Spring is officially here, and summer isn’t too far away. That means that backyard barbeques with family and friends are in full swing. In fact, with so much more time spent outside during the warmer months, this also means there is a lot more devastating potential for devastating grilling-related fires. Just having a fire alarm system in your home can be the best defense you have against a fire. Here are a few incredible tips to help keep you and your entire family safe while you are out there grilling up those hamburgers and hot dogs.
Always Check For Leaks And Cracks
Checking for these is incredibly essential. Before lighting up a gas grill, you will want to check it for any potential leaks or cracks. Using a brush with a little soap can do the trick. Check to see if it bubbles –– if so, you’ll know that you are dealing with a leak that needs repairs before you can even think about lighting up the grill. You should also check for –– and replace –– any cracked hoses that could be a problem.
Place All Grills Away From Buildings
This one is also critical. A lot of people forget that you must place grills away from –– and out of–– any building. Homeowners need to be sure that they never use a grill inside their home or even on the fire escape. Ideally, homeowners will keep the grill at least 10 feet away from their home and deck railings. Again, homeowners need to make sure they never place a grill under any eaves or any overhanging branches.
Keep The Kids And Pets Away
Homeowners need to be very responsible when handling outdoor grills. Keeping children and pets away from grills is incredibly essential. As a result, homeowners should consider creating a three-foot kid free safety circle that can serve as a barrier around the grill to successfully keep the kids and pets at bay.
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