Memorial Day is behind us and another big grilling day is getting near, the 4th of July. Because of the current health crisis, we may have not as much joy celebrating this cherished day of American Independence—but we can certainly try! The American spirit will never perish.
Hint: if you plan to invite a small gathering of a few friends or neighbors over for your backyard barbecue, remember to practice social distancing. Science is proving that it is making a big difference!
Review safety tips, then get cooking
So if you’re savoring the idea of firing up your backyard propane grill and loading it up with hot dogs, hamburgers and other mouth-watering items, please start by reviewing these precautions before you have your grill going full tilt.
It is worth noting that the peak month for grill fires occurs in July, and roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns that could have been avoided.
So here are 10 tips to help you enjoy a safe and fun outdoor grilling experience on Independence Day– and for the rest of the summer:
- Clean your propane grill after each use to avoid flare-ups when cooking. Leftover grease causes about 20 percent of grill fires— more than any other factor.
- Keep your grill outdoors, positioned at least five feet from the house. It should be on a level surface that is clear of outdoor furniture, overhead branches, or other potential fire hazards.
- Before cooking, always check hoses for kinks, cracks or damage.
- Keep a fire extinguisher near your propane grill; make sure everyone in the household knows where it is and how to use it.
- Stay close to the grill when cooking and keep it in sight at all times.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area.
- Keep your propane grill cover open until you’re sure the grill is lit—even if you have electric ignition.
- When finished cooking, turn off the burner controls and close the cylinder valve.
- Always store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright, vertical position.
- When transporting your tank, put it in a secure, well-ventilated place in your vehicle. Place it upright with the valve off, and take it directly to the refilling location. Do not leave a tank in a vehicle for long periods of time during warm weather!
Contactless home propane cylinder delivery in Southern New Jersey
We want you to make the most out of your stay at home, and assure you will not run out of gas right in the middle of your cookout. This is why, for a limited time, we are now offering contactless $25 BBQ cylinder exchanges DELIVERED to your front door!
Here’s how it works
- Call 833-628-1632 place your order
- Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card, or with cash (at the time of delivery)
- Leave your empty tank outside with your cash payment (if applicable)
- We will deliver the full tank and take the empty one!
If you live anywhere from Cape May to East Brunswick—including Vineland, Cherry Hill, Princeton, Toms River, Long Branch, Brown Mills and Lakewood—you’ve seen our trucks on the roads. Why not contact us today and see what a difference we can make in your propane home or business?