Summer Grilling Safety Tips | SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis
It’s summertime, and we’re all savoring the sunny days and outdoor gatherings with family and friends. As you gear up for backyard BBQs, it’s essential to ensure that your grill and equipment are ready for safe use.
Neglecting proper grill safety can lead to dangerous situations and potential fires. Our SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis team wants you to enjoy your Wisconsin BBQs without any fire risks. Read on to learn more about important safety precautions.
To start, it’s crucial to keep your grill outside, away from any enclosed spaces like garages or roof overhangs. Proper ventilation is necessary, and having anything flammable above the grill can pose a fire hazard. Remember to position the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or wooden deck railing. Create a kid-free and pet-free zone around the grill to ensure everyone’s safety.
Before using a charcoal grill, clean out any ash buildup and inspect for dents or cracks. For propane grills, carefully examine the gas lines for leaks and ensure secure connections. Leaky lines or propane tanks are highly dangerous fire hazards. Be sure to check your neighborhood’s guidelines to see what is allowed near you.
When cooking, stay near the grill and have a water source nearby as a precaution. A spray bottle can help control flare-ups, and keeping a hose or fire extinguisher within reach is essential.
Prioritize safety by handing off the cooked food to someone else, and then turning off the gas or closing the vents for a charcoal grill to cut off the oxygen supply. Properly dispose of ash and embers in a metal can to prevent any fire hazards even after the grill is no longer in use. Before calling it a night, double-check that the grill has cooled down completely.
St. Francis is a great town to have a fantastic and safe summer filled with beautiful, family memories. However, in case an unfortunate fire incident occurs during a BBQ, remember that SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis is here to assist you with fire damage restoration.
Ensure your home is protected from fire damage. Contact us at SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis for prompt restoration assistance.