Barbecue Safety For The Summer
Backyard barbecues are the staple of summer, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon! While we enjoy the food (and the people), barbecues are actually very dangerous — attributing to 8,900 home fires! Here are a few safety tips to help prevent the risk of this happening to you!
1. Grill outside and away from any structures.
According to a report from the NFPA, more than 27 percent of home fires are started by outdoor grills. Even more are started on a balcony or open porch. To protect you and your property, trim and cut back on any overhanging tree branches before you start up your grill.
2. Keep your grill clean.
Remove any grease or fat buildup from both your grill and the tray below. If you’re using a charcoal grill, simply dispose of the coals in a metal container once they’ve cooled off.
3. If the flame goes out, wait to re-light.
We suggest waiting five minutes after the flame blows out before you attempt to light your grill up again.
4. Wear the right clothing.
It’s not safe to wear baggy clothes — it can dangle over the grill and catch on fire.
5. Be ready to put out the fire.
Have baking soda on hand? If not a fire extinguisher or even sand will help you put out a grease fire. Just don’t ever (ever) use water!
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