A great way to celebrate Labor Day is by firing up the grill and enjoying a nice backyard BBQ with friends and family.
According to a report by the National Hotdog and Sausage Council, 818 million hot dogs are eaten every second between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
With all of this grilling, it's important to keep safety in mind.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2012 to 2016, over sixteen thousand people went to the emergency rooms with injuries involving a grill.
It's important to check the connections between the propane and grill.
You can inspect the hose as well by performing a simple test.
Take a soapy water solution and spray it on the hose.
After turning on the propane, look for any bubbles forming.
If you see any, you'll need to replace the hose before you start grilling.
Make sure to keep your grill away from your house to avoid any house fires and consistently cleaning the grill to avoid grease and fat buildup.
For charcoal grills, it’s important to remember to only use charcoal starter fluid to get the flames going.
Don’t use any other flammables after the fire has started.
After you’ve finished grilling, make sure the coals are completely cool before you dispose of them in a metal container.
With Labor Day marking the end of the 'grilling season', you'll want to make sure it's nice and clean for next summer.
Before doing anything, make sure to turn off and disconnect your grill from the propane tank.
After this, soak or spray the grates with warm, soapy water.
Scrub and scrape them until they are clean.
Following this, take your grill brush and clean any residue from inside of the grill.
Before placing your grill in storage for the winter, wipe the exterior with a wipe or cloth.