Stay Safe This Summer with Fire Alarm Monitoring It's summertime and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. If you’re one who loves to get out there and barbecue, you know everything tastes better when it's cooked outside. Whether you're trying meats or vegetables, it's quick and easy while you avoid melting down when cooking inside. As an expert in residential alarm systems, World Wide Security is always looking out for your best interests. While your home should be protected by quality fire alarms that may include a monitoring service, outdoor fires may not be detected as easily. It's important that you do everything that you can avoid them at all costs. The next time you decide to get that grill going, keep a few things in mind to make sure you cook safely and avoid fire hazards. Fire Alarm Monitoring The first step to protection against grilling fire hazards is installing a fire alarm monitoring system. This way, you can relax knowing your home is being watched and protected by our specialists at all hours. We can promptly respond and alert you if we detect any sort of fire. Check Your Equipment Equipment maintenance is key. In the off season, your grill should be covered and stored so it’s not damaged by the elements. When you take it out again at the beginning of the season, check that everything is working properly and give your grill a thorough cleaning as well because grease build up can easily lead to a fire. Once your grill is fired up and hot, cleans any debris with a wire brush to reduce risk of fire. Continue to clean your grill regularly throughout the season. Placement your grill should not be in close proximity to any building, no matter how good your residential alarm systems and fire alarm monitoring may be. Make sure there’s at least a three-foot radius of open space around your grill. If you can put it on a cement patio, that’s even better because you'll be avoiding a flammable surface. Always Turn the Grill Off If you have a propane grill, make sure the knobs are turned off when you’re done and turn the tank to the off position as well. If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure the coals have cooled off before turning in for the night. You can also hose them down with cold water to make sure it is safe. Keep a Close Eye on Your Grill Firm alarm monitoring includes taking preventative measures. For safety with your grill, you need to keep a close watch on it. Don't leave it unattended while you get caught up with other activities inside or at the neighbors’. If you have something you must do, make sure someone else is manning the grill. Keep Others Safe Make sure your children know that they should respectfully treat the grill in the same way that they treat the stove, fireplace or wood stove. Your children should not touch the grill or get too close in order to avoid a burn. If they are older and can actually help with cooking, remind them to follow all of the safety tips and use grilling cookware. They should not experiment with burning anything in the grill nor is cooking marshmallows recommended over a grill. It is too easy to get hurt or start a fire that cannot be controlled. In addition, Pets should be kept away from the grilling area because sometimes get into things they’re not supposed to or accidentally knock things over that could result in a safety hazard. Follow these tips and let World Wide Security Group know if you have any questions. Have a safe summer and enjoy your cookouts!