Grilling Safety Tips

Fire Up the Grill . . . Safely!

With summer in full swing, we’d like to share some grilling tips to ensure you and your family enjoy the summer grilling season safely.

Before grilling:

Start with a clean grill.

Check gas hoses for holes, cracks, brittleness, and leaks, and make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.

Make sure the gas grill is turned off or disconnected before cleaning.

Use a small flexible BBQ brush to remove debris. Also, use a thin wire brush to gently clean the holes or ports of each burner.

Always follow manufacturer's instructions for proper lighting, safety, and maintenance. 

Have your grill thoroughly checked once a year to keep it running safely and efficiently.

Lighting the grill:

If a burner fails to light or if the flames go out, turn off the grill. Wait a couple of minutes for any gas to dissipate before trying to relight the grill.

A natural gas burner flame should be blue with a small yellow tip. If the flames are any other color, have your grill checked by a qualified technician.

While grilling:

Make sure to keep combustible materials such as paper products, linens and clothing away from burners.

After grilling:

Make sure the burners are turned off, as well as the valve on the natural gas supply.

Keep the hood closed to prevent water from getting into the grill. You may want to consider using a plastic cover for added protection.