Father’s Day BBQ Safety Tips

June 17, 2022

Hot dogs sizzle on the BBQ, music filters throughout the backyard as dragonflies flutter in the hot summer sky.

Father’s Day is great occasion to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones, even from the comfort of your home. Barbecuing can be the perfect way to make memories in the summer sun, cook a great meal, and jump into the pool on a hot summer’s day. To make your Father’s Day just as safe as it is special, here are some barbecuing tips so the steaks aren’t high.

Keep The Grill Away from Your Home

It is a good rule of thumb to keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house. The farther, the better. This is important so embers do not attach to roof overhangs and cause a flare up on your home. Keep note that it is applicable to both charcoal and gas grills.

Check Your Grill for Leaks

Make sure that your grill hoses and connections do not have any holes. It is important to check that everything is tight and secure before whipping out the hamburger patties. This prevents unnecessary and potentially harmful leakage of fuel, gas, or other flammable grill materials.

Cleaning is Key

After multiple uses, your grill could have grease and fat build-up. This type of BBQ residue can add fuel to a possible flare-up or fire, so it is important to make sure you clean your grill on a regular basis. You can learn more about how to clean your BBQ grill at: https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/food-drink/how-to/a26737/how-to-clean-bbq-grill/.

Never Leave Your Grill Unattended

Although it can be tempting to leave your grill to grab a quick drink or retrieve your forgotten hamburger buns inside the kitchen, potential flares-ups can double in size in seconds. Leaving the grill unattended for even a minute can have a serious consequence. Either ask a friend to retrieve an item for you or to briefly switch places with you.

Wear Proper Clothing

Although it is a hot summer’s day, it is important you wear proper clothing. Make sure your body and feet are covered. This protects you from flyaway embers that can burn your skin.

At Graham Hart, we want to make sure you have a fun, safe, and memorable Father’s Day. Make sure to follow these simple steps so your Father’s Day BBQ meal is just as safe as it is scrumptious.