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Memorial Day 2021

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Food on grill Avoid a potential fire from occurring by following these grilling safety tips!

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is just around the corner and you know what that means! Backyard bbq’s and gathering with friends and family. After a whirlwind of a year due to Covid-19 and with vaccines being available to the general population, people are now starting to reconnect and socialize with their loved ones after a tumultuous year of lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like for you to practice grilling safety with these simple tips.

Grilling Safety Tips

  • Make sure you place your grill outside and far away from your home or any overhead structures.
  • Choose a spot that is flat and stable.
  • Make sure there are no weeds, trees or shrubbery around your grilling area. It only takes a tiny spark for flames to spread among dry weeds.
  • If you’re using a gas grill, check the gas tank for any leaks in the gas tank hose. This is done by applying a light mixture of soap and water over the hose and looking for any areas where the mixture may be bubbling up. Also be aware of any smells as this could also indicate a leak.
  • Clean the grill by using a grill brush to clean off any grease build up to prevent a grease fire from occurring.
  • Have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case. Baking soda is useful as well in the event of a grease fire.
  • If you are using a charcoal grill, do not apply lighter fluid to open flames. When using lighter fluid, apply it to the charcoal before it is lit.
  • Never leave the grill unattended.
  • Always watch your pets and children around a grill to avoid accidentally knocking the grill over.
  • If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure you are nearby to ensure that the charcoal cools down before disposing of it properly.

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