How To Store Your Firepit Properly During Winter
We know its still summer but days progress quickly as if its passing right before our eyes. Sooner or later cooler temperatures will be coming on and for some people, a temporary end to backyard living. Thus, we should prepare about winter maintenance of your fire features and how to make sure your firepit is ready for winter. You must remember that if you ignore the value and the beauty of your fire pit and allow it to be soaked in the snow and harsh weather, you will not be able to enjoy it the next spring season.
Follow on below for some quick basic prep tips to ensure proper maintenance of fire feature before winter comes.
- Turn off your gas line supply with a service valve or key valve. This will reduce the moisture that may get trap in the line.
- For fire features that uses an electronic ignition, turn off the circuit via the install wall switch or circuit breaker.
- Clean out any debris from the pan or burner assembly to ensure the pan weep holes are clear of debris.
- It is also a good time to clean any media that may have signs of soot, ashes or carbon build-up. Simply wash them with a warm soapy water, let dry, and reapply media in the pan. Clean the Thermocouple and pilot assembly with a soft brush.
- Now is also the critical time for your canvas cover. If you do not have a cover, it is important to consider covering the unit. Those that do have a hardcover may want to consider covering the unit, the cover and the enclosure with a vinyl cover to ensure no snow or moisture can sit on the unit for an extended period of time
- For those in mild winter temperatures, turn the fire feature on as often as possible.
These winter maintenance of your fire features tips ensure your firepit will keep in good operating condition through the harsh winter months. Always make sure to invest some time and effort to be able to maximise your fire pits for years to come.
- Ruthie Sescon