Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips
July is the peak month for grill fires. Roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns. Here are some helpful tips to the homeowners getting ready to grill up some goodies this summer.
1.) Make sure that your grill is placed far away from your home.
2.) Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
3.) Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
4.) NEVER leave your grill unattended.
5.) If you use starter fluid, never add any other flammable liquids to the fire.
6.) When you’re done grilling, be sure to let the coals cool completely before disposing of them into a metal container.
Even when all proper precautions are taken, some accidents are inevitable. In case of a fire, try and use a fire extinguisher. If the situation is worse, call 911. Once the fire is put out and the damage is assessed, call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus. We would love to make it “Like it never even happened.”