Tips for Grilling Safely This Summer at Chapel Hill North

Summer brings picnics, pool parties and all kinds of outdoor events, and everyone wants to get outside and use their grills. There are a few grilling safety tips that our residents at Chapel Hill North, our apartments in Durham, NC, should think about before planning any back yard events.

a guy grilling fish

Grill out with some friends and family this summer.

  • Check propane grills for leaks before using.
  • Use oven mitts and tools that are extra-long and made for grilling. An extra-heavy apron is also great to use for grilling.
  • Keep kids and pets away from the grill at all times. Make sure they’re not hovering or hanging around while you’re trying to cook, either.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy just in case.
  • Make sure to wash your hands, surfaces and utensils after handling raw meat or poultry.
  • When disposing of coals, ash and other grilling residue, make sure it is completely cook before throwing it out. Even the smallest ember can start a fire.

Most of all  – have fun! If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, post about it on our Chapel Hill North Facebook page!

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