Grilling Safety Tips Every Grill Master Needs To Know
You may have years of grilling experience under your belt, and your friends might all refer to you as the grill master, but are your grilling techniques really safe? Most peoples' aren't. A grill fire can occur instantly and for seemingly no reason, but there is always a reason. Some of the most common reasons for a barbeque fire include the following:
- Failure to clean a barbeque
- Placing the grill too close to something that can catch fire or indoors
- Leaving the grill unmanned
You can avoid grill fires and subsequent smoke damage by applying a few key safety measures.
Clean Your Grill Before Every Use
While you don't need to use dish soap and a sponge to clean your grill, you should use a scraper to scrape away old food debris, left over debris and other possible flammable contaminants. The bonus of taking this step is that you also scrape away leftover bad bacteria from raw meat.
Keep Your Grill Outdoors and Out in the Open
One common cause of grill fire incidences is that the grills are being used indoors or under an overhang. People place their grills in such areas so that they can grill year-round or grill out of the heat. While the idea is innocent enough, fulfillment of the idea is dangerous. Grills need to be out in the open and have nothing above them that flames can catch onto.
Attend the Grill at All Times
Unattended grills are the most dangerous grills. If a barbeque fire does happen and you're there to catch it, you can put it out before it causes too much damage. However, if you're not around, the fire can grow out of control and quickly. Also, if you're not around, there is no telling who or what might accidentally bump the grill and cause hot charcoal to spill out, or worse, the grill to tip over.
You can prevent a grill fire by grilling in a safe and controlled manner. Clean your grill, grill in a safe place and man the grill at all times. If something does occur, contact your Bronx, NY, fire damage cleanup team ASAP.