Monday, January 18, 2010

Homeowner Safety When You Barbeque

Barbeque Safely to Prevent Homeowners Insurance Claims

Every spring and summer families and neighbors delight in gearing up for barbeques and cookouts. Nothing is more irresitible than the smell of a steak, or even a hotdog or hamburger cooking on a grill.

As harmless as this family activity sounds, every year charcoal grills and gas grills cause fires that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Here are some tips for cooking out safely and avoiding any unwanted homeowners insurance claims:
  • Keep pets, children, and boisterous games away from the grill.
  • Make sure the grill is on a flat area, and kept away from outbuildings, trees or anything flammable.
  • Don't leave the fire unattended EVER. 
  • Do not light a grill indoors, in a garage, or on a porch.
  • Position yourself so that the wind is away from you when you light the fire or maintain the coals.
  • Never pour extra lighter fluid on hot coals or start a fire with explosive liquids such as gasoline or kerosine.
  • Trim away visible or excessive fat to prevent flare-ups when dripped on hot coals.
  • Never eat pork or chicken rare. Pre-cook inside to be sure the meat is completely done.
More than half of Americans say they are grilling outdoors year round. Use safety precautions and enjoy your family and the neighborhood cookouts. Keep your SC homeowners insurance up to date just in case!

Todd Insurance Agency is your go-to agency for homeowners coverage, South Carolina renters insurance, and car insurance in Myrtle Beach.


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