Whoa, it’s freezing out there.
I know us New Englander's are tough, but this is cold even for us! Some of us may need a little brush up on things we should be doing during this time. Here are some things you should be doing immediately:
- Keep garage doors closed
- Run water occasionally, or let trickle to allow water to flow.
- Leave kitchen and bathroom cabinet’s doors open to allow warm air to circulate around your plumbing.
- Don’t turn down your thermostat, leave it at the same temperature overnight.
- Monitor ice damming and inspect your roof.
- Turn off water to outside faucets, and cover with insulating foam covers
For dealing with winter’s fury on a long term basis, here are some friendly tips:
- Have your heating system routinely maintained
- Seal windows and doors that are not used during the winter months.
- Add insulation in your attic.
- Inspect and maintain your fireplace and chimney even if you typically don’t use it, in the event power is lost it could be an only resort for heat.
During this time of year loss in power for extended period of times due to ice storms or blizzards can be a daunting reality. Remember to be safe out there, don’t run generators inside, keep supplies such as water, flashlights, firewood, gasoline, etc on hand.
In the event some occurs with the water in your house, it is imperative to act quickly. Make sure you know where the water shutoff is in your home. It’s also important to get in touch with a contractor and our office immediately – we can help you with that.
Good luck to all, and stay safe.