Winter Safety Home Prep Tips
Brrr!!! It’s cold outside! If November and December have proven anything it’s that Mississippi is in for a cold winter, possibly one of the coldest we’ve seen in years. That’s why it’s super important for your home to be prepared for a safe winter season. Check out our tips to help you get started.
Check your home’s fire and CO monitors and replace your batteries to ensure they run throughout the season.
Do not heat your home with a gas range or oven in the event your heat goes out.
Make sure your fire extinguisher is in working order and ensure you and your family members know how to use it.
Stock your home with batteries, candles and non-perishable food and water in case of an unexpected snow. Shovels and salt may also come in handy.
Inspect the outside of your home for damaged or frayed wires.
Make sure all electronic decorations have tight-fitting connections and keep cords out of main walkways and away from rugs.
Trim loose or falling tree limbs especially near power lines.
Clean out gutters and rid your roof of debris.
Knock away icicles while they are small.
Insulate your pipes to avoid a burst pipe.
Keep walkways clear and salt areas prone to ice.
Clean your hood vent and other fans and filters throughout your home to keep indoor air clean.
Prepare for flooding. Our winters are cold and rainy. Identify areas in your home that are prone to water build-up.
Keep your home stocked with antibacterial soap and Lysol to help keep winter viruses and infections away.