There’s nothing like standing on your patio, grilling a few burgers, and enjoying the warm summer air. However, if you have a propane grill, what was originally a peaceful, summer evening could turn into a disaster if you don’t take certain precautions. At Northwest Propane, we recommend following several basic safety guidelines every time you get out your grill to cook.
To ensure that you don’t end up with a dangerous situation on your hands as you grill this summer:
- Follow the instructions. Before you clean, assemble, or store your grill, make sure that you always refer back to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Keep your grill in a safe place. If kept in the wrong place, your propane grill could become a fire hazard. When you are looking or a place to position the grill, make sure that the spot is at least five feet away from your house and clear from overhead trees, patio furniture, and other potentially flammable items.
- Light it right. When you’re lighting your grill, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Always make sure that the lid is open and that you don’t lean over the grates during this process.
- Use proper relighting procedures. If your flame goes out, turn off your grill and refer back to your manufacturer’s instructions for guidance. For most grills, you should keep the lid open and wait about 15 minutes before starting the relighting process.
Additionally, never leave your grill unattended. While you’re cooking, don’t stray more than a few feet away from your grill and pay close attention to your food’s progress.
Get Answers to Your Questions
If you have questions about proper propane safety this summer, we would be more than happy to provide you with the information you’ve been looking for. You can contact us at Northwest Propane today by calling 800-274-6121.
During good weather one of the easiest ways to enjoy a good home-cooked meal is to use a barbeque grill. There are so many delicious recipes to try and almost all food items can be cooked using a grill. Northwest Propane is a professional company that makes propane gas grilling in Dallas convenient. We are happy to offer residential propane services that will meet your needs. Whether you are a barbeque professional or novice, here are some benefits of propane grilling and tips for a successful barbeque.
Benefits of Propane Grilling
You might be surprised to learn that there are many benefits of propane grilling. First, propane grilling outdoors allows you to keep your home cooler and more comfortable during the hot summer months by not having to turn on your stove. Another benefit of propane grilling is that it typically costs less than charcoal grilling.
Tips for Propane Grilling
Now that you know a few benefits of propane grilling, there are a few things you need to be aware of in order to make your grilling season safe and successful. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
- Always use your propane gas grill in a well-ventilated area outside. You should not use your propane grill inside a garage or other enclosed area such as a balcony.
- Always ensure the grill controls are turned off and the cylinder valve is closed when it is not being used.
- When storing your propane tank, be sure to store it outdoors away from any source of ignition (matches, lighter, etc.)
- Before using your grill, be sure to check for leaks using a special detection solution. Do not use a lighter or matches to check for leaks.
If you have any additional questions about properly using and maintaining your propane tank, contact your Northwest Propane, your Dallas propane gas company, at 800-274-6121.
Gas grilling is one of the mainstays of summer cooking. There is nothing quite like the taste of a freshly seared steak, ear of corn, or burger hot off the grill. As your local Dallas propane gas company, we at Northwest Propane Gas Company, strive to help homeowners to have an enjoyable grilling experience by offering these safety tips for outdoor gas grilling.
- Check the grill hoses for signs of wear or damage.
- Check burner tubes for insects, spiders and grease. Clean them if there’s any debris.
- Check for gas leaks. Do not light the grill if you hear or smell a propane leak.
- Do not grill in the garage, breezeway or any other enclosed or covered area. Grill at least ten feet away from any structure.
- Keep kids and pets away from the grill. To dogs, the smell of the meat might be enticing enough to tempt them to grab it and get burned or catch fire.
- Do not leave the grill unattended.
- Keep long hair away from the grill. The smell of burning hair is unpleasant and you may become injured.
- Keep long sleeves away from the grill’s flames.
- Double check that the gas is shut off before storing the grill.
- Allow the grill to cool off before putting it away or covering it.
- Do not store the grill or any extra propane tanks near gasoline or anything that is flammable.
- Store propane tanks in an upright position. Do not transport a full tank of propane in a hot enclosed space like a car trunk. The tank could explode as the gas expands from the heat.
Using propane gas is an energy efficient, affordable and fun way to prepare summer meals. At Northwest Propane Gas Company, our team is proud to serve the community’s need for residential propane for grills and other needs. For more information on the safe use of propane for your summertime grilling, give us a call today at 800-274-6121.
Nothing beats the smells and tastes of a summertime barbeque. As one of the simple and classic joys of summer, many people take pride in proclaiming themselves the grillmaster of the day and cooking up a feast of foods for friends, family, coworkers and customers to enjoy. However, before lighting up that propane grill, there are several safety tips to keep in mind before preparing your propane tank for grilling. Our experts at Northwest Propane Gas Company offer this advice to ensure your next cookout is a safe one.
Before grilling, check the propane cylinder for leaks. Do not try to modify a propane cylinder or repair a leak yourself. Instead, contact our professionals at Northwest Propane Gas Company for assistance if you detect a leak or problem with a propane cylinder. Once you have installed the cylinder and attached it to the grill, keep the top of the grill open until you are sure the flame is lit. Never add lighter fluid or any accelerant to a propane grill. Keep spare propane tanks away from the tank that is in use. Do not smoke while attaching your propane cylinder to the grill. Keep children away from the propane tank and lit grill.
Do not smoke or place flammable materials such as fireworks, paper or plastic near the grill. Keep long hair and long sleeves away from the flames. If the propane cylinder runs out while you are grilling, shut the grill down to safely remove the empty tank. If you smell propane gas at any point, shut off the grill and cylinder if you can and then contact Northwest Propane Gas Company or 911.
Shut off all burners and the cylinder when you are finished grilling. Allow the grill to cool off before covering and storing it. Store any extra propane tanks in an upright position.
When you need a propane tank refill or propane exchange in Dallas and the surrounding area, our team at Northwest Propane Gas Company has all of the products and services you need. We have built a strong reputation as the leading propane gas company in Dallas. Whether you need residential safety tips and propane tank preparation for your backyard barbeque or for a commercial event, our team at Northwest Propane Gas Company looks forward to assisting you. Call us today at 800-274-6121 to schedule your propane service.
In Texas, the summer season brings it with the chance to spend as much time outdoors with friends and family as possible. The possibilities for entertaining are endless, whether it hosting an outdoor barbeque for the Fourth of July or simply spending an evening outdoors with family. When grilling outdoors, however, it is important to remember crucial safety tips to ensure a fun experience for all. With Northwest Propane on your side, safety will be the top priority.
Whenever you are grilling outdoors, there are several things to keep in mind to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. First and foremost, it is critical to make sure your propane tank is kept outdoors with fresh, open air surrounding it. Never keep your propane tank indoors or in a closed or confined space, and always make sure it is in an upright position. Be sure that your propane tank is not positioned too closely to the exterior of your home, and keep it away from any bushes or shrubbery that may be located on your landscape. A quick spot check of the tank itself is crucial before you begin grilling, as you should never use a tank with any physical abnormalities or deficiencies. If you notice any abnormalities in your propane tank, do not attempt to make any alterations yourself, as this can prove extremely dangerous. Our residential propane experts can ensure that your propane tank is operating effectively, so it can serve you all summer long.
When it comes to your propane, it is also important to remember that you should never keep your propane tank in an enclosed space, or anywhere it will be exposed to extremely high temperatures. Also, remember never to smoke or use lighters near your propane tank, as this proves a very dangerous fire hazard. Whenever you are in need of propane service, rely on the experts at our Dallas propane company Northwest Propane. For more information, give us a call at 800-274-6121 or contact us online today.
Technically, grilling season starts with Memorial Day weekend, but temperatures here in Dallas have already been mild enough for cooking outdoors. Before you light up your grill for the summer, you need to make sure that you have enough fuel to get you through all the summertime backyard barbecues until Labor Day or beyond. At Northwest Propane Gas Company, we provide new residential propane tanks and propane tank exchange in Dallas for those who use that as their source of fuel for the grill.
Before checking your propane tank, prepare your grill for cooking. Clean out the inside of the grill and check the gas jets for clogs. Soak the grill grates in soapy water and scrub any built-up food residue off. If the grates are made of cast iron, coat the in vegetable oil on both sides and bake in the oven at 400 degrees F for an hour to season the grates, which makes them non-stick. Replace the grill grates, and check the propane tank.
There are several ways to check if your propane tank for your grill needs to be replaced. Tap the side of the tank. If it sounds hollow, take it to a propane gas tank exchange. Another method is to weigh the tank, and if it feels light in weight, it is time for a replacement. To determine exactly how much propane is left in the tank, pour heated water over the outside of the tank and look for where the exterior of the tank begins to sweat. This is level the propane is filled to in the tank.
Grilling safety starts with a clean grill and tight connections with the gas line and propane tank. If you have a low propane tank on your gas grill, we can exchange it for a new tank that is completely filled with 20 pounds, compared to other companies’ 15 to 17 pound exchange tanks. Call us at Northwest Propane Gas Company at 800-274-6121.
The big game is this weekend and there is sure to be gatherings across the nation to enjoy the game and have fun. But what is fun and the big game without grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, or steaks on the propane grill? Gathering on the porch in the warmer North Texas climate to grill your favorite food before kick-off should be done with safe grilling tips from your Dallas propane dealer, Northwest Propane.
The Propane Education & Research Counsel suggests a few tips for making outdoor meal preparation as easy as 1-2-3. Modeling safe grilling tips for your children and friends during your big game party will help make the meal and gathering a success.
These simple grilling safety tips can help make your outdoor meal preparation a success:
- Help choose the recipe.
- Help pick the ingredients while grocery shopping.
- Suggest appetizers and side dishes to accompany the grilled meal.
- Measure the ingredients used in the recipe.
- Create or stir marinades.
- Create or mix rubs.
- Get the ingredients from the pantry or the refrigerator.
- Wash the ingredients.
- Help carry the ingredients to the grill.
- Assemble the grilling accessories that will be used while grilling.
- Set the table.
- Hold the plate while grilled items are taken off the grill.
- Make sure parents follow safe grilling practices.
- Brush the marinade on grilled items.
- Help assemble the food (put toppings on burgers, for instance).
- Put garnishes on finished grilled food.
- Make sure parents turn off the burners when finished grilling.
- Clear the table.
- Clean the food preparation area.
Your Dallas TX propane experts want to remind you, safety first, when using propane grills and products. For more information on propane and propane dealers in the Dallas TX area, call 972-247-6121 or visit Northwest Propane online.
When it comes to the propane gas you need for your residential or commercial property, it is extremely important to count on a company you can trust. Propane is too important and serves too many purposes in your home and business to leave it in the hands of just anyone. With the Dallas TX propane experts at Northwest Propane on your side, you will know that your propane is in the best hands possible.
Our propane professionals at Northwest Propane are committed to quality service and customer care. We will meet all your propane needs, ensuring your satisfaction and exceeding your expectations. Whether for your home or commercial property, we will deliver your propane gas on time, when you need it. Our Auto Fill/Never Out Program allows you to rest easy when it comes to refueling your propane system, as we will monitor your levels for you and refill your tank when it is necessary.
With propane gas, you can save money off your monthly utility bills. Propane is extremely energy-efficient, allowing your system to operate effectively and use less energy, increasing the lifespan of your system. With lower maintenance costs as well as rebates available, propane is truly the cost-effective solution for all your energy needs. For additional information regarding propane delivery for your home or business, give us a call at 972-247-6121 or contact us online today.
Whether firing up the grill or warming up a shower, propane can serve a variety of purposes in your home. As an essential source of energy for your home, it is important that you make sure you never run low, leaving you and your family left in the cold – literally. But continually checking and monitoring your propane levels can be a tedious process, one that no one has time for in today’s increasingly busy schedules. Luckily, our Dallas TX propane experts at Northwest Propane offer the Auto Fill/Never Out program, meaning you will never have to worry about running low on this household necessity.
The Auto Fill/Never Out program from Northwest Propane allows you to leave the worry about refueling to us. With our year-round refueling service, you will never have to worry about running low on propane when you need it most. Your tank will be automatically filled whenever you are running low, allowing you to go about your daily routine without worry. Your propane will be constantly monitored and in the best hands possible with our propane professionals, saving you from thinking about it.
At Northwest Propane, our goal is to meet your propane needs, ensure your satisfaction, and exceed your expectations. For additional information, or to sign up for our Auto Fill/Never Out program, give us a call at (972) 247-6121 or contact us online.
You might not be aware of the amount of pollution emitting from your lawn mower. The EPA states that a typical gas-powered motor can emit the same pollution caused by 40 vehicles – almost 10% of all pollution in the U.S.! The need to “go green” is evident in all areas of our lives. Northwest Propane Gas Company can help you make the switch to a greener alternative fuel for your mower.
Northwest Propane is the leading Dallas propane company when it comes to fuel conversion. We are the exclusive EnviroGuard EPA approved aftermarket mower conversion center for Dallas TX. We can help with your switch to propane for cleaner and more cost efficient equipment.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments Clean Air Act places limits on small engines, having a direct impact on lawn service in Dallas – municipal and commercial. Are you prepared? Switching your mowers to propane will reduce toxic emissions by 80% and reduce particulate emissions by 60%. You will also see significant savings by using propane vs. gas or diesel.
Northwest Propane offers propane conversion for many vehicles and propane conversion kits to help add alternative fuel capabilities for smaller engines and appliances. Visit Northwest Propane’s website to get a quote, order fuel, or find a Dallas propane dealer near you.