barbeque safety tips from Klein Property Management

As the weather warms up and summer approaches, we wanted to share an important reminder that vinyl siding does not stand up well to heat. If you have vinyl siding on your house, do not BBQ next to it!

Always remember to have a minimum of ten feet (10 feet) of clearance from any flammable or combustible surface.

Important Barbeque Safety Tips from Klein Property Management:

Propane is heavier than air. Leaking propane will seek a low point. Store propane cylinders away from the house and all door and window openings. Never store propane inside a structure or in direct sunlight. A leaking cylinder should be moved to an open space area.

If a propane cylinder is involved in fire call 911 immediately and evacuate the area. Flame impingement on the vapor space of the tank may result in an explosion.

If you smell propane immediately shut off the valve on the cylinder and recheck connections before using. A soapy water solution sprayed onto the connections is an effective way to check for leaks.

Never use a barbecue grill while it is up against the house or deck. A fire on the grill can rapidly communicate to the house. This is extremely important with vinyl sided homes. Vinyl siding melts and burns rapidly. Vinyl sided houses can catch fire even if the grill is not against the house. A minimum of 10′ from a deck or house is recommended. We want everyone to have a safe and happy summer.

Klein Property Management LLC.  Please call us at our office to discuss barbeque safety or any other topic on a blog found on our website at 732 446-0611.

If you ever have any question about this or anything pertaining to your condominium association, please don’t hesitate in contacting us at [email protected] or calling us at 732 446-0611.