Snow Blower Maintenance
Storing Snow Machines
It sure got a tad warmer lately and now that we seem to be over the hump as far as “snow” goes, at almost PERFECT we do our annual spring snow removal equipment maintenance. We follow and adhere to the guidelines and specifications as set forth by the OPEI – outdoor power equipment institute for de-winterizing snow blowers and other seasonal power equipment.
⦁ DRAIN THE FUEL – as a rule of thumb, fuel should not sit in a gas tank more than 30 days.
⦁ REMOVE THE SPARK PLUG – Store it in a clean dry place wher you can easily find it next year. Also pour a very small amount of oil onto the pistons through the hole where the plug was. The helps in preventing rust and/or corrosion.
⦁ CHANGE THE OIL – Refill the engine with oil recommended by the product manufacturer.
⦁ INSPECT THE EQUIPMENT – Check for any loose belts or pulleys and also look for any damage. Make sure the safety guards haven’t been damaged or removed.
⦁ CLEAN YOUR EQUIPMENT – Give your snow maintenance equipment a thorough cleaning so it is ready to go next year.
⦁ COVER YOUR EQUIPMENT – Equipment covers protect your machines and keep dust, dirt, and debris off the machine.
These simple steps, when followed saves headaches and worries when the you know what hits the fan and you aren’t prepared. At almost PERFECT we practice equipment maintenance programs to maintain and provide superior services.
You don’t need to hear me tell you on the phone on a snowy windy winter night that I just sent Luis and Jose to a get fuel pump in Hackensack, I’ll see ya in 5 hrs.
Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you. Just like our employees!
Almost PERFECT Landscaping – “super service award winners” 6 years straight…..