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It’s Grilling Time. Do It Safely. | Corona, CA

The sun is blazing. You invite over a few of your closest, crack open some brews and spark up the grill. It’s the perfect time of year for charred meat – not charred guests. To ensure a good time will be had by all, it’s important to know a few grilling tips. Because 9000 fires, on average, involve grilling. So, let’s take a look at a few ways your grill may become something more dangerous:

Clean your grill. What is better than a greasy burger? When you use a gas grill, it is important that you make sure to clean your grill on a regular basis. Not only do those delicious juices drip down your chin, but they also drip down into the grease trap, creating a secondary fuel source. In addition, there are insects and spiders love to make grills their homes. If not cleaned, it is possible to create a grease fire or a flashback fire from the webs and insect nests.

Clear the area. For some, having flammable things nearby can accidentally get ignited by wild embers from the grill. In order to limit these accidents, make sure shrubs, awnings and other property that can become damaged from an accidental BBQ fire. Well-ventilated areas are ideal for a successful event.

Pay attention. This may be a no-brainer but keeping an eye on your grill at all times will not only turn your grilling into a delicious meal, but there are lots of factors that can cause an accident to occur. Tiny humans, furry friends and even an unruly guest can cause some issues to transpire. Make sure someone has eyes on the grill until it is no longer needed.

For more information about the Sheep fire, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, CA and all surrounding areas.

It’s Time to Break Out the Grill | Corona, CA

Now that we are filled with beautiful springtime weather, many of us are beginning to plan our first grilled meals with friends and family. From a campfire breakfast to extra-thick steaks, no matter the time, a bright sunny day is a reason to strike up the ol’ BBQ.

But with these happy times comes with a few precautions. We know that it is supposed to be a good time to be had by all, and not some strict gathering, but these aren’t rules that will change the way you celebrate. Fire safety may seem unnecessary, but there are things we need to keep in mind in order to protect our loved ones from any fire accidents. After all, this is an open flame we’re dealing with – things can happen in a blink of an eye. Here are some tips to ensuring that this season’s BBQs are filled with nothing but happy faces and full bellies:

  • Use only charcoal lighter fluid to start a fire.
  • Once coals are ignited, never add more charcoal lighter fuel or other flammable/petroleum-based products to the fire – the container may explode in your hand!
  • Dispose of used coals in proper containers.
  • Be sure propane grills have the correct setting when being installed.
  • Use grills at least 10 feet away from your house.
  • Keep children and pets away from grills when in use.
  • Dispose of hot coals in proper receptacles – buried coals retain heat for up to 24 hours and may cause a serious burn injury to an unsuspecting passerby who steps on them.

For more information about grilling fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, CA and all surrounding areas.