Care of Outdoor Gas Firepits:
The most important thing you can do to care for your outdoor gas fire pit is cover it. When I say cover it, its two-fold. All the action of the fire pit happens in the burner area. When your fire pit is not in use, a hard cover on that burner will help to maintain its longevity. A soft cover over the whole fire pit or at least the top of the fire pit will help maintain its original look and luster. How to keep it clean and most like its original form depends on what your fire pit is made of. Most everything can be cleaned with regular soapy water. Some material like copper or concrete need to have additional applications of product applied a couple times a year: copper- wax, concrete- stone sealer etc.
Care for Outdoor Furniture:
Because the sun can fade outdoor furniture over time, we also recommend covering patio furniture to preserve its look and life. By covering your furniture, you will also help protect it from dirt and prevent mold. If you plan on taking the cushions off your furniture for the winter season, make sure you keep the cushions in a safe, dry place like a cushion box made for the outdoors. Be careful not to store your cushions in a shed because rodents tend to use them as a nice comfortable home during the colder months and shred them to pieces.
Most all outdoor furniture and cushions can be cleaned with a soft bristle brush and dish washing soap. Make sure the bristles are not hard or they can scratch surfaces and pull on fabrics. Remember that mold attaches itself to dirt and other foreign objects so it is important to clean your furniture from time to time, especially when you start and end your outdoor season. For particular stains on fabrics, check out Sunbrella or any outdoor fabric company’s website for a list of ways to get out specific stains like soda, grease etc.