Did you know that every year, over 8,900 house fires are directly caused by outdoor grilling accidents? This number can seem daunting and while no one wants to catch their house on fire, this is no reason to stop using your Orlando outdoor grill. At Paradise Grills, we know our customers like to play hard, so we just want to make sure they play safe, too. Below, you’ll find safety tips to keep you grilling accident-free all summer long.
The Do’s and Don’t of Using Your Orlando Outdoor Grill
- Do keep your grill our Orlando outdoor kitchen at least 10 feet away from your home. Conveniently, all of Paradise Grills’ outdoor kitchens are easy to relocate as needed.
- Don’t hang decorations above or around your grill.
- Do check your propane tank and gas lines for leaks. You can find more information on how to check for leaks and how much propane is left in your tank, here.
- Don’t turn on the gas while the lid is closed- EVER. Doing this can cause a ball of fire to be released right into your face when you open the grill.
- Do make sure that your Orlando outdoor grill is situated on a stable base. The weather, people, and other factors can cause an unsteady grill to be tipped over easily.
- Don’t grill inside. While this may seem like a no brainer, some people will bring their grills inside, especially if the weather wants to rain on their parade. This is dangerous not only because it is a serious fire hazard, but because gas grills emit carbon monoxide, a poisonous, odorless, and colorless gas that if not ventilated properly is fatal.
- Do clean your grill often. Greasy grills have more chance of starting grease fires then properly maintained Orlando grills.
- Don’t leave your gas grill unattended. Negligence is one of the main reasons that so many accidents occur with outdoor grills. Never leave your grill unattended, especially if there are children or pets nearby.
- Do wear proper clothing. Though it may seem like a nice idea to try and soak up the sun while grilling up some hot, juicy burgers, it’s a dangerous one. Grease burns are serious so protect your skin with an apron or other appropriate grilling attire. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid loose clothing that could get caught in the grill or blow into the flames.
- Don’t be unprepared. If a fire does occur on your Orlando outdoor grill, you want to be ready. Baking soda is good to have on hand for putting out grease fires and you will also need a fire extinguisher at the ready for all other fires. This is important- know how to use the fire extinguisher before the emergency happens!
We hope these do’s and don’ts have outdoor grilling in Orlando will help you to have a happy and safe grilling season this year and all the years to come!