Winter Preparedness

December 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM | Posted in Reminders, Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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As we turn over another year, the next few months will include the most unpredictable weather patterns of the New Year.  Anything is possible! We can expect the heaviest winter weather with snow, winds, ice, and rain. The following are some helpful ideas that may help you in the coming months:

  • You are responsible for clearing the ice and snow from the sidewalk in front of your home as well as your driveways and walkways.
  • Invest in a roof rake or hire a professional to clear heavy snow from your roof lessen the weight and to prevent ice dams.
  • Keep sand or salt on hand to keep walkways and stairs more safe after ice storms.
  • If you use a generator, follow the instructions carefully to ensure the safest use.
  • Burn only recommended woods/fuels in your fireplaces, woodstoves, or secondary heat sources to avoid chimney fires or other malfunctions.
  • Check your vehicle’s maintenance. If tire treads are worn, have them rotated or replaced. Keep the gas tank above half full.
  • Stock an emergency kit in your car with flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water,      gloves, boots, first-aid kit, tire chains, ice scraper, snowbrush, jumper cables, road flares just in case you get stuck on the road in a storm.
  • If you are involved in an auto accident during inclement weather, save a newspaper article supporting the weather conditions for that day to appeal the surcharge later.

Winter’s worst will seem a breeze if you stay prepared.

Protector Group wishes everyone a SAFE and Happy New Year!

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