Winter Weather


Winter is here in full force. Harsh, even mild, winter temperatures can cause frozen pipes and sidewalks. Heavy snowfall and freezing rain can cause roof and guttering damage. It is important to be proactive in this time of year to prevent property damage and liability claims for both Home owners and Business owners.

Here are a few areas to be mindful of:

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Keep gutters and downspouts clean so melting snow and ice can drain.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Make sure to keep adequate heat in your house at all time to keep pipes from freezing. Opening cabinet doors under sinks or letting faucets drip can be helpful on extremely cold and windy days.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Make sure your heating system is serviced regularly to ensure it is functioning properly the coldest days.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Make sure to trim tree branches that are overhanging your roof.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Make sure to never leave space heaters on unattended.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Clean snow and ice from you porch and walkways to prevent guests from slipping and falling.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Make sure all garden hoses have been detached from outside hydrants.

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