Grills are a wonderful way to take advantage of beautiful spring and summer days, sharing delicious food with friends and family. If you live somewhere with cold weather, it will eventually be necessary to store your gas grill for the winter. Although it is possible to store your grill outdoors during the cold season, storing it indoors will ensure your grill is protected from rust and other detrimental factors. Storing your grill in a storage unit is one of the best solutions for making sure your grill remains in excellent condition for years to come.
At Fairfax City Self Storage, we understand the importance of storing your possessions safely, and we are proud to provide a safe and secure environment for your grills and other belongings. Let’s review some tips for how to store grills that will keep them working like new year after year.
How to Store a Gas Grill for Winter
When you plan on storing your grill over the winter months, the most important step is winterizing it. This process involves thoroughly cleaning your grill, protecting it from pests, and ensuring the propane tank is stored separately outdoors.
First, make sure that you disconnect the propane tank and store it outside in a safe place. Propane tanks cannot be kept inside as they are a major fire hazard. Tape a plastic bag over the grill’s gas line opening to prevent insects there.
Then, clean your grill in all areas. Deep clean your grill grates and empty the grease cup. If your grill has an electric starter, remove the ignition battery. Make sure to check your grill for pests, including under grates and drip pans, around the control knobs, and near the coupling nut.
Continue preparing your grill by shutting off the gas, unfastening the burner, and removing the gas tubes from the gas lines. Coat the metal parts of your grill in cooking oil to prevent rust, then place the burner unit in a plastic bag to keep insects and spiders out.
Once your grill is clean and dry, ensure it is properly covered and store it inside in a cool, dry place. We recommend using our temperature-controlled storage units at Fairfax City Self Storage to ensure your grill stays in the ideal conditions for longevity. Learn more about our units or contact us to speak with a member of our talented team.
How to Store Grill Tools
Wondering how to store grilling tools? There is a wide range of storage options available to you. No matter which storage solution you choose, the most important thing to remember is that your grilling tools should be cleaned and kept indoors after each use. Grilling tools should be kept together when not in use.
Grilling tools can be stored using a magnetic tool holder, a cart, a storage case, the pockets of a barbecue apron, a bar with baskets, a grill caddy, a cabinet, or a variety of other storage options. There are many low-cost or DIY storage options you can pursue to store your grilling tools easily and accessibly.
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Fairfax City Self Storage is an esteemed storage company with vast experience providing low-cost, high-quality storage solutions. We are a locally owned and operated storage facility with a deep understanding of how to keep your valued possessions safe and secure. If you’re looking for an affordable, exceptional storage solution, we encourage you to contact us and learn more about what we have to offer.