One of the last things you would ever want to do in West Hartford is to accidentally set your home on fire because of barbecuing. You need to be safe when you are out at the grill, regardless of whether you are cooking with gas or charcoal.
Understand how to use your grill. If you have a gas grill, there may be various burners, a gas ignition switch, and much more. The tank needs to be inspected periodically for leaks, and it needs to be properly connected to the rest of the grill. Additionally, the tank needs to be turned off when you are done grilling for the day.
Your grill should be clean on a regular basis. Grease and other things can build up on the grates. This can lead to fire as well as a significant amount of smoke when you start to grill. All of this can be avoided with a good wire brush cleaning.
Have a few safety measures around. This includes a spray bottle filled with water so that if you have a flare-up, it can be eliminated quickly. Having a fire extinguisher (and knowing how to use it) can also help you to get rid of a fire at the grill or nearby before anything get out of control.
Learning about BBQ safety is critical and you should never grill unless you know what you are doing. Additionally, you should never walk away from the grill once you have lit the briquettes or turned on the gas. This will ensure that you are able to watch over everything and prevent accidents.
Learn more about ways to keep your home safe in West Hartford. Call us at StateChoice today and one of our independent agents can get quotes for home insurance to help you compare for low rates.