Apartment complex owners and condominium managers continue to invest in infrastructure to make their living spaces competitive. Amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, and patio barbecues have evolved from a value-added perk to a standard expectation. Without these and other attractive benefits, property owners and managers struggle to garner premium lease rates.
Although liquid propane and natural gas grills serve necessary quality of life enhancements, these and other amenities tend to create different levels of safety risk. In an effort to keep community members safe and reduce fuel waste, property managers may want to consider advanced safety measures such as a PGS ESTOP-09 emergency gas shutoff for grills.
Gas Grill Safety Measures for Property Managers
Providing the patio barbecues that apartment and condo residents desire comes with heightened responsibility. Common sense is not necessarily all that common, and that’s why property managers need to spell out safe use rules. Consider publishing policies on your website and physically place laminated protocols near natural gas or liquid propane grills on the grounds. The list may include the following.
- Keep portable propane gas grills at least 10 feet away from structures.
- A fire extinguisher must be kept within a couple of steps of patio grills.
- Keep the grill lid closed while using matchless ignition.
- Use 60-minute shutoff timers when firing up the grill.
- Do not leave a grill unattended.
- Keep children at least six feet away from propane grills.
- Never assume propane or natural gas grills are cool to the touch.
These and other safety measures help keep everyday people out of harm’s way. They also have a positive impact on the cost of insurance coverage that gets passed along to residents. But in terms of critical measures, an emergency gas shutoff for grills can prove the most valuable fail-safe measure possible.
How Do Emergency Gas Shutoff for Grills Work?
It’s no secret that PGS Grills remain industry-leading barbecues used in residential, commercial, and community living environments. This line of stainless steel and durable cast aluminum propane and natural gas grills have an eye on innovation and safety. Accessories such as PGS lift assist, infrared rotisseries, and a wide range of others make PGS Grills the preferred choice.
Features such as 60-minute shutoff timers and matchless ignition deliver secure protections against unnecessary injury. The ESTOP-09 is the latest safety advancement, and it can make a significant difference in terms of avoiding unnecessary injuries and eliminating fuel waste. It provides three strategic functions that include the following.
- The ESTOP-09 is an emergency gas shutoff for grills that allows users to instantly turn off the natural gas or liquid propane when the critical need arises. Users simply press the stop gas button, and any fuel-driven incident is effectively neutralized.
- The safety device comes with a dial “timer” the user winds to start grilling. It will shut itself off automatically if the grill is accidentally left running. This function builds on the way 60-minute shutoff timers help reduce wasteful fuel use.
- Property managers can set the ESTOP-09 to only allow natural gas or propane to flow to the grill during designated hours of operation. This aspect offers property managers the oversight they require to establish safety policies. It also prevents unauthorized use of outdoor gas grills outside of desired operating hours.
It’s important to keep in mind that an emergency gas shutoff for grills ties directly into existing fuel lines and must be installed by a licensed professional. The modest investment into a PGS ESTOP-09 and installation ranks among the most essential safety measures for a professional property management organization.
The emergency gas shutoff provides a safety enhancement should a critical incident arise. It also reduces wasteful use of fuel, minimizes the risk of burn injuries, protects against structural fires, provides gas grill oversight, and can reduce insurance costs. Barbecue grills are now considered a standard amenity that requires due diligence.
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