As the end of summer approaches, many of us are preparing to enjoy a Labor Day cookout at home to enjoy these last warm evenings. With the days getting a little shorter and cooler weather coming, it’s a great time to soak up the end of the season.
Blossman Gas has five safety tips to prepare your grill for the holiday weekend.
- FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS – Whether it’s assembly, maintenance, or cleaning, keep your grill manufacturer’s instructions close-by for any questions involving your grill. Keep the top open when starting a propane grill, and don’t close it until you are sure the grill has lighted.
- CHECK FOR LEAKS – Before connecting the cylinder to a propane gas grill burner for the first time, use a leak-detection solution (a 50/50 mixture of water and liquid soap) to check connections for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak. Follow this procedure every time you replace a cylinder.
- USE APPROPRIATE 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.
- STAY ATTENTIVE – Stay close and never leave your grill unattended. Make sure your grill is on a level surface that is clear of outdoor future, overhead trees, and any other potential hazards at all times.
- SHUT IT DOWN – When not in use, grill burner controls should be turned off and the cylinder valve closed. Your propane cylinder can remain attached to the grill when not in use; however, if you have extra cylinders, it’s important to store them safely and properly. Never keep a small cylinder inside; it should always be kept outside, never in an enclosed area.