April Showers Expose Drainage Issues
Apparently, April showers don’t only bring May flowers – they also bring drainage issues with them.
Heavy rainfall during April can quickly show any poor drainage issues on your property, leading to even more damage and issues.
Spotting these issues quickly and addressing them can prevent $1000s of dollars of property issues.
Here are some problem areas to look for:
- Drain the fuel – even if you’ve added a stabilizer. It’s always best to drain the tank and store any remaining fuel in an appropriate gas can.
- Seal your engine and protect it. Remove your spark plug, pour a drop of oil into the combustion chamber, and pull the cord a few times to lubricate the cylinder wall and piston. Replace the spark plug and continue pulling until resistance is felt in the cord. This means the piston has sealed the chamber to prevent moisture from the air from getting into the chamber and causing off-season corrosion.
- Clean it up. Leftover salt stains on your blower can cause corrosion of the metal components. Removing the salt stains is an extra step to maintaining the longevity of your snow blower.
- Pack it away. Invest in a snow blower cover to keep your machine protected from dust and dirt during the warm months.