Preventing a Grill Fire
With summer just around the corner, grilling season will soon be in full swing. While we look forward to the upcoming barbecue season, SERVPRO of Baldwin County would like to remind you to be safe and use precautions when cooking with your grill. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 9,600 home fires are started by grills every year. In addition, over 16,000 people need medical care per year due to burns and other incidents involving grills. Here are some steps you can take to prevent a burn or potential fire in your own backyard.
- Do not leave the grill unattended, and keep a spray bottle nearby in case of sudden flare-ups.
- Remove excess fat from your meat since the extra fat can cause the flames to rise.
- Clean your grill to remove all grease and fatty residue left behind from previous cookouts. Doing so will decrease the risk of a grease fire.
- If you own a gas grill, inspect your propane tank for signs of damage that can cause serious fire damage.
By following these precautions, you can safely grill for your family and friends without risk of injury. If you experience a fire at your home, call the fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Baldwin County. We are happy to make any size fire disaster “Like it never even happened.”