Of all the items you store, snow removal equipment could very well be the most important thing in your life this time of year. When the white stuff comes down, you want to be ready to get rid of it as quickly as possible and A.B. Richards can make that easier.
A.B. Richards is Perfect for Snow Equipment Storage
When you rent a portable storage container from us, we’ll deliver it and you’ll have immediate access to your snow removal equipment at your home or business and you’ll be able to clear a path right away. Portable storage units from A.B. Richards are also the perfect place to store your equipment in the offseason, so we thought we’d take a look at the Top 5 snow removal tools you keep in our storage containers.
1. Snow Blowers
What better way to remove snow quickly without straining your back? If you have a snow blower, you know you have a handy tool available when you’re buried by a blizzard. It’s important to do regular maintenance on your snow blower, particularly when you’re storing it for the warm weather months. A big issue is knowing whether or not to drain the gas in the offseason. Consumer Reports says it depends on whether you’ve added fuel stabilizer. If you did, just top off your tank and you won’t have to worry about the fuel degrading. But if you get gas straight from your gas station fuel pump, drain your tank before storing it.
2. Snow Plows
If you have a long path to clear or the parking lot of your business needs to be operational, having a snow plow can get the job done, but you need to be careful. Snow plows can rust easily, so it’s better to store them inside a portable storage unit than to leave them outside. You also want to clean the plow thoroughly before packing it away. That will also prevent rust and keep dirt and debris out of your storage unit.
3. Salt Spreaders
Salt spreaders can be extremely useful to prevent slip and fall injuries while you get rid of icy conditions. The big issue in maintaining salt spreaders is to make sure they’re properly cleaned in order to prevent corrosion. You also want to make certain all the parts are greased to avoid rust during the offseason.
4. Rock Salt and Ice Melt
During the winter, you want to be certain to keep bags away from areas where they can be punctured or damaged. Open bags should ideally be stored in airtight containers. When storing rock salt or ice melt, long term, keep them away from moisture or sunlight which can damage the bags and cause them to leak.
5. Snow Shovels and Scrapers
These are the most basic of all snow removal equipment, but you’re going to need them. Snow shovels are your first line of defense against the white stuff, but if things start icing up, you’re going to need to get scrapers too to break up ice in your walkways. Make sure you have every tool you need to attack winter weather and make certain that they’re cleaned off before storing them to prevent rust and corrosion.
A.B. Richards Fills All Your Storage Needs
Whether you’re getting ready to fight winter snow, or need extra space for moving day, record keeping or your business inventory, A.B. Richards can take care of all your storage needs. We’ll also deliver your portable storage container to your home, business, job site or wherever else you need it. To learn more, contact us today.