Summer is upon us and most homeowners are excited about the chance to use their bbq grills again for another season. However, before you fire up that grill, you should review a few bbq grilling safety tips.
Here are a few bbq grilling safety tips that will help keep you and your family safe throughout the grilling season.
- Keep your grill on a flat surface to help prevent it from tipping over.
- Make sure your grill is at least 10 feet away from your home or any other structure.
- Place your grill away from fences, deck railings, shrubs or anything else that could ignite and catch fire.
- Never add lighter fluid directly to hot coals as the flame could travel up the stream of lighter fluid and burn you.
- Don’t use gasoline or kerosene to light a charcoal fire – both can cause an explosion.
- To put out your fire, close the cover and the vents and allow the coals to burn themselves out – this will take about 48 hours. Never place hot coals in a trash can.
- If you have to dispose of the coals before they have completely cooled, carefully bury them in a bucket of sand.
- Never pour hot coals into a bucket of water or vice versa as the steam can burn you.
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