Summer is just around the corner and that means invitations to summer barbecues are about to start coming in hot! Nearly 5,000 Americans are injured each year from grilling accidents. In order to ensure that your summer barbecue is one to remember for the right reasons, be sure to follow these home BBQ and fire safety tips to practice safe grilling:
- Always read the owner’s manual before operating your grill. Reviewing the safety tips and instructions can ensure safety.
- Location is key! Put your grill away from any combustibles such as a wooden overhang or a picnic table. Your grill should be in a stable location where it cannot be tipped over, and ALWAYS outside.
- Always have a fire extinguisher handy and know how to use it. For safe reaction time, never leave the grill unattended.
- One of the main causes of grilling related fires is improper disposal of ashes. Although the ashes may be cold, often they conceal hot embers. Properly dispose ashes in a metal container with a tightly sealed lid. It is safest to cover the ashes in water and wait to permanently dispose for a week.
The insurance experts at Randy Jones Insurance encourage you to enjoy your summer fun safely and responsibly. Contact us today to get a quote by an experienced professional who is eager to develop a long lasting, trustworthy relationship with you.