Barbecue Safety Tips for this coming Summer!

Summer is coming!  Thinking about having a barbecue with family and friends? Here are some safety precautions to keep your family and property safe!

  • Always make sure that the grill is used in a safe place.
  • If you use a lighter, make sure you don’t leave it lying around where children can reach it.
  • Never leave the grill unattended, as this is generally when accidents happen.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby.
  • Ensure that the grill is completely cooled before moving it or placing it back in storage.
  • Ensure the grill is only used on a level surface that cannot burn.
  • Clean out the grease and other debris on the grill periodically.
  • Don’t wear loose clothing that might catch fire while you’re cooking.
  • Use long-handled barbecue tools and flame-resistant oven mitts.
  • Keep alcoholic beverages away from the grill; they are flammable!

With these safety measures, that is one less thing you have to worry about this summer!

About the Author

Chris Caisse is a Certified Master Inspector® / Owner of Platinum Home Inspections, located in New Hampshire, USA.