Safety Precautions for a Summer BBQ Without Fire Hazards | SERVPRO of North Kenosha County
With summer arriving, everyone is ready for fun in the sun and cookouts with family and friends. It’s crucial to prioritize safety to prevent dangerous situations and potential fires when you’re grilling out this summer.
Remember, Kenosha County residents are not to start recreational fires when wind speeds exceed 15 mph. Make sure to always double-check Kenosha regulations before grilling or having outdoor fires.
In addition to checking community regulations, these essential precautions will help you to ensure a delightful summer BBQ experience while keeping fire hazards at bay:
When it comes to grilling safety, the first step is selecting an appropriate location for your grill. Keep it outdoors, away from enclosed spaces such as garages or awnings. Proper ventilation is an absolute must.
Also, make sure to check that there are no flammable materials positioned above the grill that could pose a fire risk. Maintain a distance of at least 10 feet between the grill and your house or wooden deck railing. Additionally, create a designated area free from children and pets to avoid safety risks.
Before using a charcoal grill, thoroughly inspect it for any accumulated ash, dents or cracks. For propane grills, carefully examine the gas lines for leaks and ensure secure connections. Addressing any issues with leaky lines or propane tanks is crucial to prevent hazardous fire situations.
It’s essential to be close by while grilling and to have a water source near by as a safety precaution. Flare-ups can be controlled using a spray bottle, and having access to a hose or fire extinguisher is important.
When you’ve finished cooking, pass the food to someone else and remember to turn off the gas or close the vents for charcoal grills to cut off the oxygen supply. Always dispose of ash and embers in a metal can to eliminate potential fire hazards, even after the grilling is complete. Make sure the grill has completely cooled down before calling it a day.
Kenosha residents, we hope you and your family have a safe and memory-filled summer. However, in the event of a fire incident during your BBQ, remember that SERVPRO of North Kenosha County is always ready to save the day.
Don’t let fire damage linger in your home. Call us at SERVPRO of North Kenosha County for a fast restoration.