Prepping your RV, BBQ, Boat for Summer


No one likes grilled mouse… at least no one we know. Nevertheless, spiders, insects and mice love nesting in covered areas, and they can cause plenty of problems with your grill, like uneven/inadequate heat, a yellow flame accompanied by the smell of gas, and popping noises from the burners. If you notice any of these, turn the grill off immediately and check for spiders and other pests.

Clogged tubes can cause a fire beneath the grill. After a period of non-use, make sure to inspect all burner tubes and valves before grilling again. It’s a good idea to clean these tubes once a month when spiders are more active in your area.

Here’s how: Unscrew all the hoses, and swipe the openings with a pipe cleaner. Clean away any web or nesting material. Compressed air is great for this.

You probably need no reminder, but make sure to clean up any rodent droppings before your next cookout. If you do happen to find these in your grill, be sure to spray and wipe it thoroughly with disinfectant before even thinking about cooking food in it.