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Summer Grilling Safety

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Summer time means grilling outside with friends and family and July is the peak month for grilling! However, according to the National Fire Protection Association this fun summer time activity has a heavy potential for home fires.

According to the NFPA, "in 2013-2017, fire departments went to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 4,500 structure fires and 5,700 outside or unclassified fires. These fires caused an annual average of 10 civilian deaths, 160 civilian injuries and $123 million in direct property damage."

Follow these safety tips so you and your family won't be victim to these statistics.

  • grills should only be used outside
  • place the grill at least 3 feet away from structures and out from under low hanging trees
  • keep children and pets away from the grill
  • remove grease from that builds up on the grill
  • check the propane grills gas tank for leaks or damage before using it
  • if you smell gas while cooking, quickly get away and call the fire department

If you experience a fire damage, call SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804.378.2323.

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