Many homeowners like to invest in fire pits, specifically in the summer because of all of the outdoor activities you’re able to do in summer when the weather is warm and pleasant. Then, however, winter rolls around, and you start to worry if that investment of yours will be able to last through the season. We’re happy to say that you can make sure your fire pit makes it through winter, but it requires some effort on your end. These are some maintenance tasks you’ll want to perform for your fire pit during winter.
Fire pits can still get plenty of use during winter because they provide heat to make staying in the cold outdoors a lot easier. When you use your pit often enough, you’ll start seeing ashes and other types of debris start to pile up.
Any debris around your pit should be cleaned as soon as you see it. You don’t want any messes to get inside of your interior components.
Use a Proper Coverage Material
If you don’t plan on using your pit during winter, then leaving it out in the open isn’t the best idea. Instead, you should find a cover to protect it from the winter elements. Covers made from vinyl, polyester, and canvas make for great covering options, all of them capable of shielding your pit from exterior and interior damage.
Before you throw the cover on your fire pit, though, make sure your pit is cool in temperature. Otherwise, the cover could burn.
Use Your Fire Pit Right Before Winter
Any item around your home has to get used sooner or later because it won’t work the way you want otherwise. That’s why if you don’t plan on using your fire pit during the winter, you should use it right before the winter season begins. Even if you don’t want to use it at this time, you need to do so because it won’t work when you want to use it unless you do this.
Follow Safety Guidelines for Your Fire Pit
Safety guidelines are always important to enforce. After using your fire pit, turn it off entirely, and wait until your fire has gone out before you leave the area. Also, fires should never be left unsupervised, and there should always be a fire extinguisher in close proximity to the fire pit, just in case an emergency arises.
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