Top 5 Grilling Safety Tips for Memorial Day
The unofficial start to the summer season is upon us, Memorial Day weekend. Many will celebrate by
dusting off the grills, hosing off the picnic tables and declaring that cookout season has begun. Blossman
Gas has five safety tips to prepare your grill for the holiday weekend.
Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions – Whether it’s assembly, maintenance, or cleaning,
keep your grill manufacturer’s instructions close-by for any questions involving your grill. Keep
the top open when starting a propane grill, and don’t close it until you are sure the grill has
Check for Leaks - Before connecting the cylinder to a propane gas grill burner for the first time,
use a leak-detection solution (a 50/50 mixture of water and liquid soap) to check connections
for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak. Follow this procedure every time you replace a
Use Appropriate 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.
Stay Attentive - Stay close and never leave your grill unattended.
Shut it Down - When not in use, grill burner controls should be turned off and the cylinder valve
For more on guidelines regarding handling a propane cylinder for your gas grill and the proper sequence
for starting your gas grill go to: https://www.blossmangas.com/top-10-grilling-safety-tips/.
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