Tips for Planning Ahead this Winter

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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 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.

We hope that you and your family stay safe and well throughout this major winter storm.

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Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity.

If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

Steps to Prepare Your Home

Many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months.

  • Winterize your home
    • Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows.
    • Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls.
    • Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks.
  • Check your heating systems
    • Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly, and ventilated to the outside.
    • Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys.
    • Install a smoke detector. Test batteries monthly and replace them twice a year.
    • Have a safe alternate heating source and alternate fuels available.

Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Car

Get your car ready for cold weather use.

  • Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level; check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.
    • Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
    • Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.
    • Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded. The kit should include:
      • cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
      • blankets
      • food and water
      • booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand (for traction)
      • flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries
      • first-aid kit

Take These Precautions Outdoors

Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take these steps to prepare for them:

  • Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: wear a tightly woven, preferably wind-resistant coat or jacket; inner layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.
  • Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches.
  • Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors
    • Work slowly when doing outside chores
    • Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation
    • Carry a cell phone

No one can stop the onset of winter. However, if you follow these suggestions, you will be ready for it when it comes.

Source: “Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter” Center for Disease Control and Prevention