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3 Tips On Moving Your Outdoor Grill When Moving Home

Author: Chrissy Peters

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Americans love to grill. Outdoor grill sales have soared in recent years, and Americans are spending more time grilling at home. For many of them, their grill is a treasured piece of cooking equipment and the center of many backyard barbeques and get-togethers. With many consumers spending upwards of $3,000 on their much-loved grilling equipment, they want to ensure that they take the best care of it – including when they need to move it to the the place they now call home. Taking the time to make sure your grill is properly packed and transported to your new property is worthwhile to ensure you avoid any injuries or malfunctions and get to enjoy those outdoor family barbeques again as soon as possible.

Start With Cleaning Your Grill

The last thing you want is to get charcoal or dirt from your grill in your new home. Spending a few minutes cleaning your grill helps to avoid this. To do this, start with heating your grill for a few minutes and, using a wire grill brush and water, scrub the racks. Other hacks for getting your grill clean include using household vinegar or beer. Look out for any loose brush bristles left behind on your grill, as they pose a common safety hazard. Don’t forget to wear heat protectant gloves while the grill is hot to protect yourself from the barbeque surface. You may also want to wear an apron to protect your clothing from the dirt, oil, and heat of the grill surface.

Remove Your Grill’s Propane Tank

If you have a gas grill, then you will need to detach your grill’s propane tank before moving it. You will want to be extremely careful when doing this. Most gas grill manuals will have instructions on detaching your propane tank, including how to handle the propane’s cylinder tank valve and pressure regulator.
Since the propane tank is considered hazardous, you will have to transport it in your car. Home movers do not move hazardous manterials including aerosols, propane tanks, and explosives. When doing this, be mindful to place it out of sunlight, and leave it in a secured, upright position. If you do decide to dispose of your propane tank, find hazardous waste specialists in your area, like your local fire department, to help you with the process.

Make A Disassembly List Or Diagram

One of the most common problems people encounter when moving their cooking equipment is the reassembly process. Most stores offer to assemble outdoor grills for consumers. However, when it comes to packing it up for a house move, this leaves you woefully unknowledgeable. If you don’t have visual instructions or your grill assembly handbook, it helps to make a list of all the parts of your grill and their groupings so you don’t misplace them. Another way to help is to head online to your grill’s retailer website and download the PDF instructions for your model.
Don’t forget to get the right packing supplies to secure your grill during transport and the packing process. You will need bubble wrap, tape to secure the lid, and towels/blankets for larger grills. You will also need some grill gloves for cleaning the grill grate. Follow these simple tips, and you can be setting up your grill for a barbeque in your new backyard in no time.

Chrissy Peters - Guest Blogger

About the Author:

Chrissy Peters is a freelance writer and editor, having previously worked in the home care industry for a decade.

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