Summer is here!

Summer is here!

Coloradans sure know how to make the most of Colorado’s often short-lived summer season.  When the warmer weather finally arrives, nothing is better than the smell of tasty food being grilled on your own barbecue grill, while being surrounded by your family and friends.

While summer grilling is a must-do, it also comes with a higher risk for accidents.  Did you know that 7 out of 10 adults in the U.S. utilize a grill or a smoker during the peak summer months?  That is a lot of mouth-watering meals!  Unfortunately, this also means an increased risk of house fires.  According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), between 2014-2018, fire departments across the U.S. were dispatched to a yearly average of 8900 home fires that involved barbecue grills.  Whether you are your own home grill master or grill memorable menu items at your own commercial business, San Isabel Services Propane wants to make sure that you, your family, and your friends are safe.  By following a few safety grilling tips, your barbecue meal will be what is remembered, not a barbecue blaze.  Have a safe summer and keep on grilling!

Safe Grilling Tips

Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions

Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make our grill manufacturer’s instructions your go-to resource for safe grilling.

Position the Grill in a Safe Location

Keep your grill outdoors and at least five feet from the house on a level surface that is clear of outdoor furniture, overhead trees, or other potential fire hazards.

Check for Leaks

Use a soapy water solution to check connections for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak.  Follow this procedure every time you replace a cylinder.

Follow Proper Lighting Procedures

Follow the manufacturer’s lighting instructions, and will all grill models, keep the lid open and don’t lean over the grill when lighting it.

Follow Proper Relighting Procedures

If your flame goes out, turn off the gas and refer to your owner’s manual. At a minimum, with all grill models, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.

Be Present

Stay close and never leave your grill unattended.