Summer has arrived & it’s time to get grilling. Here are 10 tips to help make sure this grilling season is a safe one:
Make sure the grilling area is clear of any debris on the ground as well as hanging from above. If a fire does start this will help prevent it from spreading.
Separate the “play area“ and the “grill area“. Keep your pets & kids away from the grill to prevent unplanned trips to the ER/Veterinarian.
Make sure you are grilling on a level and stable surface.
Double check that your gas or propane grill is shut off and if charcoal is being used always properly extinguish the coals before leaving unattended.
Make sure your grill is clean & free of rust, dust, or animals. A nonmetal bristle grill brush is recommended for cleaning.
If using propane or gas make sure you check your connecting lines for damage to prevent leaks.
Always start your grill with the lid open & always cut off the grill with the lid open. This prevents gas/propane from building up inside the grill which could lead to injury.
Keep a fire extinguisher close to put out any out of control fire. If that is not an option keep a large pitcher of water or even a water hose next to the grill to extinguish any fires.
Always position the grill where you want it before igniting. Do not try to move the grill once it is lit.
Wait until the grill has cooled to cover it. Keeping your grilled covered will keep it cleaner, free of animals, & over all will make it last longer.