Grilling Safety Tips
Outdoor grilling can be a favorite family activity during the warmer months in Georgia. It is very important when operating an outdoor grill, whether charcoal or gas, to be aware of the following grilling safety tips to keep yourself and your home safe:
- Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house. You do not want walls, overhangs, or carports catching fire from flames created by the grill.
- Clean your grill regularly. Grease buildup can serve as a fuel source for flame ups that can easily get out of hand.
- Check for gas leaks. Gases can easily go undetected when leaking in small amounts, which can lead to the potential for an explosion when lighting.
- Keep a spray water bottle and fire extinguisher handy while grilling. A spray water bottle can be used to quickly extinguish small flare ups, while a fire extinguisher may be necessary if flames become too large or out of control.
In the unfortunate event that outdoor grilling leads to structure damage, call the professionals of SERVPRO of Albany and Americus at 229-439-2048 for help. We have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to take care of fire damages, both large and small.