Grilling is a fun activity that brings families and friends together to enjoy great food and time outside. If you aren't careful, however, a grill fire may occur, potentially causing injuries and smoke damage.
Choose a Safe Location
To prevent fires from spreading to your home, operate the grill at a safe distance away from the building. Avoid grilling on a balcony, patio, deck, or other areas that are close to your house. Instead, position the grill in a clear area of your yard.
Clean the Grill Frequently
Burnt remnants on the grill can catch fire easily. After you are done grilling, allow the grill to fully cool and then thoroughly clean it. Always check that it is clean before turning it on.
Know-How To Put Out a Fire
Knowing how to put a fire out and having the right supplies on hand is just as important as preventing fires. Here are some tips:
- If the propane tank is on fire, get as far away as you can and call the fire department.
- Cut off oxygen by closing the grill's lid.
- Turn the grill off if possible.
- If the fire does not stop, spray it with a fire extinguisher or cover it with baking soda to cut off the oxygen.
If you do happen to experience a grill fire that causes damage to your home, be sure to call SERVPRO of Jonesboro at 870-934-0501.