At Hodges Trial Lawyers, we try to not only keep you up to date on legal issues, but to keep you safe throughout the year. So here’s a list of safety tips for you from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and your family to follow while using your gas grill during this summer.
- Check the tubes that lead into the burner for any blockage from insects, spiders and/or food grease. Use a pipe cleaner or wire to clear blockage and push it through to the main part of the burner.
- Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in your hose.
- Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease. If you can’t do this, install a heat shield.
- Replace scratched or nicked connectors, which can eventually leak gas.
- Check for gas leaks. If you smell gas or when you reconnect the grill to the LP gas container. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don’t attempt to light the grill until the leak is fixed.
- Keep lighted cigarettes, matches, or open flames away from a leaking grill.
- Never use a grill indoors
- Do not attempt to repair a tank valve or appliance yourself.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany the grill.