Since we are in the middle of BBQ grilling season here are some rules to live by to stay safe when operating a propane grill.
FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS: Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your grill manufacturer’s instructions is your go-to resource for safe grilling.
POSITION THE GRILL IN A SAFE LOCATION: Keep your grill outdoors and at least five feet from the house on a level surface that is clear of outdoor furniture, overhead trees, or other potential fire hazards.
CHECK FOR LEAKS: Use a soapy water solution to check connections for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak. Follow this procedure every time you replace a cylinder.
FOLLOW PROPER LIGHTING PROCEDURES: Follow the manufacturer’s lighting instructions, and with all grill models, keep the lid open and don’t lean over the grill when lighting it.
FOLLOW PROPER RELIGHTING PROCEDURES: If your flame goes out, turn off the gas and refer to your owner’s manual. At a minimum, with all grill models, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.
ALWAYS BE PRESENT: Stay close and never leave your grill unattended.
I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. Right now, is a good time to fix any gas appliances that gave you trouble last winter. During the winter season we get very busy so now would be a great time to get on the schedule.
John Buller and Sons