Barbecue Grilling Safety Tips
Summer is quickly approaching and as the heat starts to rise, people all across America are firing up their grills. Barbecues are a great way to bring friends and family together during the summer. However, barbecuing often brings with it its own set of dangers that anyone involved in a barbecue should be aware of in order to avoid injury or property damage. By following these barbecue grilling safety guidelines, you and your family can be sure to enjoy a safe and fun-filled summer day.
Avoid Flammable Areas
The biggest danger associate with barbecuing grilling safety is the risk of starting a fire. For this reason, it is imperative to never barbecue indoors or areas that are dry or densely wooded. Careless barbecue behavior can translate into danger for everyone in the vicinity. Last year, forest fires devastated areas of the United States in mountainous or drought-ridden areas. Many people lost their homes and the fires caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage.
Know How to Handle Flammable Materials
Whether using charcoal, wood, or propane, it is important to know how to properly handle each incendiary medium. Charcoal should be handled with caution and disposed of properly as it can smolder and cause fires after people think it has been extinguished. Only lighter fluid designated as charcoal lighter fluid should be used. Propane should be handled cautiously as it can leak and combust or fill the area with toxic fumes. Wood fires can be dangerous due to erratic burning and smoldering ash. Also, if it is not properly extinguished, it can smolder and spread to the surrounding areas.
Keep the Grilling Area Clear
Make sure that children and adults alike understand the importance of keeping the barbecue area clear. This could include people crowding around the grill, children running near the grill, or people throwing a ball around the grill. Any of these activities could result in someone being burned or the surrounding areas catching fire. The barbecue grill should be kept away from the main areas of activity and firm rules should be in place to limit the amount of people around the grill.
Keep the Grill Clean
Grease and ash can accumulate on the trays and trough of a dirty grill. When the grease gets reheated, it can splatter and cause fires and severe burns. Cleaning the grill after each use is the best way to ensure that these kinds of injuries are prevented.
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