Springtime is here. That means that many of us will end up doing a lot more fun outdoor activities. And that may include bringing out the grill for a fun barbecue with friends and family.
In order to ensure that you’re doing everything in your power to stay safe, we hope you read the following tips on how take care of your grill to avoid fires, injuries, and property damage this spring.
Before firing up the grill, one thing many experts urge consumers to do, especially in places like Washington, is to check for what firefighters call winter build up.
During the colder months, grills may become the home of spiders, birds, and other animals. Before firing the grill up, make sure it’s completely clear. Also check for leaks that may have occurred because of the cold.
While cleaning your grill before a barbecue with friends, make sure to use caution if you use a bristle brush. That’s because bristles may become lodged in a person’s eyes, or may be swallowed after getting stuck to a piece of meat. In this case, the consequences can be serious as bristles may tear internal organs.
That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re not using old tools or old bristle brushes to clean your grill. When it comes to safety, sometimes it pays off to spend a little more with better and safer tools.
When firing up the grill, make sure you’re not near anything that could catch on fire. Keep children away from the grill at all times, and make sure the person responsible for grilling is in stand-by at all times to avoid an accident. Have a fire extinguisher at hand for good measure.
If you’re in an accident caused by a negligent grill owner or company, do not wait until it’s too late to have your case heard by a competent attorney. Our attorneys are here to help and you will get a full and free evaluation of your case as soon as you call.