What’s lurking under your lid?

This time of the year we begin receiving news from customers that after
storing their grills they are noticing irregular flames and the grill making
popping sounds. The source of these two issues always brings us back to
spiders. Yes, Spiders. According to Google “it’s not the burgers and dogs that
attract the spiders to your grill—it’s actually the smell of propane and natural gas.
Spiders are attracted to the smell of gas, so it’s common for them to make their way into
the grill burner itself and spin a web that can block the free flow of gas even after the
spider has moved on.”

These webs can clog the burners and affect the proper functioning of the
grill. In some cases, spiders themselves may crawl into the burner tubes or
other parts of the grill, causing potential safety hazards.

If you suspect that a spider has crawled into your grill and may be affecting its
performance, it is important to have the grill inspected and serviced by a
qualified professional. They can clean and repair any damage caused by the
spider and ensure that your grill is safe to use. To locate a Wilmington Grill
dealer who may be able to assist you, click here.

However here are a few DIY suggestions to get rid of spiders in your gas grill.
1. Turn off the gas supply and disconnect the propane tank or natural gas
line from the grill. Safety is important when dealing with gas grills, so
make sure that the grill is cool before you begin cleaning it.
2. Remove the grates, burner covers, and any other removable parts from
the grill. Use a stiff-bristled brush or scraper to clean any spider webs,
debris, and grease from these parts.
3. Use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to remove any
remaining spider webs, debris, or spiders from the inside of the grill.
4. Inspect the burner tubes and gas lines for any signs of spider activity or
blockages. If you see any webs or debris, use a wire brush or pipe
cleaner to clear them out.
5. Reassemble the grill, making sure that all parts are securely in place.
6. Reconnect the propane tank or natural gas line and turn on the gas
7. Test the grill by lighting it and checking that the burners are
functioning properly.

To prevent spiders from building webs in your gas grill, it is recommended to
keep the grill covered when not in use and stored in an insect-free
environment. You can also consider using a spider repellent or insecticide to deter spiders from
returning to your grill. Regular cleanings, even during times of storage, including
removing any spider webs, can also help prevent these issues.

Happy Grill’in