Summertime is here, and life seems to get a little easier. Our days are longer and our nights are filled with activity. We look forward to the weekend, with parties and barbecues. Barbecues have become one of the most popular summer activities to attend. There is just something about getting together with friends and family, and eating in the great outdoors. As the smell of grilling meat and charcoal fill the air, remember to be careful with those open flames. While we are making time to laugh, and hang out with our family and friends be sure that we don’t have a disaster in the making.
Firing up the grill this time of year brings joy to many. Gone are the tough days of winter and we are now enjoying the nicer temperatures. While we all want to enjoy these backyard barbecues we need to be cautious. Where there are flames there can be danger whether that comes from a gas grill or charcoal grill. Approximately 8,600 home and structure fires are caused every year by the backyard barbecue. Not only are backyard barbecues responsible for home fires but they also cause tens of thousands of emergency room trips every year. We, no doubt, want to keep our friends and family safe as we celebrate summer this year.
ProJan Restoration works on a lot of fire damaged homes every year and sometimes it is caused by these grilling accidents. We have teams that come in and clean and restore your home after you have had fire damage.
We have put together a few outdoor cooking safety tips for consideration before firing up the grill. Have fun and be safe this summer. See the tips below, and for information on what ProJan does please look around our website at ProJanRestoration.com
- Propane and charcoal grills should be used outside
- The grill should be placed away from the home and other structures
- Never leave a grill unattended once lit
- Keep children away from the grilling area
- If using propane: Make sure there are no leaks in the lines
- Where safe clothing
- Use proper utensils
- Never move a grill that is in use or hot
- Clean grill regularly including the traps
- Keep a fire extinguisher nearby
Enjoy your summer!