Grilling Safety Tips For This Summer | SERVPRO of Anniston, Gadsden and Marshall County
Every summer hundreds of thousands of grills get fired up in the United States. Each person has a preference for which style they like such as open top, smoker, gas, wood pellet, hibachi, egg and more. And for some it depends on what is being cooked as to what type of grill is used.
As these grills are used there are a few key safety tips to keep in mind.
- Never use a grill indoors.
- Keep a safe distance from structures and overhangs to prevent the fire from spreading in the event of a flare up of flames.
- Keep kids and pets a safe distance from grills to prevent burns.
- Inspect propane tanks before use to ensure there are no holes or defects that can cause a hazard.
- Keep loose clothing away from the grill. No one wants their dress or shirt to accidentally catch fire when the wind shifts.
- Clean your grill before and after use to prevent grease build up that can cause flames to flare up.
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) estimates over 10,000 fires are reported from various types of grills each year. Over 4,000 of these fires cause damage to a structure, many of which are homes. Following the above safety tips can reduce the risk of structure fires from grill related incidents.