Winter Sports Equipment Storage

Winter Sports Equipment Storage

March 28,2019
Winter Sports Equipment Storage

The snow is melting, and the sun is growing stronger…spring is at hand. The time has come to think about putting away the winter toys for the season. Skis, boots and snowboards that hang out in the front hall closet over winter need to find a place of their own as they slumber away the warmer months. The family snowmobile will look quite out of place parked beside the backdoor as the family pool is opened. Now is the time to think of storing your beloved winter equipment for the coming seasons and we here at Green Storage can help you store your winter toys securely.

Winter fun can take a toll on your seasonal equipment. You need to inspect them carefully for any wear and tear and damage that may have occurred. The proper way to prepare skis for the dormancy of summer would be sharpen all edges, wax them and then strap them together for storage. They should be stored flat on their side to ensure that they do not warp during the humid months and do not store them in a ski bag. Your ski boots should be cleaned inside and out with a mild detergent and left to dry completely. They should then be stored in a clean, dry boot bag for the summer. Snowboards should be cleaned, waxed and edges sharpened. They can be stored in any position if they are cushioned against hard edges.

Now on to one of your most cherished, and expensive, winter toys…your snowmobile! This vehicle warrants some attention to detail when storing to ensure years of continued winter pleasure. Some of the tips for storing your snowmobile properly follow.

* The snowmobile should be cleaned thoroughly.

* A good coat of wax will help keep dust and grime from marring the surface.

* Any missing or worn screws and bolts should be replaced now.

* Drain the tank of all the fuel and run at idle to clear all the lines and carburetor of any standing fuel. Once the machine is completely empty a good fuel stabilizer is added.

* Removing the drive belt will ensure that it doesn’t stretch during storage.

* Lubricate the drive chain and drive clutch with light grease.

* Remove the battery for summer storage.

* Plugging all openings will deter any rodents from setting up housekeeping.

* You may want to apply a vinyl protectant to the seat to prevent cracking or peeling.

* Cover your snowmobile with a breathable tarp.

The key to the longevity for your winter toys is the proper storage. This is a perfect time to investigate off-site storage to help keep your winter equipment and snowmobile in great working order. Green Storage has 20+ different sized units, to facilitate your every need. Our friendly and qualified staff will work with you to provide expert advice. Our facilities are climate-controlled and have 24/7 recorded video surveillance as well as a full site security system. Our facilities are equipped with sprinkler systems and each aisle is equipped with adequate fire extinguishers. Make an informed choice for your winter toys storage needs. Call us at Green Storage at 1 (844)-50-GREEN or visit one of our Ontario self-storage locations today! We are your dependable full-service, self-storage provider in Ontario, and we look forward to assisting you.