Tips for Grilling Safely this Summer

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks.  Make sure there are no sharp bends in your hose.
  3. 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.
  4. Replace scratched or nicked connectors, which can eventually leak gas.
  5. 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.
  6. Keep lighted cigarettes, matches, or open flames away from a leaking grill.
  7. Never use a grill indoors
  8. Do not attempt to repair a tank valve or appliance yourself.
  9. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany the grill.