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Prevent Grill Fires in you Bentonville Home

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Gas grill grates being cleaned with a long handle wire brush Help prevent grill fires in your Bentonville home by keeping your grill clean

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the most common causes of gas-fueled grill fires are failure to clean, having the grill too close to flammable objects, leaving the grill unattended, and leaks or breaks in the gas line.  To help prevent grill fires, use the cleaning procedures below.  If your Bentonville home experiences a fire, the professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County are there to restore your home. 

All you need to clean your grill is a long-handled wire brush, a wire bottle brush, a five-gallon bucket, grease cutting dish soap, cleaning vinegar, baking soda and some elbow grease.  Start by firing up the grill, close the lid, and let it come to full temperature.  Let the extreme heat burn off any stuck-on food or grease.  This should take approximately 30 minutes.  Use the wire brush and bucket of warm soapy water to scrub off all the carbon from the grates.  Then turn off the gas, disconnect the gas source, and let the grill cool.  After the grill cools, remove all the grates, flavorizer bars, and anything else from the grill you can easily take off.  Submerge these items in warm soapy water, soaking for at least 30 minutes.  The firebox is exposed and ready to be cleaned.  Place an empty bucket underneath the grease tray opening to catch the debris and soapy water.  Scrape off all the caked-on gunk from inside the firebox.  Use water to rinse any loose debris from the firebox.  After the grates and pieces have soaked, scrub them with a wire brush.  Mix the vinegar and baking soda to make a thick paste.  Use this paste on really stubborn gunk.  Rinse all surfaces clean, making sure to thoroughly dry cast-iron grates to avoid rust.  Use clean warm water with soap to clean the entire outside of the grill.  A large kitchen sponge works best, as this will help avoid scratching the finished surfaces of your grill.  Once all the parts are thoroughly clean and dry, reassemble, and connect the gas line.  Fire up the grill, close the lid, and let everything heat up for 15 minutes.  You are done!  Celebrate by barbecuing some burgers and hot dogs.

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial fire damage.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and South Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

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