Time to Do Safety Checks for The Outdoor Grill

outdoor grillAt least once every year, check the Venturi tube for blockage by insects, spiders, or food drippings. Clear any blockage, either with a pipe cleaner or with a wire. Push any blockages through the tube to the main part of the burner.
Check the grill’s hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes, and leaks. Make sure there aren’t sharp bends in the hose or tubing. Make sure hoses are as far away from the hot surface as possible. Make sure to keep hoses away from areas where grease could drip on them. If you can’t move hoses, have a heat shield installed.
Check for LP gas leaks whenever you reconnect the grill to the LP gas container or if you smell gas. To check for leaks, open the LP gas supply valve fully, and apply a soapy solution (one part water, one part liquid detergent) with a brush at connection points. If bubbles appear, there is a leak. Turn off the LP gas and tighten the connection. If this does not stop the leak, close the container valve, and take the grill to your LP gas dealer or a qualified appliance repair person.
If a leak is detected, don’t attempt to light the grill until the leak has been repaired. If you are using the grill, turn off the LP gas