3 Grill Safety Tips | SERVPRO of West Tampa
Tips to Make Your Grill Safe | SERVPRO of West Tampa
Backyard cookouts are a fun tradition and grill cleaning should be an essential task to prevent fires.
Grilling season is here in Tampa, Fl and proper grill maintenance is often key to preventing a grease fire. Grill cleaning can be an important safety measure, so here are some tips to keep your grill in top shape.
1. Understand Grill Maintenance Basics
There are usually several steps to cleaning your grill after use that apply no matter what type of grill you have. First, cook off food debris by heating the grill for 15 minutes. Once cooled, scrub the grates with a long-handled wire brush, though balled up aluminum foil may work in a pinch. Wipe vegetable oil on the grates with paper towels to prevent rust and food accumulation. Finally, clean the inside of the grill with dish soap and warm water.
2. Take Extra Precautions, Pre and Post Season
Besides grill cleaning after each use, there are a few things you should do each year before you grill for the first time and at the end of the season. One of them is to get a new wire brush each year. Be sure to clean the inside and outside of your grill with dish soap and water and use a grill cover when you store it.
3. Clean Gas and Charcoal Grills Properly
Gas grills have heat deflectors over the burners that should be cleaned with other removable grill parts. The burners can be removed to clean the gas ports. Blocked gas ports can affect the efficiency of your grill.
Charcoal grills are often a bit simpler with regards to cleaning. After each use, remove the briquettes and brush out the ash. Otherwise, clean it with dish soap and warm water like you would clean a gas grill.
Enjoy grilling out knowing that your grill is clean and safe. If you have damage that has occurred due to a fire emergency SERVPRO of West Tampa is here to help.