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Dec 10, 2021

Winter Weather Safety Kit

With winter weather fast approaching, many may be wondering how best to prepare. Winter weather is challenging -- especially in New York. Preparation, however, is one of the best ways to stay safe in these conditions. If you have lived in a cold climate during the winter months then you know your pipes are susceptible to freezing, your vehicle might have trouble starting, and simply shoveling snow could lead to a heart attack. We’ve put together a collection of our top winter safety-inspired articles to help you navigate any blizzard!

Winter Safety Tips for Your Home, Vehicle, and Family

Winter weather conditions can be tough on your home, vehicle, and even on your body! Did you know that snow shoveling is responsible for 100 deaths and thousands of injuries each year? If you are not typically an active person, hours of shoveling can put your heart at risk. Other winter risks include carbon monoxide poisoning, frozen pipes, and collapsed roofs from the weight of snow. Click here for more information on how best to prepare your home and health for winter’s clean up.


Preparing Your Home for Winter

Preparing your home ahead of time for the colder months can save you headaches later. Frozen pipes or heating vents that aren’t emitting warm air are the last things you’ll want to deal with in an emergency. Take the time to prepare the inside and outside of your home now before you’re stuck dealing with issues in below zero temperatures. Check out this link for an in-depth check list.


Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Weather

Winter driving conditions are difficult for everyone and in New York they can be brutal! Between black ice, slush, snow flurries and blizzards, there is so much to be aware of while on the road. No worries, as a little preparedness goes a long way! Use this checklist to ensure your vehicle is adequately equipped for winter road emergencies, then check out this article to learn more about ways you can winterize your vehicle to be fully prepared for the upcoming season!


Winter Driving Safety Tips

Many will argue that the toughest part about winter weather is the travel. Winter driving conditions can be both scary and dangerous for drivers. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, winter weather conditions result in over 2,000 road deaths each year. If you know you’ll be forced to venture out  on the slick roads this year, check out our articles on improving your winter weather driving, here and here!  You might also be interested in learning how to spot black ice on the road.


7 Things to Have on Hand if You're Snowed In

Winter weather can be brutal – especially in the State of New York.  It often makes traveling very difficult and unsafe, sometimes even impossible. When the winter weather hits hard and leaves you stranded at home; it is important to have essential items on hand! Check out this link for a comprehensive list of must-have supplies!  


What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze

Wintertime temperatures are harsh on our homes and if your home isn’t properly insulated, it can lead to all sorts of malfunction. Frozen pipes are a common concern when the temperatures dip below freezing, leaving you without water. If your pipes freeze, follow these steps to thaw and fix them.


Safely Removing Icicles from Your Home

Icicles can be extremely dangerous to remove and are a sign of potential insulation issues. Learn more about what’s causing them and how to safely remove them by following this link!


Storm Preparedness Tips for Your Small Business

As a business owner you’re often on double or triple-duty when it comes to managing multiple fronts. When a storm is expected, you not only have to worry about the safety of your home and family, but you also have to protect your business. Follow these tips to ensure its longevity.


2 Ingredient DIY De-Icer

When the temperature drops and the frost begins to form on your windshield, having proper supplies to get you on the road quickly is key. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend time out in the cold scraping away. Avoid icy windows and windshield this year with this quick and easy DIY de-icer recipe.


Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to you and your family. Icy roads, home maintenance, and winter health concerns are all things to consider during this time of year. While staying warm inside, be sure you’re heating your home safely. Click the button below to learn more.