Portable BBQs should be moved into a shed or garage. Do not keep the tank in the shed or garage. Take the tank off the grill and place it outside next to the house.
After the storm, do not use the grill in the house or garage, only follow the manufacturer’s instructions
If you live in an evacuation zone and you are leaving, turn off your tank by turning the service valve clockwise.
A picture of a service valve is shown.
When you return, call the gas company to check the regulator, appliances and piping for water damage.
Always use the grill outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Do not bring propane cylinders indoors or into an enclosed space such as a garage or basement.
Make sure the grill burner controls are turned off. Keep the cylinder valve closed when not in use.
Make sure the gas grill is shut off and cooled off before covering your grill after use.
Always use or store cylinders in an upright, vertical position. Store them outdoors away from sources of ignition.
When you have your cylinder refilled, have your supplier check for dents, damage, rust or leaks.
After filling, take your cylinder home immediately. Keep your vehicle ventilated with the cylinder valve closed and plugged or capped. Do not leave the cylinder in your car.
When your grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings and burner air intakes with small plastic bags, or obtain protective fitting caps from your propane supplier to keep out dirt, insects and moisture.
Before lighting your propane gas grill burner, use a leak-detection solution to check all connections for tightness. Contact your local propane gas supplier to obtain the leak-detection solution and instructions on how to use it.
Never use matches or lighters to check for leaks.Do not smoke while handling the propane cylinder.
Do not allow children to tamper or play with the cylinder or grill.
If there is a significant and uncontrollable release of gas or a fire, call the fire department immediately and move all people and pets away from the unit.
Do not cover the oven bottom with foil – it can restrict air circulation.
Never use gas ranges for space heating.
Keep flammable materials away from burner flames.
Keep pot handles turned inward.
Have your unit serviced if the burner flame is not blue. The blue flame indicates complete combustion. A yellow flame means air inlets are clogged or burners need to be adjusted.
Schedule regular preventive maintenance checks for your appliances.
Never allow children to turn the burner control knobs on your propane gas range.
Keep the range surface clean.
Do not leave food simmering unattended