Top 5 Grilling Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Top 5 Grilling Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

As the end of summer approaches, many of us are preparing to enjoy a Labor Day cookout at home to enjoy these last warm evenings. With the days getting a little shorter, and cooler weather coming, it’s a great time to soak up the end of the season. 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 lighted.

·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 cylinder.

·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.Make sure your grill is on a level surface that is clear of outdoor future, overhead trees, and any other potential hazards at all times.

·Shut it Down - When not in use, grill burner controls should be turned off and the cylinder valve closed.Your propane cylinder can remain attached to the grill when not in use; however, if you have extra cylinders, it’s important to store them safely and properly. Never keep a small cylinder inside; it should always be kept outside, never in an enclosed area.

For more on guidelines regarding handling a propane cylinder for your gas grill and the proper sequence for starting your gas grill go to:

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Blossman Gas, Inc. has been providing comfort to families throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic for more than 65 years. Serving customers in 16 states from over 70 branches, the family-and employee-owned company delivers propane and efficient propane appliances to their 170,000+ customers. Showrooms provide demonstrations and expertise on most national manufacturers of ranges, cooktops, water heaters, outdoor living products, generators, gas grills and gas logs. Leading the industry in technician training, Blossman is a full-service company that provides everything from propane delivery to appliance sales, installation and service. For more information, call 1.888.Blossman or visit

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