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Preventing Fire Damage in Jersey City NJ This Summer with Grill Safety

November 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Preventing Fire Damage in Jersey City, NJ This Summer with Grill Safety

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Summer is finally here! Officially beginning on the 21st of June, we are finally seeing warmer weather and longer days after such a harsh winter. With warm days comes plenty of time to grill outside, and, unfortunately, plenty of chances for fire damage to occur to your home. If you should experience fire damage, call on ServiceMaster Metropolitan for all of your fire restoration needs in Jersey City, NJ.

Instead of fire restoration services being an afterthought after the damage has occurred, there are a few steps you can take to prevent fire damage. When it comes to grilling in general, follow the guidelines below.

  • No matter what type of grill, always grill outdoors and in an open space
  • Keep the grilling area free of branches, deck railings, and unattended children
  • Never leave the grill unattended
  • Regularly clean your grill to prevent grease buildup and other fire hazards

There are even specific guidelines to follow based on the type of grill you are using. Charcoal or gas, both require strict attention to prevent fire damage.

Charcoal Grill Safety

  1. Only use the appropriate starter fluid to light the charcoal
  2. If using an electric starter, ensure an outside certified extension cord is used
  3. After grilling, allow coals to cool totally before disposing in a metal container

Propane and Gas Grill Safety

  1. Before grilling, check the gas tank and hoses for leaks
  2. Move the gas hoses far away from potential flame sources

Check out this article from the National Fire Protection Association for more tips on grill safety and how to prevent fire damage.

If the worst should happen, don’t hesitate to call ServiceMaster Metropolitan for fire restoration in Jersey City, Bayonne, Caldwell, and Chatham, NJ. For over 20 years, we have been serving the disaster and fire restoration needs of the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. Our IICRC certified technicians ensure that the job is done correctly and efficiently, every time. When you need fire restoration, don’t hesitate to call us. Our emergency 24/7 disaster restoration hotline will be open to take your call, even during holidays.

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