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Prepping Your Outdoor Gadgets for the Season

Check out these helpful tips to prepare for an awesome summer!

Getting ready for summer means preparing not just yourself, but also your outdoor gadgets for the upcoming season. Whether you're gearing up for barbecues, maintaining your lawn, or relaxing in your hot tub, a little bit of prepping can go a long way in ensuring that your outdoor equipment performs optimally.


Begin by inspecting the mower blades for any signs of damage or dullness, sharpening or replacing them as needed. Clean the air filter and replace it if necessary. A clean air filter promotes better engine performance.

Like any machine, it’s also important to change the oil and check the spark plug. Refer to your lawnmower's manual for specific instructions. Finally, fill the gas tank with fresh fuel to ensure you are ready for the season.


Clean off any dirt or debris from the tines and inspect them for any wear or damage.

Using the manufacturer's guide to ensure safety and proper care, check the oil, fill the tires, and lubricate all the moving parts. With these tasks completed, you can be sure of optimal performance.


Start by giving your grill a thorough cleaning. Remove any leftover ashes or grease from previous uses. Check the gas lines for leaks by applying a soapy water solution to the connections. Bubbles indicate a leak, in which case, you should have it repaired before use.

It’s also important to inspect the burners and igniter for any clogs or damage. Clean or replace them as necessary. If you have a charcoal grill, make sure to stock up on fresh charcoal and thoroughly clean the cooking grates.


Clean the smoker thoroughly, removing any ash, grease, or residue. Check the seals and gaskets for any signs of wear and tear. If needed, replace broken pieces to maintain optimal temperature control.

Once the system has been cleaned and serviced, test the smoker to ensure it is heating properly and maintaining the desired temperature.

Hot Tub

Clean the tub and filter thoroughly, and check the water pH, alkalinity and sanitizer; balancing them accordingly. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for specific cleaning instructions.

Inspect the hot tub cover for any damage or wear. Replace if necessary to maintain insulation and energy efficiency. Finally, test the jets, pumps, and heating system before jumping in for some summer evening relaxation.

Patio Furniture

Clean the furniture by removing any dirt, dust, or debris. Use mild soap and water or a suitable cleaner for the material. Inspect the furniture for any signs of damage, such as loose screws or broken parts, making repairs as necessary.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your outdoor gadgets are in excellent shape and ready for all your summer plans. Regular maintenance and proper care will not only prolong their lifespan but also enhance your outdoor experience. So, get prepping and make the most of the sunny season ahead!

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