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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Summer grilling tips to keep only the food cooked

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

It's summertime and that means backyard barbecuing season is well underway! There's nothing like a burger or hotdog right off the grill, but if you're not being safe you could be leaving yourself getting burned.... An average of 8,800 home are damaged or destroyed from grilling incidents involving lack of safety. At SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County, we want you to be safe and have a fun summer with these tips on grilling safety!

1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from house or any type of overhangs. You should also avoid carpets or mats around your grill that could start a fire.

2.  Clean your grill regularly and make sure to do a big cleaning at the start/end of summer.

3. When using a gas grill you should check the  gas lines and connections for leaks. An easy way to do this is with some liquid soap and little bit of water, you can rub the lines and connections with soap and look for bubbles to form in areas that either have a leak or a connection that isn't tightened properly.

4. Keep decorations away from the grill. Decorations help spice up the backyard and especially make things festive during the holidays, but they can be dangerous near a grill and can be a fire hazard for everyone in the area. Let the food be the sight to see.

5. Keep a spray bottle of water nearby in case of any flareups, the spray bottle can help calm down the flare up and the water wont ruin your food.

6. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a big flare up, you can buy more food, but its a lot more expensive if you have to buy a new backyard.

7. Don't ever leave the grill unattended, you never know what could happen when your not looking. The grill master needs to stay by the grill.

8. Don't start the gas up when the grill lid is closed, this can cause a buildup under the hood and cause a fireball-like flare that can be harmful to you and the things around you.

9. Never overload your grill with food especially if the food has fat on it. The fat can drip down into the fire and cause a flare up that can be dangerous.

10. Never use a grill indoors, too many things can go wrong and not only will fire be a danger but also smoke damages and unhealthy breathing issues can occur. 

At SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County we want you to have a happy and safe summer! You can call us with all your Fire/Water/Mold restoration needs to get you back behind the grill and enjoying the sunshine.

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