Fire Prevention Measures to Consider When Grilling This Summer

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Follow our fire prevention measures to enjoy a safe summer!

Flipping burger patties on a barbecue grill is one of life’s many pleasures. But danger lingers in those glowing sparks, and the possibility of hazard worsens besides burnt cheeseburgers. With summertime approaching, it’s critical to think about grill safety practices. Follow our fire prevention measures to enjoy a safe summer!

Gas Grill Safety Tips

Gas grills are risky because the propane or liquid petroleum (LP) gas is highly flammable. Most injuries occur because a grill is only sometimes utilized or after replenishing and reattaching the gas container on the grill. Remember these grill safety tips for LP or gas grills:

  • Routinely clean your grill because minor fires occur when grills have caked on burnt fat.
  • Constantly maintain your grill at least 10 feet away from your home, and avoid using a grill indoors.
  • Always inspect for gas leaks.
  • Light up your gas grill when the lid is open. When the lid is closed, the gas builds up inside your grill.
  • Also, keep a fire extinguisher nearby and learn how to use it properly.

Charcoal Grill Safety Tips

A fire prevention measure to remember is that carbon monoxide (CO) is released when you burn charcoal. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas dangerous in enclosed areas. This is why you should try these charcoal grill safety tips:

  • Never burn charcoal indoors, regardless of whether there is ventilation.
  • Avoid putting away a grill indoors with coals you have just burned. This is because charcoal releases carbon dioxide until charcoal is put out.
  • Don’t use gasoline when starting a charcoal fire. Instead, utilize approved charcoal lighter fluid.
  • Close the starter fluid immediately after using it and put it away safely from the grill.
  • Make sure to use enough starter fluid; otherwise, adding more liquid to the hot coals could start a fire or explosion.
  • After grilling, dump the warm coals in a secluded area in your yard to prevent others from accidentally stepping on them.

In Conclusion

As a fire prevention measure, never leave your grill unattended. Doing so may result in burnt food or worse. So, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany your grill. Lastly, practice grill safety and prevention by preparing the side dishes for delicious vegetables and meats.

Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection

If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480.

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