Well, here we are again…
We posted these tips LAST March when we were getting ready for a storm calling for 6 – 12 inches and felt like it was a good time to post them again.
This is a quick list of action items you can take to make sure your home and its contents (you and your family!) are protected.
- The heavy snow they are calling for could potentially lead to downed limbs and power outages. Make sure you have your electric company phone number handy to report any outages.
- For those of you in our area who have PECO, download their app and set up an account so you can quickly report any outages and track the outages in your area.
- Know where extra blankets, flashlights (and batteries) are kept and have them readily available
- If we do get significant amounts of snow, make sure you remember to keep it cleared away from your windowsills and any doorways.
- Make sure your any exhaust vents are cleared around the house. On that note, make sure the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors are good.
- Although this is a general cold weather preparedness tip, now is as good a time as any to remind you to keep your pipes insulated. If you have pipes in crawl spaces or that have a tendency to freeze, please be aware of them and take appropriate steps to keep them insulated and the water moving.
- Lastly, know your limits. The snow can be heavy, and if you need help getting rid of it, ask for help. On the other side of that, if you have elderly neighbors, ask them if they need help!
Enjoy the snow, and remember, Spring is almost here…we promise!