When moving into a new home this spring, Unified Moving Services says to make sure your home landscaping equipment is ready for new challenges.
Online PR News – 02-April-2015 – Hyattsville, MD – “It may have been a really long winter for most of the United States, but the outdoor home care required this time of season is fast approaching,” says Gary Stone, president of Unified Moving Services (http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com),aryland-based full-service moving company that specializes in both residential and commercial moves in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. “If you are about to move or have just moved, it is important that you prep your lawn and garden equipment for spring and summer use.”
Whether you are getting your equipment out of storage fort your big move or you are unpacking it for the first time since last season, it is important to make sure that everything is working properly, Stone says, noting that it is particularly important to avoid any fuel-related problems, so the lawn equipment will operate safely.
“There are certain steps needed to make sure that lawn and garden tools, including lawn mowers, trimmers, chain saws and other gardening equipment, are in good working condition for the new season,” says Stone. “Spring maintenance of these items can take just a few hours on your own, or can be done at an equipment service center.
Stone says that before preparing equipment for the spring, it is important to consult the owner’s manual for specific instruction on cleaning and handling. The manuals should include detailed instructions on getting the equipment ready for use again.
Here are some of the most common tips, according to Stone:
Inspect the lawn and garden equipment, looking for loose belts, and missing or damaged parts.
Drain out old oil and replace with fresh oil.
Check the air filters on the engines of the lawn and garden tools.
Check the spark plugs and clean or replace as needed.
Clean the lawn and garden equipment before use, especially if this was not done before storing.
Check the battery on riding mowers. If the battery was removed during the move, reattach and re-charge the battery, if necessary.
Check the tires on the lawn and garden equipment and inflate to the pressure recommended by the equipment’s instruction manual.
Grease the wheel bearings and other moving parts on the machinery as needed.
For leaf blowers, edging equipment or trimmers, inspect the equipment to make sure that the straps, handles, nuts and bolts are all in place and working. Follow oil change and air filter change procedures and review the starting procedures before you use the equipment for the first time in the season.
“Once you’ve addressed your spring lawn and garden equipment, keep in mind that you will have to move winter items such as snow blowers into storage,” Stone says. “As you plan your move, be sure to separate seasonal equipment to make the job easier.”
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