This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. It is a day to remember and honor those that have given their lives in service of our nation. It is also a day for friends and family to get together and kick off the start of summer. One of the more popular activities for this holiday is a backyard barbecue. Here are just a few suggestions to keep you and your family safe on this holiday weekend.
- Place your grill at least 10 feet away from other objects including your house, shed , trees, and bushes.
- Always stay by the grill when cooking.
- Before starting your grill check for gas leaks. You can do this by using a basting brush to spread very soapy water over all of the hoses and connections while valve on your gas tank in the on position. The formation of bubbles will indicate a leakage point.
- Do not light a match, smoke, or have any other form of open flame near the grill until you’ve determined that there are no gas leaks.
- Never bring your grill inside the house or into the garage. It’s both a fire and carbon monoxide hazard.
- When you’re finished cooking be sure to keep kids and pets away from the grill until it is fully cooled.