Get Your Garage Fall Ready
Posted on 09-24-2020
Fall has finally arrived, so it's time to get your garage ready to handle the colder months in store. Here are some helpful tips to get you started and your family better prepared. After all, fall has fallen in September which is National Preparedness Month.
Service & Store Summer Equipment
Make sure your lawn mower is ready for spring before storing it for winter by getting the blades sharpened, oil changed and empty fuel. If there's any repairs that need to be done, don't put it off. Make Clean off saws, shears and pruners to remove sap and check sharpness of blades.
Ready Winter Equipment
The snow might not be falling, yet, but this is the best time to get your equipment in working shape. Have snow blowers serviced and ready for that arctic blast! Have back up parts on hand that need replaced the most.
It's always a good idea to do regular tests on your generator during times when the weather tends to be unpredictable. You want to make sure your generator is in good working condition and not be left in the cold.
Use Up Space
Get things organized and cleaned up around your garage. Utilize wall space for hanging bikes, shovels and other cleaning supplies. Slatwall panels are easy to install and makes hanging things up easier by using specialty hooks. Bring winter supplies and equipment to the forefront for easy access in emergencies. Make sure fire extinguishers are up to date.
Did You Know?
Today the United States is the second largest producer of hydropower - Canada being the largest. There are 75,185 dams in the U.S. but less than 3 percent are used for hydroelectric generation. Between 8 and 12 percent of U.S. electrical generation is produced by hydropower and only about one-fifth of the electricity produced around the world.