Grilling Safety Tips Like Don’t Set Your Deck on Fire

Ah, these glorious summer months are ripe for grilling, and no one loves a good barbecue more than me. Having said that, safety is definitely something you can’t take lightly when it comes to grilling. As your friendly neighborhood insurance guru, I can’t stress enough the difference a few small precautions can make between tragedy and a fun evening with family and friends.

So without further ado, read on for Jason Verlinde’s Top 5 Grilling Safety Tips™:

  1. Keep the kiddos and your four-legged friends away from the grill when it’s on.
  2. Don’t leave the grill unmanned. If you’re keeping an eye on the grill, you can catch a fire before it gets out of hand, and you can also catch any elusive children or furry ones from getting too close.
  3. Leave an acceptable amount of space between your grill and anything else—deck rails, house siding, etc.
  4. Always grill outdoors (the only grill that should EVER be used indoors is a little George Foreman grill—and grilling safely indoors is a whole different ball of wax).
  5. Once your grill is cooled completely, clean it thoroughly (make sure it’s clear of grease) and cover it with a weatherproof grill cover.

That’s a wrap! Have any fun grilling stories to share? I’d love to hear them in the comments below. And contact us to make sure you’re up-to-date on your homeowners’ insurance—if you don’t follow my patented grilling tips, you’re going to need it!

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