Time To Think About Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen
15 Sep Time To Think About Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen
Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen
Unfortunately, its that time of year again: There is a chill in the air, the days seem to be getting shorter, the leaves are falling, and winter is just a few short weeks away. Looking outside at your swimming pool and outdoor kitchen brings you back memories of the wonderfully long, hot, summer days by the pool and in your outdoor living space. Now that winter is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about putting your outdoor space to bed for the colder days to come. This post from Houselogic gives you the proper way to winterize your outdoor kitchen to ensure that when next summer comes, you will be ready to start up and go without significant damage to your outdoor kitchen.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
Getting ready for winter? Hoses disconnected and gutters cleaned?
If you have an outdoor kitchen, you’ll want to make sure all appliances, equipment, and surfaces are prepped and ready for winter, too. These essential steps will help you avoid costly repairs and fix-ups next outdoor season:
Shut off water to your outdoor kitchen — an indoor shutoff valve is ideal because it won’t freeze.
Drain all water lines; residual water might freeze, expand, and crack the pipes. At risk: outdoor sinks, ice makers, refrigerators, and kegerators. Leave drain valves open.
Switch off power to all electrically powered units — either unplug them or turn off the circuit breaker that controls the unit.
Give your cabinets, outdoor refrigerator, and grill a thorough cleaning, inside and out, to remove any crumbs and spills. Finish things off by wiping exteriors down with a good stainless steel polish.
Refrigerators and ice makers