The Dos and Don’ts of Grilling with Propane

If you are grilling with propane, there are a few steps to follow to ensure you and your family stay safe. In addition to equipment rentals, A-1 Rental Center fills propane tanks, so you’ll always be ready when backyard barbecuing calls. As you get ready to grill, keep these dos and don’ts in mind.

Do Check for Propane Leaks Before Each Use

Propane leaks can occur in your grill lines, so be sure to check them before each use. In some cases, you will know that there is a propane leak immediately, because you will notice the smell. In other instances, a leak can be present without an obvious odor. Experts recommend that you check for leaks by applying some soap and water to the gas line. If you see bubbles, there is a gas leak. Don’t use the grill if this happens. Instead, turn off the tank and the grill. If the leak persists, call the fire department.

Don’t Smoke While Grilling

Not only is smoking while you’re grilling generally unappealing to your guests, it is also extremely dangerous. You should also avoid smoking when you are handling the propane tank itself. Cigarettes, cigars, matches, and lighters all pose a danger when you’re working around propane, so keep them far away from your tank and grill.

Do Use Your Grill in a Well Ventilated Area

Never use a propane grill in an enclosed space, where smoke and gas could build up. This includes your garage, which does not offer enough ventilation, even when the doors are up. Use the grill outdoors on a flat, stable surface, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and usage.

Don’t run out of propane when you’re ready to cook dinner. Let A-1 Rental Center help you keep your propane tank full in Redwood City. We also offer a long list of equipment rentals, including tractors, dollies, and augers. Learn more by calling (650) 369-2992.

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