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Safety / Barbecue
Many Canadians love to barbecue all year-round, especially when the weather starts to get warm. Propane is a clean energy source and is one of the most popular ways to heat the grill. It is portable, efficient, and emits half the carbon dioxide emissions of a charcoal barbecue.
It is important to regularly maintain your barbecue and ensure it is in good working order. Follow these important barbecue safety tips for proper operation of your barbecue and safe grilling.
At the start of the barbecue season or when you change the propane cylinder, complete this three-step safety check:
1. Clean: Use a pipe cleaner or wire to ensure burner ports are free of rust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
2. Check: Examine the hose leading from the tank to the burners. Replace if cracked or damaged.
3. Test: Find leaks by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap to propane cylinder connections and hoses. If bubbles appear, tighten the connection and/or replace the damaged parts and retest. Never use matches or lighters to check for leaks. If you have concerns about a leak, contact a qualified service technician.
Turn the valve off first when finished, then turn off the burner controls, so no propane is left in the connecting hose.
Allow the barbecue to cool completely before closing the lid or covering.
Barbecues are approved for outdoor use only. They emit carbon monoxide (CO), a colourless, odourless gas that is dangerous in enclosed spaces, and can lead to unconsciousness and even death. Never barbecue in a garage, tent or other enclosed space. Always use and store your barbecue and propane cylinders outdoors, upright, in a stable, well-ventilated area.
There are a few things to consider to keep your family and your home as safe as possible, whether you are experiencing an icy storm, a devastating flood, a rare tornado or a fierce wildfire. The key is to be prepared.