It’s that time of year again. Fall is the time when you need to be making preparations for winter storms. By taking some preventative measures now, you may be in better shape in the event of inclement weather. In this blog, we’re going to provide some basics tips for preparing yourself and your home for winter storms. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list and there is a lot more you can do.
Make Preparations Now
While it’s impossible to prevent a winter storm, there are a few things you can focus on to prepare your home for inclement weather. Below are just some of the things you could do to prepare your home for winter. In the event of a winter storm, having all your ducks in a row could save you time and money.
- Insulate your home to keep in the heat
- Keep an emergency kit
- Maintain proper ventilation
- Clean out gutters at the end of fall
- Familiarize yourself with your piping system
- Have your roof inspected
- Trim tree branches and large shrubs
- Make sure the chimney is clean and clear
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to a winter storms is keeping warm. It’s important you have fuel for wood-burning stoves, blankets and heavy clothes. If you have already checked your chimney and insulated your home, you will be more prepared should you lose power. Make sure you have a shovel and salt handy. If the snow is deep enough, you may not be able to use a snow blower. Keep some extra dry food on hand, so you have a source of nourishment.
There are many ways to stay informed in the event of a winter storm. Radio, television and cell phone applications are all great resources when you have power. Make sure you have a radio that runs on batteries and extra batteries on hand. This will provide you with a way to hear and further urgent news if the power should go off.
When winter weather strikes, we’ll be on your side. If you experience any damage as the result of a winter storm, we should be your first and only call.
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