Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a Light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill. If the flame goes out, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 15 minutes before re-lighting it. FACTS: July is the peak month for Grill fires – roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns.