Now that the warmer weather is finally here, it’s time to bring the grill out of storage and get ready for the backyard barbeque season! Here are some safety tips to start your grilling season off safely.
- Before starting the grill, especially if it’s been a while since you used it, use a soapy water solution to check all connections for leaks. If you see bubbles, there’s a leak. Rinse gently with plain water after you have determined there are no leaks.
- Never use matches or lighters to check tank for leaks
- Do not store extra cylinders under the grill. The heat may build up pressure inside the tank, which could allow the pressure relief valve to release propane, potentially causing a flash fire or explosion.
- Allow the grill to cool completely before covering it for storage.
- If there is a leak you cannot control, or a fire starts, do not attempt to move the grill and do not use a fire extinguisher. Call the fire department right away.
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