It’s that time of year again, when people get their barbecue equipment out of storage and get to grilling.   Finally it is warm enough to polish the patio furniture or purchase a new set and invite the Smith’s over who just moved into the neighborhood.  We at BSG want you to be safe and knowledgeable so the end result is a grand time with food and laughter.  So, we have put together some barbecue safety tips you may find useful this Spring season.  Barbecuing can be fun and exciting, as well as dangerous and hurtful at the same time if proper care is not taken to ensure you and your guest’s safety.

Research has shown that between 2009 and 2013 there were on average of 8,900 fires involving grills, propane grills and hibachis per year. These fires attributed to roughly 10 deaths per year, and roughly 160 reported injuries.  Add that to a staggering $118 million in property damages and you’ll have cause for concern and be cautious from here on out.*  In order to avoid any mishaps or injuries there are a few things you and your family can do in order to stay safe this barbecue season.

Barbecue Area Safety

As unimportant as it may seem, where you place, and what you place around your pit is essential to barbecue safety.

Personal Safety

Most of us do not take into consideration our personal safety while grilling.  No one wants to be burned or injured during a fun filled family gathering.

Preparing to grill with fire and personal safety in mind can help prevent any and all unfortunate accidents from happening.

So, as we prepare for the upcoming holidays and barbecue season, let’s be fully aware and educate ourselves on how to be safe while grilling. It may seem small but, it is always better to be safe than sorry.  We here at BSG take pride in looking out for you and your families safety. We consider each and every one of you to be a part of our extended family and treat each call as such. That is why we want to help you stay safe and keep you informed on barbecue safety as well as security for now and always. Happy grilling! Call Today to Learn More 855-MYSMARTHOME.