It's Grilling Season!
When the weather is this nice, who doesn't love grilling? Many people spend countless days, if not every day, on their grill. With all the action going on, it is easy to forget about some of the important tasks regarding grill maintenance.
Here are seven things to do to help extend the life of your grill so you can enjoy it for many grilling seasons to come!
1. Clean the Grates: Make sure the gas is off. Remove the burners and then brush out the grill's interior and burner ports with a wire brush designed for grills. When you start up the grill, let it burn for 5 to 10 minutes before using.
2. Inspect the Hose: Check for a tight seal, leaks and cracks in the propane tank or natural gas supply line.
3. Check the Igniter: If there's no click and no spark when you press the ignitor, you may need to replace the battery. If the battery good or if the igniter is not battery operated, clean the ends of the igniter with soft sandpaper to prevent rust and buildup.
4. Lubricate the Hinges: Just like old joints, hinges need a bit of oiling to keep them in good working order. Spray any moving parts with a good lubricant such as Teflon spray or WD-40.
5. Tighten the Wheels: To prevent tipping, make sure all the axles on the wheels are tight and are in good working order.
6. Replace and Damaged or Rusted Parts: Swap out any rusted or worn-out parts.
7. Keep it Covered: Don't forget to cover your grill after every use to protect it.
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