Get to Grilling

How are you enjoying your summer so far? Here in Hampton Roads we’ve enjoyed many sunny days in the upper 80s, and for many of us that means beach weather. If you haven’t dug your feet into the sand yet, maybe you’ve opted to spend more time in the backyard. We can’t blame you, as it’s perfect grilling weather.

With July being National Grilling Month, it’s no surprise to see many families giving their charcoal or propane grills a proper workout. You may not be done cooking up burgers and dogs for the family, but it’s never too early to think about storing the grill when you’re finished with it for the season.

At Tidewater Drive Storage Center, we are happy to assist tenants storage their summer belongings so they remain clean and safe for seasons to come. When it’s time to put away the grill, consider renting a Norfolk storage unit to keep your grilling equipment from damage.

Some important points to remember about storing a grill include:

  • If you use propane, contact the storage facility first. Most facilities will not allow propane tanks to be stored in their units, as a leak risk can lead to damage. It’s very likely you will need to store any propane tanks separately from your grill. If you have a propane grill, try to use all the gas and empty the tank as much as possible. It’s recommended to keep tanks stored in a safe place outdoors, out of direct sunlight and away from children.
  • Next, clean the grill thoroughly and remove any food residue. If your grill consists of removable parts like burners, make sure everything is taken apart and scrubbed with soap and water. Be mindful of abrasive cleaners, however. You don’t want to create any scratches.
  • When everything is dry, cover your grill with its waterproof cover if it comes with one. If not, consider buying a cover for storage for added protection. Secure the cover and set the grill upright in your unit.

If you have questions about what you can and cannot store in a self-storage unit in Norfolk, contact us today. We are happy to help, and you may qualify for our first month’s rent for $1 special or any of our military discounts. Happy grilling!