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Grilling Safety!

July is National Grill Safety Month! We all love a nice summer cookout on the grill, but there are hazards that come along with this summertime staple. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), an average of 22,100 people end up in the emergency room each year due to grill-related injuries. Over 9,000 fires each year involve gas grills, and 20% of all grill fires were from a grill that was not recently cleaned. *

Make sure you and your friends are safe this summer by following the safety tips below.

  • Check your grill for debris and combustibles before using. Remove grease and fat buildups in trays below the grill to prevent ignition. Keep your grates clean as well! We recommend this Grill Rescue cleaning head or this GRILLART brush and scraper for a more budget-friendly option. If you are looking for a cleaning spray, this Goo Gone cleaner and degreaser is a great option as well.
  • Keep grills away from homes and decks – the best grilling foundation is concrete
  • Create a 3-foot safe zone around the grill, keeping children and pets away from the grilling area
  • Use long-handled grilling tools to give yourself plenty of space from the heat and flames. We recommend this grilling set if you don’t already have one. 
  • Check for gas grill leaks – If the grill doesn’t ignite right away, let gas dissipate for at least 5 minutes before igniting the grill again

Keep these safety tips in mind before your next BBQ to keep you and your guests safe this summer.

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