Summertime means constant grass cutting so you can enjoy family time on the lawn. But when winter rolls around, it’s time to store that lawn mower to make sure it stays pristine. Noah’s Ark Self Storage is here for you with some tips for storing your lawn equipment this season!
Preparing Your Lawn Equipment For Winter
Even if you won’t be using your mower all winter, it’s important to keep it in good condition. After all, the lawn mower won’t get any cleaner sitting in storage!
First up, it’s important to clean the mower. You’ll need to remove the spark plug and tip the mower over. It’s important to make sure that you don’t drain the oil into the air filter. Once you’ve drained the engine oil, you can clean out any dirt and grass clippings.
When it comes to the great debate on whether you should drain the fuel from your mower, we have an answer. Although fuel will destabilize after a month, there’s a reason to leave fuel in your mower. If you drain the fuel from the tank, the carburetor will oxidize the tiny droplets of gas and it can turn into a gummy mess. We recommend keeping the fuel and fuel stabilizer in your mower’s tank because a drained tank will put undue stress on the carburetor.
You should also complete any repairs and sharpen the blades on your mower. Finally, you’ll need to change the filters and oil of the machine. Now, you’re ready to cover up the mower with a tarp and store it for the winter.
Lawn Equipment Storage
If you don’t have a garage or shed at your disposal, self storage is perfect to keep your lawn mower safe in colder months. No matter what, you should keep the machine stored in an enclosed building, and it helps to be climate-controlled. Before you tuck away your machine for the winter, it’s important to store it properly.
- Never store your lawn mower next to a heat source.
- Do not stow the mower vertically. The only exception is if it was built for vertical storage.
- If you tip the mower on its side to store, it’s important to detach the spark plug wire from the plug. You should also point the plug upwards to keep the oil away from the air filter, and you should drain the gas in this case.
With these lawn storage ideas, you’ll be happy to find your pristine mower again in the spring! Following these tips will keep your equipment safe all winter long, so make sure you have the perfect storage space for it all.
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