Dos and Don’ts for Your BBQ Patio


BBQ Patio

You’ve spent a lot of time putting together the perfect patio. You have found the perfect patio. patio furnitureThe best lighting, shading, or both. Accessories. Now you want your space to be seen with a barbecue on the patio. A barbecue on your patio is a great way to have a good time with your friends and family. But be sure to follow these dos and don’ts to ensure a safe and good time for you and all your guests.

Do Use Your Patio BBQ

Grilling on the porch or patio is one great thing about summer! Host a BBQ on your patio and grill to your heart’s delight. You can use any type grill you wish if your patio is completely outside. If your patio is covered or enclosed, you’ll either want to roll your grill outside or make sure you’re using a gas or pellet grill. You should not use a charcoal grill inside an enclosed space as it can stain walls and increase the chance of starting a fire. To prevent fumes from igniting, make sure the area around the gas or pellet grill is well ventilated.

But Don’t Grill Too Close to Your House

No matter what grill you use, it must be kept away from any structures such as your house, shed, or garage. It’s best to keep it at least 10 feet of distance to help ensure safety.

Do Grill Delicious Food

Grilled food is a summer favourite. The grill allows the “grill master” to enjoy the weather and the versatility to cook just about anything. Please read our Summer Grilling Recipes For more ideas on how to grill outside, visit our blog.

Don’t Cook Too Much Food at Once

Whether you’re entertaining or having a patio BBQ with just your family, you want to make sure you don’t overload the grill. While it’s easier and faster to put a lot of food on your grill, too much fat can drip on the flames and cause a flare up. It’s best to cook in batches, especially if you’re cooking meat with a lot of fat.

Protect your patio or deck!

Make sure you put it down A splatter-proof, non-porous mat Before you begin grilling. This will protect your patio against sparks and burning grease. 

Don’t Forget to Have a Fire Extinguisher Handy for Your Patio BBQ

Always keep a fire extinguisher handy It is important to know how to use it. A fire extinguisher will work best, but you can also use a bucket with sand. Never use water on a grease-fire and call 911 immediately if you need immediate help.


The ultimate “do” for your patio BBQ is to have fun and be safe. Following these tips will help keep you and your guests out of harm’s way so they can enjoy themselves and the delicious…


Further Reading