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Be Sure to Have Pool Water Properly Checked this July!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 29, 2020

July is the perfect month to enjoy the summer weather and host some fun backyard BBQs. However, you won’t want to forget about pool maintenance as the weather heats up.

With all the other home maintenance projects that start to surface in the summer, keeping up with pool tasks can get pushed aside.

Pool Maintenance

If you’re the happy owner of a backyard pool, it’s likely been your favorite spot this season. However, to keep it functional and beautiful, upkeep is extremely important, especially in the summer. Be sure to keep up with regular weekly pool maintenance such as skimming the water for debris, vacuuming and testing the pH levels. If you find this to be a burden this summer, contact Monnick Supply, we can test pool water for you and be your source for pool supplies.

Edgers: For Crisp Lines Around Curbs and Walkways

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 22, 2020
Monnick Supply - STIHL Edger

When nature crosses the line, lay down the law with a STIHL edger. With powerful, low-emission engines, our edging tools help you take back your sidewalks, walkways and curbs. Keep grass under control, weeds under wraps and soil in its proper place. With a STIHL lawn edger, you can add a crisp, finishing touch at home, on the job or anywhere in need of bold new definition. They’re as close as you can get to giving your landscape an exclamation mark.

STIHL edgers are also easy to use, featuring adjustable depth wheels, excellent balance and ergonomic handle controls. When it’s finally time for your edger to regain its edge, replacing its 8” hardened steel blade is quick and easy to access. And all STIHL edgers include heavy-duty skid plates to protect the gearbox from wear. We make our edgers with strong, durable components so they are dependable and long-lasting. Your weeds and overgrown grass don’t have an expiration date, so why should your edger?

As a homeowner looking to add definition to your outdoor space, STIHL gives you the edge you’re looking for.

Homeowner Edger: For a precise finishing touch

Well-defined. Put together. Buttoned up. That’s exactly how your lawn will look with the addition of a STIHL edger to your outdoor power tool collection. STIHL edgers for homeowners provide the finishing touch that exudes a look of stately elegance. But it’s not just the clean, crisp lines of a well-kept lawn that does it for you. It’s the quality craftsmanship – the feel of your tools in your hands – that brings such satisfaction when creating your own well-manicured yard. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature and E = Easy2Start™.

The fuel-efficient, low-emission engine, adjustable depth wheel, durable construction and comfortable, ergonomic design are all meticulously crafted to help you feel like a pro, even when you’re just tinkering around your own yard. Because with a STIHL edger in your hands, you don’t have to be a professional landscaper to look like one.

For more information contact, Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.

Shopping for the Right Gas Grill

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 15, 2020

With a stylish, distinct look and carefully sculpted curves, the Broil King line of gas grills will complement any outdoor space. You can sear steaks to perfection, rotisserie cook poultry or roasts, and even bake elaborate desserts. Every part of the cooking system is designed and engineered for a specific purpose. When combined, the results are simply spectacular.

Looking for a new gas grill so you can enjoy your backyard fun this summer? This video takes you through the key components to look for when purchasing a new gas grill!

For help buying the right gas grill for your outdoor space, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.

Getting Your Grill Ready for Summer

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 11, 2020
Monnick Supply - WEBER Gas Grills

Summer is here and we have some helpful tips to get your gas grill ready for the season. Below we’ll troubleshoot some of the most common storage challenges around.

The Grill Cover Nest

If your grill cover ended up in your grill’s cabinet base over the winter, odds are it’s home to someone small and furry by now. Your grill cover is half polyester and much more cozy than wet leaves. It may have suffered some damage from your new residents, hopefully it didn’t. Should your cover still be fit-for-service wash it thoroughly with soap and water and hang it to dry. Next time when you store it, hang it up in your garage or cover your grill. Although they can be pretty rigid when frozen a cover is the best snow, dust and grime deterrent. Keeping snow off your control panel prevents your control knobs and igniter from icing up too.

Cleaning Location

Don’t clean your grill where you grill. Grilling is greasy and your grill will be if it wasn’t cleaned before the winter. Grease can stain stone or wooden patios and many degreasers are caustic enough to bleach the same surfaces leaving light patterns around your grill. Move your grill to a safe cleaning location and get your scrub on.

Grill Lights & Batteries

Winter is hard on everything, change your batteries when the snow is gone. This goes for igniters and grill lights, the extremely cold winter nights could have caused one of your batteries to blister which (once warm) can fill the battery compartment with corrosive grime. Swap the old batteries for new ones in the spring.

Grill Brushes

Grill brush safety should be your number one priority every spring. Grill brushes are inexpensive and essential grilling tools. Check them for rust, damage and grime. Should any of these factors be a concern, replace that brush! Get into the habit of replacing your grill brush often for your families sake. Spring is the perfect opportunity to move out with the old and into a new brush and some new grill accessories. Get sear marks, not dirty cooking grid smear marks. 9 out of 10 grillers agree on this point!

Vent Build-up

Smoke is loaded with grease. One of the most common concerns we receive calls about is “Peeling paint on the inside of the grill lid, chimney or dome.” Most customers are surprised to hear that we don’t paint any of those surfaces, that peeling is carbonized grease buildup. When you’re cleaning your grill, brush these flakes of the grime away. Check the vents on your smokers too, if they’re gummed up with grime soak them with degreaser and scrub away as much as possible. Don’t forget to reseason them with oil after. This clean-up is essential, you don’t want to hear comments about the pepper flakes on the salmon being bitter when you didn’t put pepper on anything tonight.


Freezing involves expansion and contraction over and over again. That’s not comfortable for nuts and bolts, they will loosen over time. Give everything a wiggle then tighten it up. Check your handle, legs, cart, shelves etc. Your grill should feel rock solid when you’re grilling. Rock on!

Expiry Dates

Tanks expire! Before you start filling for the season check to see if that tank is expired and replace it with a new one if so. Think about your options, tank exchange tanks are easy to come by and they work well but it’s not cheaper than filling your own. You can buy and own your own NEW premium propane tank, that not only connects perfectly every time but it looks good too! It’s a little more money at the start of the season but in the long run it pays off. New tanks last 12 years from the date of manufacturing and propane refills are quick and easy.

Check Your Hoses

Gas flow is critical for performance and safety. If our first topic was an issue you absolutely need to check your hose for damage. Critters can gnaw through wood easily which means rubber hoses don’t stand a chance. For the safety of your next cookout season check your hose early and replace it if necessary. If this is an annual annoyance try one of our stainless braided hoses as a replacement. Better yet, check all of your parts, we have replacements.

Check Under the Mat

Most grill mats don’t breathe and that can be a problem for a wood or stone deck. Avoid rot and mould. Remove the mat and clean it thoroughly then clean the space below. A power washer is a great ally but it can rough up wood if you’re not careful. Power washers are great for removing stains too. Let this space dry before replacing the mat and the grill.

Grease Candles

Grease candles are common in the winter months because we’re all a little more lax about cleaning. If you haven’t cleaned out your grill grease cup in a while it’s probably overflowing and has created a few of these candles. Remove them when it’s cold! Hard grease is far easier to work with than liquid grease. Remove the bulk of it when it’s firm. On a warmer day remove the rest Degreaser and water. Use foil liners in winter months to make this process as simple as possible.

For more information, or for a new gas grill, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA

Shopping for a New Lawn Mower? Monnick is Your Local Snapper Dealer

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 01, 2020

You local Snapper® Dealer can become your personal lawn and garden equipment advisor. If you are looking for a , trust your factory-trained Snapper Dealer’s expertise and knowledge to help you choose the mower that is just right for you. They can even show you how to operate and maintain it. Monnick Supply can even set your product up and deliver it to your home (free local delivery). Your relationship won’t stop there. Monnick Supply can offer you service and parts to keep your lawn mower in top shape for years to come.

For more information on Snapper lawn mowers, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA.


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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
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(508) 318-4788
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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
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