If you’re like me, the end of one season means it’s time to store your power equipment for the winter. But if you want to make sure that everything is ready to go when you need it next season, there are a few things you can do now to ensure your equipment works well when you need it most.
Make Sure You Have Enough Storage Space
When it comes to storing power equipment long-term, one of the most important things you can do is make sure you have enough space. Finding a place that’s big enough for your items might be difficult in some cases, but finding the right storage area will help ensure that your items are kept safe and dry.
When deciding on how much space to allocate for your power equipment, consider their size and weight. If they’re rather small (like an electric lawn mower), they won’t take up much room at all—but if they’re large (like a generator), then it may be necessary to purchase a larger storage unit or find another way to make it fit into your garage or under a covered deck area outdoors. In addition to considering their dimensions when deciding where best to store them, keep in mind whether there will be enough circulation around them so no moisture can build up during non-use—or even worse: mold!
Protect from the Elements
- Store in a dry place. The last thing you want to do is leave your power equipment in the rain and snow or in direct sunlight. Even if it’s not raining at the moment, winter storms can bring heavy accumulations of moisture-laden precipitation that will damage your equipment over time. Likewise, high temperatures may cause parts to swell up and break down lubricants on moving parts, which will lead to increased wear and possibly failure of those components later on.
- Keep out of the sun. Even if you’re storing your equipment indoors as recommended, don’t leave it sitting directly under a window where it’ll get blasted by heat from the sun all day long—this could cause premature deterioration of its outer shell as well as internal components like wiring harnesses or electrical motors (which are often located inside).
If you want to make sure your power equipment is ready to go next season, take care of it properly before you store it for the winter.
When you are storing your power equipment, you want to make sure that it is taken care of properly. Storing your equipment inside the garage or shed is not an option. Your equipment needs to be stored in a place where it will not sustain any damage from the weather. Don’t store it outside and don’t keep it in the basement or attic. It’s also important to note that putting your power equipment on a shelf isn’t going to help with keeping them safe over time because shelves have been known to break under heavy weight loads like what a blower would weigh when filled with gas and oil for storage purposes during these colder months before spring arrives again next year so always use caution when caring for your machine!
Storing power equipment properly will help you get a longer life out of your machines and reduce the chance that they’ll need repairs when they come out of storage. When storing your equipment, it’s essential to take care of it so that it can last as long as possible.
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