Barbeque safety starts with you
July 16, 2015
Patio grilling is one of the best parts of summer life. There’s nothing better than some flame-kissed food to round out a tough day.
One important thing to remember when grilling is that, like any other piece of equipment, a barbeque needs to be maintained and treated with respect. This will not only lend to the longevity of your barbeque but will also keep you and your family safer.
Some things you can do to keep you and your family safe:
- Keep pets and children away from a hot grill – if you have your barbeque on, make sure that tiny hands (and paws) aren’t going to get burned.
- Clean the grill regularly – Scrubbing down the grill before every use will remove any potentially dangerous debris from the grilling surface. We also suggest making sure that you give your barbeque a thorough cleaning at the beginning and end of every season.
- If you smell gas, stop grilling – If you have a natural gas or propane barbeque and start smelling gas, turn off your barbeque immediately and get your lines serviced. If you are worried about a leak in your lines, take a soapy water solution and spray your gas line. If you see bubble forming on the line, then there is a leak and it needs to be replaced.
- Don’t leave your barbeque unattended – Even leaving it for a few minutes could bean a ruined dinner or worse. Being close to your grill will allow you to stem any flare-ups that may happen. It will also allow you to keep small hands away from the hot barbeque.
These are just a few ways you can say safe when using your barbeque during the summer.
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