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After a long, snowy winter in Louisville, Colorado and beyond, it’s hard to believe that you can finally get a respite from the cold. The arrival of warm weather also means a return to your beloved grill. There are a few things you should do to take care of your grill after the winter hibernation.

Get Rid of the Denizens

The first thing to do to your grill at the arrival of spring is to clear away the cobwebs. Get into the grill and brush away all of the spider webs and nests that may have developed over the winter. You may be surprised by what you find! Use canned air to clear out some of the areas that require some detail work, like the burner valves and connectors.

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More Cleaning

Just clearing away the spider webs isn’t enough. You’ll need to give the grill a thorough cleaning inside and out. For stainless steel grills, use a solution of water, soap, and white vinegar to bring back the shine to the outside of the grill. Use specialized grill cleaners for the interior.

Check For Leaks

The next thing you’ll want to do for gas grills is to check the hoses. Inspect them for cracks and brittleness. If you see a problem on the surface, it’s likely it goes deeper than that and needs to be replaced. The next step is to turn the gas on. If you smell gas, use a solution comprised of equal parts dish soap and water and coat the hose with it—it will help you identify the leak.

If you’re considering investing in a new grill because yours needs replacing or if your grill needs to be serviced, contact Hi-Tech Appliance and talk to a grill sales specialist. We can help you find the right grill for your backyard.

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