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- Disconnect: While you'll likely want to use the outside water right up until the point freezing weather begins, it's best to preempt the cold weather by disconnecting any hoses, splitters or connections from the spigot.
- Inspect: Check all faucets and fixtures for any leaks and/or drips, and if any are found, repair or replace them before the first freeze.
- Protect: Install hose bib covers on all outdoor faucets and fixtures. Hose bib covers are made of thick foam and are quite effective at keeping most of the cold away from the valve.
- Disconnect your grill from the propane tank or gas line and give it a good top-to-bottom cleaning.
- Coat cooking grates, heat plates, warming rack and burners in cooking oil to repel moisture and prevent rust. Burners also can be placed in a plastic bag to prevent spiders or other insects from nesting in the burner tube itself.
- If the grill uses an electric igniter, remove the battery before storing for winter.
- If the grill is stored outside, reconnect the propane tank and make sure the valve is in off position. If storing inside a garage or shed, which is ideal, leave the propane tank outside, off and in an upright position.
- Cover your grill.
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- Extend the life of your lawnmower by properly winterizing the engine. Adding fuel stabilizer and a few ounces of oil will help the engine start right up without hesitation in the spring.
To get the most mileage out of your patio furniture, Morris Home is one of a select number of furniture retailers to offer Guardian Protection Plans on their patio furniture. Ask any sales person at any one of the several Morris Home locations in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.