Propane safety tips for Summer
Summer is here and most of us have already made plans. Arrival of summer means schools and universities are out, parks & beaches are packed and everyone is up for some fun in the sun. Awesome weather and long days means rounding up family and friends, firing up the grill and arranging a big feast! Using a grill is easy but you still have to be very careful when it comes to handling propane. We have listed a few simple tips to keep in mind for a safe and enjoyable vacation.
According to researchers, most fire incidents happen due to improper usage of grills.
– Keep a Check
When summer begins, make sure to get your grill checked. There are chances that a grill needs repair or replacement. Have a professional check your grill for any required repairs. A faulty wire or cracked hose is a major reason of mishaps.
– Keep the Objects Away
Once the party starts, chances are that you will be distracted with all the fun and activity around. In that case, we would suggest that you keep all flammable objects away from the grills as they can easily catch fire. Also, make sure to place the grill in an open area where there are no chances of a mishap. Keep your grill at least ten feet away from obstructions including trees, outdoor furniture and your house. Fire extinguishers are a must have when it comes to grilling.
– Light the grill Carefully
Light up the grill with utmost care! Ignite the burner only after opening the lid in order to avoid buildup of gas. Take proper precaution while lighting the burner. Use long-handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns. Also, don’t forget to turn off both the burner and the cylinder valve when you finish cooking. Clean your grill regularly; allowing grease and fat to build up on your grill adds more fuel for a fire.
– Supply of Propane
When you’re using a propane tank for grilling, check all the points to make sure it’s not leaking from anywhere. Avoid rough handling of the cylinder.
Use the above mentioned tips to spend a safe, happy and food filled summer with your family and friends.
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