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Propane Grilling Safety Tips You Should Know

propane grill safetyMemorial Day weekend is just around the corner! The holiday weekend is also the unofficial start to grilling season, which is why May is National Barbecue Month. Are you ready to fire up the grill? Just because you can’t have people over for a cookout because of the COVID-19 outbreak doesn’t mean you can’t grill for yourself and your loved ones at home.

Before you get to grilling, there are a couple of things you need to do.

First, carefully inspect your grill and give it a thorough cleaning. Second, see how much propane is in your BBQ grill’s propane cylinder. If you need a full tank, or want a backup one, come to our facility at 1026 Turnpike Street in Canton. We have a 24-hour propane cylinder kiosk and can refill propane cylinders during regular business hours.

Now is also the time to brush up on propane safety so you have peace of mind knowing how to operate your propane grill safely, too.

Put safety first when grilling

We have put together a list of things to do, as well as NOT do, so you and your guests 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.
  • When grilling, make sure a working fire extinguisher is handy
  • The grill needs to be on a flat, level surface to reduce the chance of it tipping.
  • The grill also must have at least five feet clearance from the house, outdoor furniture, trees, bushes, and anything else. And keep kids and pets away, too.
  • 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.
  • NEVER use your propane BBQ grill indoors or in an enclosed or covered area like a garage or carport. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, a potentially deadly odorless and colorless gas, can build up.

Frank Lamparelli carries a wide range of tank sizes to suit the needs of your Massachusetts home or business—from smaller tanks that provide fuel for multiple appliances to tanks with the capacity to heat a large home or a commercial complex. Call us today to see how we can help you!