Kick off the Summer with These Safe Grilling Tips from Liberty Gas

Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the unofficial start of the grilling season with some great weather, and now we are all primed and ready to have an awesome summer! And as we do, Liberty Gas Service is here for all your propane needs whether it be topping off your tank at our filling station in Westhampton Beach, or adding a great propane-fueled accessory to your yard – and boy are there many to choose from!

Here’s just a small sampling. Contact us today to learn more!

  • Fire Pits
  • Patio Heaters
  • Pool/Spa Heaters
  • BBQs
  • Pizza Ovens and more!

Of course, as our loyal Liberty Gas customers know, we always preach “safety first” when it comes to barbecuing. With that in mind, this month, we are sharing tips from the Propane Education and Research Council for safe grilling.

You can ensure your grill is in tip-top shape for every one of your backyard barbecues this summer by following this safety checklist:

FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS

Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your 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 with all grill models, keep the lid open and don’t lean over the grill when lighting it.

FOLLOW PROPER RE-LIGHTING 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.