Barbecue Grill Safety Tips
Here are some safety tips to reduce the risk of fire or explosion
For ALL Grills:
- Keep your grill clean and free of grease buildup that may lead to a fire.
- Don’t wear loose clothing that might catch fire.
- Keep alcoholic beverages away from the grill.
- Never leave the grill unattended
- Keep children away from the grill!
- Have a fire extinguisher, a garden hose, or water close by in case of fire.
- Check grill hoses for cracking, brittlemess, holes and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.
- Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.
- Always keep propane gas containers upright.
- Never store a spare gas container under or near the grill or indoors.
- Never store or use flammable liquids, like gasoline, near the grill.
- Never keep a filled container in a hot car or car trunk. Heat will cause the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow gas to escape.
- Make sure your spark ignitor is consistently generating a spark to create a flame and burn the propane gas. If the flame is not visable, the heavier than air propane gas may be escaping and could explode.
- Never bring the propane tank into the house.
- ALWAYS shut of the propane fuel at the grill and at the bottle after you have finished barbecuing.
- Never burn charcoal inside of homes, vehicles, tents, or campers.
- Charcoal should never be used indoors, even if ventilation is provided.
- Since charcoal produces Carbon Monoxide fumes until the charcoal is completely extinguished, do not store the grill indoors with freshly used coals.
- Remove ashes when they are completely cooled and no warm embers remain.
If you have any questions, please contact our duty crew at 603-436-9441.