5 Grilling Safety Tips for Your Summer Barbeque

5 Grilling Safety Tips for Your Summer Barbeque


Outdoor grilling is a great way to enjoy warm
weather with friends and family. In addition to the key spices that you use in your
special barbecue recipe, it’s important to add another key ingredient and that’s common
sense. Each year more than 10 deaths and $75 million
in property damage happen across the country as a result of grilling accidents. The good news is: your homeowners insurance
does have coverage for injuries to guests or fires caused by barbecues. Here are some common sense tips to help ensure
your have an enjoyable time grilling with family and friends. First of all, protect yourself. Be sure that you wear an apron and oven mit
to protect yourself against the heat of the barbecue. Additionally, gas tanks can explode. So be sure you store them in a safe place
away from your home and periodically check the connections with a soap and water mix
to identify bubbles that would indicate a gas leak. If you are a charcoal griller, be sure that
you only use approval lighter fluid and never use gasoline! Also be sure you soak the coals before putting
them in the trash. For additional information about barbecue
and grilling safety, look at the NW Insurance Council’s website and contact your professional
insurance agent to make sure that your coverages are up to date. Thank you for watching!

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