Avoiding Fires While Grilling
Keeping Fires At Bay While Grilling
People in Trevose, PA and all over the country enjoy a good barbecue, and frankly, what’s not to love? Besides the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs and steak, veggies, fruits, and even pizza have found their way to flame cooking. By following some simple tips, you can stay safe and avoid the inconvenience of a grill fire.
Tips for Safe Charcoal Grilling
A bbq fire that gets out of control could cause damage to a home by engulfing flammable materials near the grill. In that case, there are professionals who stand ready to help with the remediation of bbq smoke damage to your home. However, grilling with charcoal or propane gas without drama is easy to do if you heed the following safety tips.
- All grills must be used only outdoors and be constantly attended.
- Place the grill away from the house, railings, or overhanging vegetation or structures.
- Keep children and pets away from hot grills.
- Grills must be kept clean; remove all fats and grease to avoid a grill fire.
- Neither charcoal lighter fluid nor matches should be kept near a grill in use.
- Wait until coals have completely cooled before disposing of them in a metal container.
Tips for Safe Gas Grilling
Inspecting the tank, hoses, connections and the grill itself for leaks should be routine. To check any of these areas for leaks, before grilling apply a light solution of soap and water to connections and check for bubbles. If bubbles are seen, tighten connections and recheck. If the bubbling persists, have the grill serviced by a professional. If a leak is detected while grilling, turn off the tank and burners. If the smell of gas persists, call the fire department without delay.
Cooking outdoors for friends and family is a special treat. Eliminating the risk of a grill fire will make your next barbecue safe and enjoyable.