Spring safety tips for your propane grill
Spring is right around the corner (can you believe it?), which means that soon, it will be time to get cooking on your propane grill!
Just remember to do it with care: Every year, thousands of people in backyards across the country suffer preventable injuries from unsafe grilling.
Follow these propane grill safety tips to prevent injuries and avoid damage to your North Carolina home:
- Clean your propane grill regularly; grease left from previous grilling sessions causes about one-fifth of grill fires – more than any other factor.
- Before you turn on your tank or grill, check hoses for damage or kinks.
- Keep your grill at least five feet from obstructions, including trees, outdoor furniture, and your house.
- Keep a fire extinguisher close to your grill – and make sure it works!
- Use long-handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns.
- Turn off both the burner control and the cylinder valve when you finish cooking.
- Never store propane indoors – always keep tanks outside, covered, and stored vertically.
- When you’re transporting your tank for a propane cylinder refill, place it upright in your car and out of direct sunlight, and make sure the valve is closed. Go straight to the refilling station – don’t leave a tank alone in the vehicle, where temperatures can rise quickly.
- Always check replacement tanks for dents, rust, or leaks.
- NEVER grill indoors, where odorless, deadly carbon monoxide can accumulate.
Still cooking on a charcoal grill? Make the switch to the precision, even heating of propane and you will never look back! Contact us today to learn about some great portable and built in grill options that LG Jordan Oil has for your outdoor entertainment space.