BBQ Fire Safety Tips
Follow these steps to ensure your BBQ is ready for this summers grilling season.
Read The Manufacturers Manual
The manufacturers manual will have proper operating procedures for your specific unit. To use the unit as it was designed and crafted, refer to the manufacturers operating procedures.
Check For Gas Leaks
Use soapy water and apply it to the hoses, regulator and fittings to inspect for bubbles caused by leaking gas. If you see bubbles, have the unit serviced by an authorized Professional.
Check Propane Tank Seal
After fueling up your propane tank, check the tank for any leaks by spraying on soapy water. Bubbles will indicate a leak.
Inspect For Blockages
Inspect the burners or the metal tubes near the burners for blockages. Clean out any deposits.
Clean Your BBQ
Clean your entire BBQ of grease, buildup or deposits. This will prevent grease fires and will help your BBQ to burn cleanly.
Replace Gas Lines
If your gas lines are old, cracked they should be replaced even if they are not leaking.
A BBQ should be located in a well ventilated outdoor area that is far away from your home any overhead obstructions such as trees, roof overhangs etc. You should also not operate the BBQ close to windows, doors or any of your homes air intake vents. To avoid the BBQ from tipping over, ensure the ground it sits on is even and secure.
Operating Your BBQ
If your BBQ does not light, shut off the gas immediately. Before attempting to re-light the BBQ, wait a while to let the gasses dissipate. For other troubleshooting tips, refer to the manufacturers manual, or contact the manufacturers dealer.