SAFE GRILLING WITH PROPANE
SAFE GRILLING TIPS FROM THE U.S. PROPANE EDUCATION & RESOURCES COUNCIL
Tips for Safe Grilling with Propane
EVERYONE LOVES GRILLING. And with people everywhere firing up their propane grills, now is the best time to remind everyone about safe grilling with propane.
FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your grill manufacturer’s instructions 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 change out your propane exchange tank.
FOLLOW PROPER LIGHTING PROCEDURES.
Safe grilling with propane also means following the manufacturer’s lighting instructions. 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 propane and refer to your grill owner’s manual. At a minimum, with all grill models, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.
Stay close and never leave your grill unattended.
The National Fire Protection Association said it best:
Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.
To keep you and your loved ones (including your pets) safe when you are grilling, always follow published safe grilling gtips and guidelines. If you have any questions about propane safety, please feel free to contact Mighty Flame Propane Exchange.