Tips to keep your summertime grilling safe!

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Grilling is one of the most popular activities that happens in the summer. Make sure you’re keeping you and your family and friends safe by following these safety tips at your next BBQ.

  • Only use BBQ grills outside and in a well ventilated area.
  • Keep your grill away from your home or anything that could be flammable.
  • Make sure your grill is on something stable.
  • Keep fire under control.
  • Keep children away from grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
  • The grill lid should always be open before lighting it.
  • Don’t let grease build up on your grill. step by step how to here
  • Make sure you always use long-handled utensils.

Gas/Propane

  • Check the tank hose and connections for leaks before using it for the first time each year by using a light soapy water solution to see if bubbles appear.
  • If you smell gas when the grill is lit, move away from the grill and call the fire department.
  • If the flame goes out, turn off the gas for 15 minutes and open the lid before re-lighting it.

Charcoal

  • Never add any starter fluid or other flammable liquid to a fire.
  • Only use charcoal starter fluid and not gasoline, kerosene or other flammable liquid.
  • Keep starter fluid away from heat sources and out of reach of children.
  • Electric charcoal starters do not use fire but have a coil to ignite the coals.
  • When finished cooking, close off the grill vents to suffocate the fire and save some of the remaining charcoal.
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