The winter snow and cold can leave you home bound more often then not. Especially when a big weekend storm is heading your way. With all that time at home, you need to make sure you are keeping your home safe and taking precautions to safely make it through the winter. When you are expecting snow fall, make sure your gutters are cleaned out so that you don’t get ice build up in them. It can lead to water damage in your ceilings. You also need to check the amount of snow on your roof. If it is building up you should safely remove it. Don’t have the right equipment? Call a professional. It can be a dangerous process otherwise. Freezing water pipes is another winter danger in your home. You can insulate any outdoor pipes that you may have to prevent freezing. Inside your house, if you lose your power, you should leave your faucet open with a small trickle to keep the water flowing through your pipes. Keeping yourself warm through all of the cold weather can lead to additional hazards as well. Never use your oven or stove to heat your home. They are only meant for cooking. Using space heaters can cut down on your over all heating bill, but don’t leave them on when you aren’t in the room and don’t put anything flammable near them. Buying devices that have automatic shutoff is an extra safety precaution you should look for. Keep reading below for additional tips to keep you and your home safe throughout the winter months. Lets all get through winter and look forward to spring!
While we’re lucky enough to see 300 plus days of sunshine a year, Colorado weather can be very unpredictable at times. With snow in the forecast, it’s time to start preparing our homes for winter conditions. To get ahead of the weather, we’ve put together a few tips to help keep your home and loved ones safe this winter: