Propane Grilling Safety Tips For The Summer Season
Stay Safe When You Fire Up The Grill
It’s fitting that May is National BBQ Month. After all, Memorial Day weekend, which is right around the corner, is the unofficial start of grilling season for many of us here in the Hudson Valley.
Now is an especially good time to get out your propane grill and make sure it’s ready for summer use with a good cleaning and prep. And it’s also a good time to make sure you have a full propane cylinder. If you need a fill-up, Depew Energy does BBQ grill propane cylinder refills during regular business hours at our offices located at 5182 Route 9W in Newburgh. An associate will meet you outside the office to handle the contact-free refill!
This is also a good time to brush up on propane safety, so you can enjoy grilling without worry. If you have any questions about propane grilling safety, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Be safe when grilling
Here are some things you need to know about and do to keep safe while you’re using your propane BBQ grill:
- Clean your propane grill, not just the grates, regularly. One in five grill fires is caused by leftover grease.
- Have a working fire extinguisher nearby, just in case.
- Place the grill is on a flat, level surface to reduce the chance of it tipping.
- Also, place the grill so that it is at least five feet from the house, outdoor furniture, trees, bushes, and anything else.
- NEVER leave a lit grill unattended.
- Don’t use your grill if the starter is broken. Look into buying a grill with an automatic starter.
- Keep children and pets at least five feet away from the grill.
- Food with lots of fat can cause flare-ups. Use long-handled utensils for grilling and keep grilling gloves or mitts on hand.
- NEVER use your propane grill indoors or in an enclosed or covered area like a garage or carport. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, a potentially lethal odorless and colorless gas, can build up.
Come to Depew Energy for safe refills of your propane BBQ grill cylinder for the summer months ahead!