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Winter Safety for Your Home and Family | SERVPRO® of South Bronx

11/27/2021 (Permalink)

A close-up image of a car and tire moving through snow If winter weather should bring damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of South Bronx for fast, restorative solutions.

Seasons change, and that means that we have to change, too. We not only worry about the normal daily tasks that life has, but during the last two months of the year, we throw in activities like family gatherings and religious holidays. And while these things are exciting and enjoyable, the reality is with more added to our plate, we are likely going to forget something.

One thing that must not be forgotten is safety! Winter weather can bring about hazards that you might not be ready for, and that’s why we want to bring up these important issues now.

So take a minute to review some important factors that can help protect your home and family this winter season.

<h3your-family">Protect Your Family

Just like with anything in life, communication is key during bad weather. Communicating with your family can help them better prepare and know what is to come if something disastrous were to happen.

Make sure that your family knows the emergency action plan. By knowing and practicing the emergency action plan, you can help reduce anxiety and fear if you ever have to use it.

Another thing you should prepare is your vehicle. Ensure that your vehicle is in good, working condition, from the tires all the way to the roof of your vehicle.

It’s smart to always have an emergency safety kit in your vehicle, but now is the time to prep it with winter gear, including an ice scraper for your windshield, food and drinks, and warm replacement clothing if you should need it.

<h3your-home">Protect Your Home

Frozen pipes are a huge threat for your home during the winter months. That’s why it’s important to prepare now so that you can possibly prevent this expensive disaster from happening to you.

Check all of your home heating sources to ensure that they have been well-maintained and are in good working condition. Some people prefer to use a fireplace with real burning wood, and it’s important to ensure that you handle every fire with the utmost care. Stock up on firewood now so that you don’t run out later.

<h3your-pets">Protect Your Pets

Pets need our help in caring for them! If the weather is bitterly cold or some type of storm is present, you need to bring your pets in for shelter.

While some animals can’t be brought indoors, it’s important that you take extra caution in helping them prepare. Having a shelter for them to get out of the weather, making sure they have plenty of food and always checking to see that they have unthawed water are simple ways you can protect them.

<h3aware-of-melts-and-flooding">Be Aware of Melts and Flooding

As we all know, winter can bring snow and ice, and these things will melt at some point. When the melting process happens, it has the potential of causing dangerous floods..

Keep an eye on your roof as ice melts, and stay in the know about potential flooding.

If winter weather should bring damage or flooding to your home or business, contact SERVPRO for fast, restorative solutions.

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