Daughtridge Gas & Oil is a premier provider of petroleum and propane products. We are based in Rocky Mount, NC, and we proudly serve Eastern NC and Southeastern VA, where we offer quality propane products at an affordable price.
For gas grills and the propane tanks to go with him, be sure to come to see us at Daughtridge Gas & Oil– your premier propane supplier.
The Importance of Grilling Safety
While grilling can be both fun and delicious, it’s important to practice grilling safety to avoid any injuries or accidents. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 10,000 grill-related accidents happen each year. Let’s reduce that number by practicing grilling safety!
Location is Key
Before you ever turn on your grill, it’s important to put it in the right location:
- Place it at least 10 feet away from any structures like your home or a shed
- Place it on a level surface
- Don’t put it under any overhanging structures or limbs and trees
- Never use your grill indoors, including in your garage
Often grilling accidents happen because of the location of the grill. You can easily help to prevent this by considering where you put your grill.
Keep it Clean
Grilling accidents can also happen because of a dirty grill. That means that a clean grill isn’t just unsanitary, it’s also unsafe. Food debris and grease can get stuck on your grill and lead to fires. That’s why it’s important to clean your grill after each use. In addition, you should also clean your grill before you use it for the first time in a while; for example, if you’re using it in the spring after it’s been put away all winter.
In addition to cleaning your grill regularly, you should also use a grill cover to help protect it from the elements like rain, wind, and sunshine. If possible, place your grill in an area where it isn’t constantly exposed to direct sunlight.
Propane Tank Safety
Grilling accidents can also occur because of a damaged or faulty propane tank. That’s why it’s important to regularly inspect your propane tank for signs of age or damage, such as rust, dents, punctures, or holes. If you notice anything wrong with your propane tank, you should replace it. In addition, keep an eye out for problems with your gas line, such as a leak, or any wear and tear.
Don’t store your propane tank in direct sunlight, and don’t store it indoors. Propane tanks are made to withstand the outdoors, and it’s unsafe to store it indoors, even in your garage.If you’re transporting a propane tank, place it upright in an area where it won’t roll around or get damaged.
Other Key Safety Tips
Here are some other key safety tips to make your grilling experience as safe as possible:
- Don’t wear loose clothing when using your grill.
- Open your grill cover/lid before you turn on your gas.
- Don’t leave your grill unattended when in use.
- Closely monitor small children and pets when the grill is in use.
- Keep a fire extinguisher close by when using your grill.
There’s nothing better than a burger, hot dog, or anything really, cooked on your propane grill. Just be sure to grill safely! For all of your propane and grilling needs year round come to see us at Daughtridge Energy in Rocky Mount, NC.