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Winter Safety Tips

I know the winter season brings a lot of anticipation and excitement for kids and adults alike. However, even though there are so many fun things associated with this season, we do need to remember that winter can also bring a lot of hardships to those who aren’t prepared. Frozen pipes, loss of electricity and hazardous driving conditions are just a few of the many problems that are often associated with winter. The good news is that these problems and those occurring as a result of these issues, can often be prevented with a little preparation. Below are some winter safety tips to ensure you and your family aren’t caught off guard when “Old Man Winter” comes knocking.

Thoroughly Inspect the Heater and Its Components: If you haven’t already done so, now is an excellent time to go and check over your heater and all of its components to make sure everything is in good working order. Many people find that their heater malfunctions at the beginning of winter due to the fact that it hasn’t been ran in nine months or more. You can prevent any hardship resulting from this issue, by checking it out ahead of time. If it looks like a potential problem may occur, call in a professional to inspect it and fix any issues it has. Check Gasoline Levels in the Generator: It’s important that you keep your generator full of gasoline at all time because you never know when a serious winter storm is going to hit. Sometimes storms that don’t look bad turn serious very quickly and there may not be time for you to fill up the generator if the electricity goes out. It’s also a good idea to fire up the generator every so often to ensure that it is still…