Every year, millions of American safely enjoys outdoor barbecues, but accidents are inevitable. According to the report of U.S. Fire Administration, they recorded about 5, 700 grill fires takes place on residential property every year, causing an annual average of $37 million in property damage, 100 injuries and 10 deaths. Most of these grill fires are caused by malfunctioning gas grills. In addition, thousands of people visit emergency rooms every year because they have burned or injured themselves while barbecuing.
You can still definitely enjoy your Summer Outdoor Barbecue by taking these preventive steps to avoid accidents, including maintaining your grill and its safety use:
GRILL MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE:
Gas grills are generally safe if they are properly maintained and checked for leaks. In some cases, grills are unsafe due to faulty design or construction. When setting up at the start of each grilling season, the following tips can help ensure everybody’s safety:
Regularly check grill hoses for cracks, holes and brittleness. Look for blockages as well, especially in the Venturi tube that run to the burners. Clear blockages – caused by food drippings, spiders or insects – with a wire or pipe cleaner.
Run a soap solution (one part liquid soap, one part water) along hoses and at connections, then open the valve at your tank and check to make sure that gas isn’t escaping, which will be indicated by bubblets at the leaking points.
Adjust hoses as needed away from hot areas or where grease might drip on them
Always store propane tanks outside and away from your house. Regularly check to make sure valves is firmly turned off.
KEEP CALM AND GRILL ON!