Keep Your Home Safe With These Grilling Safety Tips

Keep Your Home Safe With These Grilling Safety TipsKnow how to keep the fire in your grill, rather than on your house with these grilling safety tips.

Fire under the grill as it cooks those delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, and vegetables are a welcome sight and smell for all involved. Fire acts like a living being – moving over the land and growing as it feeds. It’s often described as wild as even tame fires from campsites have been known to ravage forests. When firing up the grill, make sure that those flames mind their business inside of the grill with these grilling safety tips.

Grilling Safety Tips

  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and from under any branches. The slightest gust could take an ash precisely where you wish it least.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing any buildup of fat and grease on the grill and underneath in the trays where the drops fall and settle.
  • Propane and charcoal grills should only be used outdoors.
  • Keep your children and pets away from the grill.

Charcoal Grills

The classic grills which are becoming less and less common.

  • If you use starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid. Unforeseen chemical reactions may end up burning you.
  • Keep the fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
  • After cooking, make sure that the coals have cooled completely before disposing.

Propane Grills

  • Make sure there are no leaks in the hoses.
  • If the grill is on but doesn’t light, turn it off to decrease the amount of gas concentrated. An explosion is the last thing you (probably) want.

Grilling should be a time to rejoice as you cook meat and vegetables the way they are supposed to be cooked: in the outdoors. Should your grilling experience take you to the dark side of the power of fire, you’re going to need the right homeowners insurance to have you covered.   Contact the independent insurance professionals Perry & Carroll in Elmira, New York for all of your homeowners insurance coverage needs this season.