Dos and Don'ts of BBQing

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by zach
BBQ Safely


  • Remember to turn the gas valve on first.
  • Keep gas hoses away from hot surfaces and hot grease.
  • Keep loose clothing away from the barbecue.
  • When you have finished grilling, turn the valve off first to allow the gas in the hose to be burned off, then turn off the burner controls so no gas remains trapped in the hose.
  • Allow your barbecue to cool completely before covering it.


  • Leave the barbecue unattended when in use.
  • Allow grease to build up. Clean the burners and grill regularly to minimize the risk of a grease fire.
  • Put water on a grease fire. It will only cause the flames to flare. Try to safely cover the flames with the lid to smother the flames.
  • Barbecue in an enclosed space, such as a garage. For ventilation and safety, move your barbecue into the open at least 10 feet away from windows and doors.
  • Place your barbecue near wooden fences or walls, or even under a tree with low branches as it can be a fire hazard.

We at Ashton Service Group enjoy a great barbecue as the next person and would like everyone to be safe.

If you are thinking of installing a natural gas bbq and need help with the gas hook up and line give us a call at 604-283-2383.

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