Grilling Safety Tips

A griller with smoke placed outside in garden

Enjoy festive backyards bbq’s this summer without a hitch. Before you light up the grill, we have a few safety precautions that will help prevent a disaster. Follow our tips and before you know it, you’ll be having fun without any fuss.

Set Up the Grill Away From Your Home

Keep your grill at least 10 feet from your home. When a grill is too close to the patio, under the balcony, or near the outdoor furniture, it can become a fire hazard. So, whenever you take out your grill to prepare some delicious barbecue, keep it away from your patio or outdoor furniture.

Keep Grill on Flat Surface

A common mistake that people make, despite taking all necessary precautions, is that they place a grill on uneven garden grass. This causes the grill to experience a jolt, and it tilts to one place or falls. Besides ruining the bbq you’re cooking on the grill, it also risks burning anyone standing nearby. So, before you start grilling, make sure it’s a flat surface. You can do this by placing your grill on the grass and observing it to make sure that it’s balanced.

Check the Grill for Leaks

If you’re using your grill after several months, it’s important to ensure it’s in good condition. Inspect the entire grill and look for damage. If you notice any signs of damage, get it fixed before you start grilling. If you own a gas grill, make sure it doesn’t have any gas leaks. You can do this by connecting the grill with the gas supply, and in case of a leak, you’ll smell the gas..

Bottom Line

Fire damage not only ruins your property or belongings but also puts your life at risk. If you want a secure and safe grilling experience with your family and friends, use the tips mentioned above. These tips will help reduce the risk of a fire on your property.

In the event that your home suffers from fire damage, experts like ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration Services can help. We can restore your property, so you don’t face additional problems.