Outdoor Grill Safety

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Real Estate Agent with Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

The first big summer weekend is here and who can resist breaking out the grill for a holiday feast.  Although accidents are the furthest thing from our minds, outdoor cooking accounts for 7,700 fires each year.  Here are some safety tips for outdoor grilling:

 - Check gas grills for leaks by applying a light soap and water solution to the gas hose. If you observe bubbles, you have a leak and should turn off the gas immediately and have the grill serviced.

 - If you are converting a grill from propane to natural gas, have a certified plumber do the work.

 - Move combustible material away from charcoal grills and go easy on the starter fluid!

 - Make sure your grill is at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn, including your home.

 - Place your grill on a sturdy base and away from high traffic areas to avoid having it tip over.  Especially keep it away from children's play areas.

 - If a grease flare up does occur, quickly cover the grill.  Of course, call the fire department if it gets out of control.  Remove grease build-up to avoid this.

Whatever your plans are for the summer, eat well and be safe!

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Thanks Anne, good reminders for all the "grillers" who will be firing up the coals, gas, etc today, 

 

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