SERVPRO's Tips For The Summer Or Year Round Grilling Warrior
According to the NFPA, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year. July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by June, May, and August.
The popularity of this outdoor cooking equipment combined with longer, warmer days creates a unique fire hazard that should be taken seriously. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City wants you to take precautions now with these basic tips for fire-safe grilling:
For gas/propane grills:
- Check the gas tank for leaks before using it.
- Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting the grill.
For charcoal grills:
- Use only charcoal starter fluid to start the fire but never add it or any flammable liquids to a fire that is burning.
- Cool coals completely before you dispose of them in a metal container.
For all grills:
- Place the grill well away from house and deck railings. Don’t place it under eaves or branches.
- Remove grease and fat buildup from grills and trays after each use.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill.
- Never leave the grill unattended when in use.
Whether you are strictly a summer grilling warrior or you use your grill year-round, common-sense actions can help ensure that the only smoke you smell this summer is the aroma of food grilling.
SERVPRO specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services and repair services, helping to remediate damage for both commercial and residential customers. For more information call 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400