5 Safety Tips for Propane Grilling
As June quickly approaches, you’ve likely already started your grilling season. Most safety tips for propane grilling may just need some common sense, but there are some safety precautions you may not have considered. Keystone Propane wants you to stay safe this summer with few tips to protect you and your family.
Never turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed.
Turning on the gas while the lid is closed causes the gas to build up inside your grill. This can cause a fireball to ignite and explode right in your face. It’s important to open the lid of the grill check for anything on the grill as well before igniting, so this should be a normal part of your grilling routine.
Do not overload the grill with food.
If too much fat drips down on the flames at once, it will cause flames to increase and can ultimately light nearby objects on fire. It’s especially important to not overload with particularly fatty meats that will cause more grease drippings.
Check your grill’s gas line for leaks.
There’s a simple at-home solution you can try to find gas leaks in your gas grill’s line. Make a solution of half liquid dish soap and half water and rub it on the hoses and connections. Next, turn your gas on with your grill lid open! If you spot large bubbles on the line or connections, that’s a sign that your hoses have tiny holes in it or that your connections are not secure. If you need assistance or help with your leaks contact Keystone Propane immediately.
Keep items to fight fires nearby.
It’s important to keep a fire extinguisher and spray bottle of water nearby while cooking. For smaller fires, a spray bottle can lower the flames without ruining your food. For flames that become out of control, use the fire extinguisher. Make sure you know how to use the fire extinguisher. Trying to figure out how to use it in an emergency can cause worse damage to your grill and put you and your loved ones in danger of bodily harm. If you’re unsure how to use it or are having an issue. Call 911 right away for assistance.
Never leave a lit grill unattended.
An out-of-control fire can double in size every minute. Be sure to plan the rest of your meal ahead of time so that you can focus your attention on grilling. Even if you can see your grill from inside your kitchen a grill fire can ignite fast and you need to handle it quickly.
As you can see, not being prepared for safety when grilling can lead to a multitude of problems. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe this summer.
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