By: Kasco De-icing Experts | Updated: May 3, 2023
Winter is coming to an end which means it’s time to hang up the puffy coats and snow pants. However, your winter clothes aren’t the only thing that should be put into storage. As warmer temperatures begin to naturally melt the ice on your body of water, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with your Kasco De-icer.
Maintaining your de-icer in the off season is the best way to prolong its use. Proper de-icer maintenance requires more than just removing the unit from the water and placing it into dry storage. By following the steps below, you can keep your de-icer in the best shape for many years of open water in the winter.
De-icer Storage Steps:
- Remove the unit from the water.
- Clean the exterior of the unit with a soft brush and non-acid cleaner (if needed). This is easier to perform when the unit is removed from the water but still wet.
- Check and replace the sacrificial anode (if needed).
- Check the propeller for and cracks or chips.
- Examine the power cord for any damage.
- Every 3 years of use, have the unit sent in for seals and oil replacement.
- Store the unit indoors, upside down (prop pointing down).
We recommend printing these steps to take along with you when removing your de-icer to help keep record for future use.
After following these instructions, your de-icer will be properly cleaned and ready for storage for the warmer months. When winter quickly rolls back around, your unit will be ready for use.
If you have any questions about de-icer storage, general maintenance, cleaning, or sending your unit in for repair, please email us or call 715-262-4488.