Have you recently added an outdoor kitchen to your home? Now that winter has arrived in Utah, its time to hurry up with some outdoor maintenance to prevent your Traeger and other necessary kitchen appliances and tools from being ruined. Of course an awning is one of the best things to consider adding to your home as it will provide protection for your outdoor kitchen against the harsh winter weather. Here are some other tips to follow when you are winterizing your outdoor kitchen:
- Winterize Plumbing
- You need to take the time to winterize the plumbing system of your kitchen to prevent serious problems. The cold air will freeze pipes, which can leave you with a massive problem if they freeze and burst. Evacuate all water from faucets and supply lines to avoid dealing with freezing pipes.
- Caring for a Traeger or Outdoor Grill
- Purchase a winter cover for your Traeger or outdoor grill. We do provide accessories for winterizing your grill. Before you cover your grill or smoker, plan on spending some time de-greasing it and polishing it to keep the steel looking new. If you do not plan on using your grill any time throughout the winter, disconnect the gas line for safety.
- Caring for the Kitchen
- When you are dealing with cold weather, you need to be concerned about the way in which the water and cold air will damage certain things. For example, allowing moisture to be trapped under a cover can damage a grill by rusting it out versus having a grill covered without moisture trapped under. You need to be careful if you have a refrigerator outside as there is a good chance it can freeze. Using sealers and finishers can be beneficial when it comes to protecting outdoor kitchens. Contact our Ogden location for more information about winterizing your outdoor appliances.
Contact Kool Breeze today for more information on how to care for your Traeger and grills in the winter. If you are considering adding an awning or outdoor room to your home, come by our showroom to see some examples and gain some ideas on what will work best for you.