There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food, but a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Grills can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.
Keep you and your family safe this spring and summer! Happy Grilling!
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