Fire Dept Recommends You Check Your BBQ Before Grilling

Posted: 2018-06-15 08:14:20 By: hbr

With the barbecue season under way across Ontario, the Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers recommend taking a few safety precautions before grilling a meal this season.

 Muskoka Lakes Fire Chief, Richard Hayes says “Before you fire it up, check and clean your propane barbecue following the manufacturer’s instructions.”

  1. use a pipe cleaner or wire to make sure the burner ports are free of rust, dust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
  2. examine the hose leading from the fuel supply to the burners. Replace if cracked or damaged.
  3. find leaks by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap to all fuel and hose connections. If bubbles appear, tighten the connections and/or replace the damaged parts and always re-test.