BBQ In California While Being Safe Around Your Home

If you are going to BBQ at your home in Pismo Beach, it is important to be safe at all times. Your grill is going to be located just outside your home, and if precautions aren’t taken, the smoke and flames that are at your grill could easily affect your home in a negative way.

It doesn’t matter whether you use a charcoal or a gas grill. There are going to be flames periodically, and you want to keep these away from your house. Otherwise, a small fire at your grill could easily take over your entire home. Keep the grill at least 20 feet away and you will reduce any risk of incident.

Gas and charcoal grills alike need to be constantly attended to while in use. You always want to be at the grill, and having a fire extinguisher nearby is a good idea as well.

Clean the grill sufficiently before you turn on the heat. If you have any kind of grease on the burners, it can cause a flare-up and the flames could get higher than you anticipate. It’s also a good idea to empty the grease trap at the bottom periodically so that you don’t encounter additional smoke.

Keep small children away from the grill as well as anything that may be flammable.

Before you put your grill away for the day, be sure that you clean it. It needs to be cool before you clean, such as allowing the briquettes to cool down before you dispose of them. If you cook with gas, turn the gas about to the off position, and don’t cover the grill until everything is completely cool.

Call Neff & Associates today to learn more about homeowners insurance and how best to protect your home in Pismo Beach, California.



Clean Your Pismo Beach Home With These Cleaning Tips

When you’re in Pismo Beach, CA, it is important to clean your home, and do it right. Instead of spending all of your time doing the same chores day in and day out, there are some cleaning tips to help you save time and money.

Instead of spending money on microwave cleaning products, you can use a container of water with two squeezed lemons inside. Boil in the microwave, and then allow the steam to help break away some of the burnt on grease and grime.

Use an old pillow case to clean the ceiling fan. Hook the pillowcase over the fan blade and wipe backwards. All of the dust will fall into the inside of the pillowcase instead of on your hair or on top of furniture.

Break out white chalk when there are greasy fingerprints on the wall. Cover the entire stain with white chalk, wait a few moments, and then wipe the chalk away. The grease will come with it.

Use a squeegee across your carpet to help clean up pet hair. This will be much easier than trying to get your vacuum to pick it up.

Take a lint roller across your lampshades, bookshelves, and more to dust them quickly, and not have to worry about the dust being sent to another area.

When you want to get hard water deposits off of your showerhead, place distilled white vinegar into a plastic bag. Place it over the showerhead and secure it with a rubber band. Allow it to sit for a few hours and then wipe away the remaining scum with a cloth.

Various other cleaning tips can be found as well, and can simplify your household chores.

Contact Neff & Associates today to learn about how to obtain homeowner’s insurance. We can find quotes and help you with the comparison process.