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Author: Katie Forbes

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When it comes to hosting a cookout, safety should always be the top priority. One of the essential steps in ensuring a safe outdoor cooking experience is properly preparing your propane grill. From routine maintenance to safety checks, taking the time to get your grill in top condition will not only protect you and your guests but also enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor gathering. Here are some crucial steps to make your propane grill safe and ready for your first cookout of the year.

  1. Clean Thoroughly: Before firing up your propane grill, it’s essential to give it a thorough cleaning. Remove any built-up grease, food residue, and debris from the grates, burners, and drip trays. Use a grill brush and warm soapy water to scrub away stubborn grime. Cleaning your grill not only improves food flavor but also prevents flar
  2. e-ups and reduces the risk of grease fires.
  3. Check for Leaks: Gas leaks are a serious safety hazard when using propane grills. Perform a leak check to ensure there are no gas leaks. Start by inspecting the hose and connections for any signs of wear, cracks, or damage. You can use a solution of dish soap and water to check for leaks – apply it to the hose and connections, then turn on the gas. If you see bubbles forming, there’s a leak, and you should tighten the connections or replace the hose immediately.
  4. Inspect the Gas Tank: Inspecting your propane tank is crucial for safety. Check the tank for any dents, rust, or corrosion, as these can compromise its integrity. Ensure the tank valve is in good condition and not damaged. It’s also essential to check the expiration date of the tank – propane tanks have a limited lifespan and should be replaced when expired. Always store propane tanks outdoors in a well-ventilated area, away from heat sources and direct sunlight.
  5. Test Ignition System: The ignition system of your propane grill should be in proper working condition to ensure safe and effortless lighting. Test the ignition button or system to make sure it sparks reliably. If the ignition system is faulty or inconsistent, consider replacing it to avoid the need for manual lighting methods, which can be hazardous.
  6. Position Grill Safely: Where you place your propane grill is just as important as its condition. Position the grill on a level surface, away from flammable materials such as overhanging branches, dry grass, or wooden structures. Maintain a safe distance from your home or any other structures to prevent fire hazards. Additionally, ensure proper ventilation around the grill to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide.

Preparing your propane grill for a cookout is not just about making delicious food; it’s also about ensuring the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and your property. By following these essential steps – cleaning thoroughly, checking for leaks, inspecting the gas tank, testing the ignition system, positioning the grill safely, and having safety equipment on hand – you can enjoy worry-free outdoor cooking experiences. If you are looking for a tank refill, our Tevis Home Store can provide you with tank inspection, requalification and a fill bottle of propane. Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in making your cookouts safe, enjoyable, and memorable for all the right reasons. So fire up that grill, and let the good times begin!


Meet Denise

Facility & Inventory Specialist


Denise has been working for Tevis Propane for 2 years and is responsible for our Hampstead facility and inventory. Her meticulous attention to detail is seen through our grill exchange rack operation and inventory parts control. With Denise around everything runs smoother!

It’s a family affair, her boyfriend Barry and son Seth work for the Tevis Family of Companies.

She has been a volunteer firefighter with the Upperco VFC for 4 years.

She has two dogs, Venus and Duke at home!

Words her co-workers used to describe her: efficient, organized, knowledgeable, kind

The feel good fuel is propane. Millions of homes use propane to power generators, cook and heat their home. The National Propane Gas Association calls propane a green solution “for the environmentally conscious consumer.” Here are some facts about how propane is clean and environmentally friendly.

Clean Burning

Propane is clean burning, and unlike other fuels, it is not considered a greenhouse gas. Propane is actually on the list of approved clean fuel by the U.S. government. It emits far fewer damaging emissions than any other readily available carbon-based engine fuel.

Non Toxic

Propane is non-toxic and will not create an environmental hazard if released as a liquid or vapor into water or soil. It is not damaging to fresh or salt-water ecosystems. Propane is not air pollution because the vapor will not negatively affect the air. It is also not toxic if accidentally inhaled by animals or people.

Tevis Propane commits to maintaining the highest levels of safety for the well-being of our employees, customers and communities. By utilizing a fuel that is safe for the environment, we know that we are serving our customers to the best of our ability.

For more information on propane and the environment visit Propane101 or call contact us today.

While fall is about football and falling leaves, it also means winter is just around the corner. As the weather changes, it’s the perfect time to make sure you are ready for the winter season. Here are some things to do before the first real cold snap.

  • Check your propane levels

The first thing you need to do is to make sure you have enough propane to get through the fall and winter. If your tank is getting low, now is the time to order propane. Don’t wait until the weather turns bitterly cold!

  • Check your heating system

You probably haven’t turned on your heat since last winter, and who knows what shape you system is in today. The fall is a great time to have your heating system checked by a professional to ensure it’s clean and working properly.

  • Let us know if you have a new appliance

Have you been working hard on your home this year? If you have added an new or additional propane appliance, please let us know. This ensures that your deliveries remain accurate!

  • Review propane safety

It is important to make sure everyone in your household knows what propane smells like and has a plan in case of a leak. Additional propane safety information can be found here.

Have questions or need to order propane? Contact us today!