With summer in full swing and 4th of July just a few weeks away it’s time to get serious about your summer barbeque plans! Whether your summer festivities evolve into a more elaborate affair or are a simple, laid-back cookout, it’s important that you make safety a top priority. From the transportation of your food, protecting the little ones running around the grill and safeguarding your home against an unfortunate summer accident, there’s a lot you need to consider. Take a look at our tips for planning a safe, fun Texas summer BBQ:
- Accurately store your foods. Keep your food in a cooler that can maintain a temperature of at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to separate your drinks into a separate cooler since it will continuously be opened and closed more often.
- Never leave your grill unattended. Keep children and pets away from the grill area. Your grill, if possible, should always be placed well away from your home, deck railing and away from overhanging branches or nearby shrubbery.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease build up from the grill itself and the trays below.
- Using a charcoal grill? When you’re finished grilling, let the coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container.
Did you know that on average annually gas grills have been involved in 6,200 home fires, and charcoal grills have been associated with 1,300 home damages? Besides taking proactive safety measures the day of your big BBQ, make sure you have protected your home with comprehensive, effective home insurance, Katy TX and residents all across our great state, can count on Dagley Insurance and Financial Services to find the perfect policy for you and your unique home!
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