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Be Safe When Grilling in Fairfield, NJ

June 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Grilling out is a staple of summertime. Cookouts with family and friends bring great food, fun times, and good memories. They also bring unwanted fires if you’re not careful. As a fire restoration provider in Fairfield, NJ, ServiceMaster Metropolitan wants to make sure homeowners are taking the proper precautions at their barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association has provided great tips on grill safety so you can best enjoy your next grill out!

Here are some general grilling tips:

  • Only use propane and charcoal BBQ grills outdoors. Indoor use can very easily cause a house fire.
  • Any grill should be placed away from the home. Outside decks and patios are fine, as long as the grill is not placed directly next to the deck railings.
  • When using propane grills, make sure that you check the gas tank hose for any potential leaks before using
  • Try to keep you grill out from under overhanging branches and eaves. The shade is great for the cook, but you run the risk of the tree or building catching fire.
  • Always, ALWAYS keep children and pets away from the grill! Grills have a tendency to spit, so make sure you have a designated cook-only area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing fat buildup and excess grease. Don’t forget to clean out the trays below the grill as well.
  • If you are using a propane grill and you smell gas while cooking, step away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill if you smell gas.
  • Never leave your grill unattended, and make sure that a trusted adult is watching it while you are away.
  • After using a charcoal grill, let the coals cool completely before you dispose of them in a metal container.

We hope that you find these guidelines useful when using your grill. If you do experience fire damage to your home, contact the professionals. ServiceMaster Metropolitan has a team of certified, fire restoration experts who can bring you home and its contents back to their pre-loss condition. Have a great grilling season!

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