FIRE in the grill!
Well, I am not joking on this matter…
In average, there are more than 8000 cases of home fire caused by mishandling of grill including charcoal, electrical and portable grill.
And the top reason for injuries is due to failure to clean the grill. Another factor of grill fires comes from broken grill structure.
Now you may want to ask, what does mishandling of gas grill really means...?
Barbecue is one of the family activities that no one will missed in during a whole life time. And when the weather is dry, many of us will fire up our gas grill almost every weekend for the amazing delicious grill food and the time spent with family.
With all these joyful activities going on, it is easily forgotten some of the important parts of grilling - cleaning and maintenance.
Read here: 4 Helpful Tips on Cleaning a Gas Grill
Taking care of the grill can really lower the possibility of broken parts that eventually lead to structural fire accident.
And having leftover food sticking to the grates without proper grill cleaning can result in burns and fire.
So from these, you can notice that grill maintenance is important.
In every grill we sold to our customers at BbqHangout, we ensure they are fully aware of the grill functions and they are prepared with the manual.
Each grill is equipped with the instruction manual for proper installation and broken parts needs to be replaced.
In the event of grilling, these are the safety advice:
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
And before grilling:
- Check all connections to ensure no gas leakage. If yes, have your grill serviced by professional
- No loose connection on the hose to the burner
- Grill are clean to use
- If you smell any stanch of gas, turn off gas tank and burners
- And if smell continue, alert the fire department and leave the grill
- Clean the grill to remove all burns and leftover
- Cover it to prevent dust
- Check it before your next usage
All these simple steps can really keep you safe when grilling and prevent you and your family from any grill injuries.
So now you can enjoy the taste, smell and delicious grilling food, even in the winter!