Grilling Safety this summer
Summer is the time for picnics, barbeques and plenty of delicious food; however do you know all of the safety measures you should take with your grill? Three out of five households own a gas grill. Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling and about 16,000 patients went to the emergency room because of an injury involving a grill. Wow, that’s a lot.
Most of these injuries and fires could have easily been avoided. So just in case, here are some tips on how to avoid injuries and fires while also enjoying those yummy summer-time meals:
- Keep your grill away from your home and deck railings.
- In order to safely turn on your grill, follow these steps:
- Open the lid before turning on the grill
- Turn on the propane tank
- Turn on the knobs of the grill burner
- Push ignition button (if you have one)
- If your grill doesn’t ignite, let gas dissipate for at least 5 minutes before igniting again.
- To turn off your grill safely, turn the gas tank off first in order to keep excess gas from leaking out.
And in case of fire damage, you know who to call: SERVPRO! 694-7776