Spring has officially sprung!
In the coming weeks, if you haven’t already, we here in Tennessee and southern Kentucky may finally feel like its time to put the heavier coats and sweaters back in the closets. And on top of that, we’re looking forward to the warmer weather that lets us get outside and enjoy our back yards, whether it’s an evening dinner outside, a family cookout, or a get-together with friends.
You know what makes all of those better? Propane!
Propane can run everything from your BBQ grill to deck and patio heaters to fire pits to pool and spa heaters to insect traps… and more!
Whether you’re shopping for a new appliance, or dusting off your existing equipment for the new season, we have some tips to help you get your propane outdoor living appliances ready for all the fun you’re going to have this year.
Do a safety inspection first. Carefully look at the hose from your propane cylinder to the grill, looking for holes or tears. If you see any, replace it before using your grill. Also, clean any grease or gunk off the hose.
If your propane cylinder itself is not in good condition, shows signs of damage or extreme wear, replace it.
Make sure air vents are clear with no obstructions. Check the burners, as spiders often will make a home there in cooler weather if you leave your unit outside.
Empty and thoroughly clean the grease trap.
Dry-scrub the grill interior to remove as much stuck-on gunk as possible, then wash with warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly with paper towels. Carefully clean the exterior with warm, soapy water. Take out the grates and give them a good scrubbing with warm, soapy water and the grill brush. Dry thoroughly with paper towels, then give them a light coating of vegetable oil and, when you’re done cleaning the grill, replace the grates, turn the grill on, and let them season with the lid closed for about 15 minutes.
First, carefully inspect your heaters for any signs of wear. Make sure all bolts are secure. If your heater is stainless steel, use a cleaner for stainless steel. If your heater is powder-coated, warm, soapy water does the trick. Inspect the hose from your propane cylinder, looking for holes or tears, and make sure the valve has a good connection with the propane cylinder. Replace the propane cylinder if it’s in poor condition.
Clean the glass and remove any debris. Gently clean the open flame burner tip with fine dental floss or a wire brush to remove debris and soot.
As you’re getting ready for summer’s fun with your propane outdoor living equipment, make your indoors safe and comfortable by installing a Generac propane whole-house backup generator.
Contact Advanced Propane for the latest in propane appliances for your home. We’re here to help!