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 furniture, and the best lighting, shading, or Accessories. Now, you want to showcase your new space by hosting a barbecue on your 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 grill you want if your patio is entirely outdoors. 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. A charcoal grill should not be used in enclosed spaces as it can stain walls and increase your chances of starting fires. To prevent fumes igniting, keep the area around the gas or pellet grill covered or enclosed.

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. Make sure to check out our Grilling Recipes For Summer Blog for recipes for your patio barbecue

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 mat Before you begin grilling. This will prevent your patio from getting splattered with hot grease or sparks. 

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

Always have a fire extinguisher with you It is important to know how to use it. A fire extinguisher works best, but a bucket of sand can also work. 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…


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