2023 Kitchen Design Trends for HomeownersFebruary 1, 2023
Cold Snap Safety
A Cold Snap is defined as a sudden, brief spell of cold weather. With arctic temperatures rolling through at night, here are some tips for cold snap safety and to help winterize your home and keep your family safe!
Protect your Pipes
Insulate pipes on the exterior of your home, and clear lines of water. Unscrew your hose and store it. Keep faucets inside your home on a drip and leave bathroom and kitchen cabinets open.
Keep the Cold OUT
Don’t let your home get drafty. Put towels or blankets under exterior doors that aren’t sealed well. Tape around windows to keep the warm in and the cold out. If your windows seem to collect cold or ice, consider putting blankets or towels over the window and securing them with tape.
Make sure your heat stays on, the recommended temperature is at least 68 degrees inside your home. Make sure to take the heavy blankets and coats out of closets and close to heat sources. In case the heat does go out, your blankets won’t be cold in closets. Another good idea, is to get your family all in the same room in the case of intense cold. Using a camping tent and lots of blankets are great ways to insulate a small space to keep your family safe.
They’re cold too
Make sure to bring in any pets. Consider making outdoor shelters for strays in your neighborhood. You can find a good tutorial to DIY shelters by visiting www.youtube.com.
Clear your Yard and Driveway
In the case of freezing rain and ice, if you need to leave, your driveway may be the most dangerous place. Keep some road salt handy and make sure to sprinkle some before the cold comes!
Have a backup plan
Make sure to talk to your insurance agent about what is covered in case the cold weather damages your home or vehicles. If you need a repair during this time, don’t hesitate to call us at Maximum Current!
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For more information of what to do for cold snap safety, visit www.weather.gov/safety/cold and make sure to keep up with local weather alerts.