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Propane Grill Safety Tips For Your 2017 Summer

Posted: June 9, 2017

Summer is almost here – which means it’s prime time for cooking on your propane grill!

Just remember to do it safely: each year, grill accidents cause injuries that could easily be avoided with a precaution and preparation.

Here are 10 reminders for how to use your propane grill safely this summer:

  1. Clean your propane grill after every use to avoid flare-ups. Grease from previous cooking sessions causes about 20 percent of grill fires – more than any other factor.
  2. Keep your grill at least five feet from the house, on a level surface that is clear of potential fire hazards. Never leave your grill unattended!
  3. Before you fire up your grill, check hoses for kinks, cracks or damage.
  4. Have a fire extinguisher somewhere near your grill and make sure everyone knows where it is.
  5. NEVER use your grill indoors! Not only is it a fire hazard, but propane combustion releases carbon monoxide – an odorless and potentially deadly gas that can build up in your home.
  6. Use long-handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns.
  7. Keep your propane grill cover open until you’re sure the grill is lit.
  8. When you finish cooking, turn off both the burner control and the cylinder valve.
  9. Always store propane cylinders outdoors in their vertical position.
  10. When transporting your tank, put it in a secure, well-ventilated location in your vehicle. Place it upright with the valve off, and take it directly to the refilling location. Do not leave the tank unaccompanied in the vehicle!

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