Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer [VIDEO]By Robert Siciliano July 25, 2012 | 10:00 AMPosted in: Fire Prevention, DIY Safety, Family
The warm weather brings pretty flowers, green grass, and the aroma
of barbeque. I consider myself a relative expert on the barbeque part as I
smoke the equivalent of an entire cow and a few pigs each summer. If you understand what a “smoke ring” is and
hickory, cherry, apple and oak woods are your best friends then you know what
I’m talking about.
Most people prefer the fall off the bone pork baby-back ribs but
I’m a bigger fan of beef ribs and short ribs. And NO barbeque sauce, trust me
http://www.homesecuritysource.com/WorkArea/edit.aspxAnyway grilling is a great way to bring the family and friends
together but it can also results in burning down your house too. So the National
Fire Protection Association wants you to pay attention to what you are doing
and make sure you adhere to the following fire safety
Grilling Safety Tips
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
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
Never leave your
There are several
ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to
start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
If you use a
starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any
other flammable liquids to the fire.
fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
There are also
electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension
cord for outdoor use.
When you are
finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal
Check the gas
tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a
light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles.
If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there
is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill
serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop,
call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away
from the grill and call the fire department or use the fire
alarm call box. Do not move the grill.
Robert Siciliano personal and home security
specialist to Home Security Source
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