Grilling Safety Tips

When you have propane, the grilling season never ends. So please remember to follow these safety tips all season long.

  • Always follow grill manufacturer’s instructions and keep written materials accessible.

  • When lighting a grill, keep the top open.

  • Always use or store cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position.

  • When the cylinder is refilled, have the supplier check for dents, damage, rust, or leaks.

  • Before connecting the cylinder to a propane gas grill burner for the first time, use a leak-detection solution (a 50/50 mixture of water and liquid soap) to check connections for tightness. Do not use matches or lighters to check for leaks.

  • After filling or exchanging a cylinder, take it home immediately. Keep the vehicle ventilated and the valve closed and capped.

  • Do not allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.

  • Do not smoke while handling a propane cylinder.

  • Do not use, store, or transport cylinders near high temperatures (this includes storing spare cylinders near the grill).

  • When a grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep clean.

Free Cylinder Disposal

If you have unwanted 20 pound propane cylinders contact the local JS West propane office nearest you to safely dispose of your propane cylinders. There is no fee for this service.