We’ll be here for you, 24/7, during the cold weather! The National Weather Service has forecast a deep freeze over the region. As the largest premiere service provider in Westchester & Putnam County, we want to make sure you have key information on staying warm through it.
- Our team is ready for the storm and working around the clock to make sure that you keep safe, warm, and comfortable at home, providing oil deliveries, heating system repairs, and more!
- We can install, repair, and service whole house generators to keep you safe, warm, and comfortable at home when should you lose power. We can also assist with any plumbing emergencies or repairs and have our remediation team at 911 Restoration available to clean up. Our local teams are here around the clock 24/7 to respond to your needs.
As temperatures drop this winter, take these steps to stay safe during the cold weather.
- Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.
- Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.
- Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
- Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
- Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.
- Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.
- The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.
- Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.
- Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.
We hope that you and your family stay safe and well throughout this major winter storm. Contact us today!
Source: “Top Ten Red Cross Cold Weather Safety Tips” The Red Cross