Since grill use increases during the warmer months, there is also an increase in accidents and injuries related to fire. In fact, grill fires reach their peak by July.
Watertown, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
Wisconsin insurance agency, Insurance Service Center, encourages Wisconsin homeowners to be extra cautious while grilling during the hot summer months. Whether a homeowner chooses to use a gas or charcoal grill, safety remains a priority.
Since grill use increases during the warmer months, there is also an increase in accidents and injuries related to fire. In fact, grill fires reach their peak by July. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “an average of 6,500 grill fires result in nearly $27 million in property loss each year.” In these cases, most grill fires are associated with residences. Wisconsin locals who are grilling in their backyard this summer must be aware of the numbers, as well as the safety and preventative measures that must be taken.
The agency has put together a quick list of safety tips to keep in mind:
- Both gas and charcoal grills should ONLY be used outdoors—no exceptions
- Grills should be placed at least three feet away from homes, siding, decks, railing, shrubs, etc.
- Keep small children and pets away from grilling area
- Always clean the grill after use to remove grease and fat build-up
- Do not leave a grill unattended while in use
- Individuals using a charcoal grill must ALWAYS allow coals to cool off completely before disposing of them.
Following the above safety techniques is the first step to preventing a fiery disaster at home this summer. The second step is to have adequate home insurance in place, especially liability coverage. Homeowners who are interested in learning more about the liability, umbrella, and home insurance solutions that Insurance Service Center can offer should call the agency directly at 888-535-7216 or visit their Virtual Insurance Office for a free quote.
About Insurance Service Center:
Established in 1950, Insurance Service Center has continually provided comprehensive and affordable insurance services throughout the years. Over time, the agency has grown into a full service insurance agency, with locations in 11 different areas of Wisconsin and representation of a wide variety of insurance companies. These companies have been carefully selected, ensuring that each client is matched with top-notch coverage for a comfortable price. Its agents are dedicated to working by your side, at all times. With Insurance Service Center, you get service, savings, and solutions!