grilling Safety Tips
- Place your grill on an area that is flat and stable and at least 10 feet away from your home.
- Make sure there is no dead brush or grass around your grilling area.
- Be sure to have a fire extinguisher on hand and you know to properly use it.
- Use a grill brush to clean off any excess grease and food buildup.
- If you are using a gas grill, check for any gas leaks by applying a soap and water mixture to the hose that connects the propane tank to the grill. When doing this, look for any bubbles which could indicate wear and tear and require a replacement.
- Use caution when using lighter fluid and don’t go overboard when using it.
- Do not leave the grill unattended to, be sure that someone is always nearby.
We hope that by applying these simple steps to your weekend barbecuing, you can avoid a potential fire from occurring.