The holiday season is a joyous time, but also a time with increased electricity usage, snowfall and freezing temperatures. These seasonal factors can increase the likelihood of disasters at your home or commercial property.
Here are a few quick tips you can use to prevent issues this winter:
Frozen /Burst Pipes
Freezing temperatures can lead to pipes bursting which is never fun. A good rule of thumb to prevent this headache is to keep your thermostat at or above 50 degrees to make sure pipes do not freeze and burst. If you are escaping for a winter vacation, make sure you check your thermostat before you leave!
Holiday Fire Hazards
Holiday gatherings mean more time in the kitchen. Checking to make sure your oven is off after cooking and before going to bed for the night can be an easy way to prevent fires. If you enjoy fires in your fireplace, make sure all ashes are cool before heading to bed, this can be another fire hazard many of us wouldn’t think of.
In addition, we recommended that you turn off all indoor electronics and unplug them to avoid electrical fires when leaving your home unattended. When using holiday lights and other decorations, be sure to not overload circuits as this is a common source of house fires.
Following some basic preventative measures can help you and your family enjoy a happy and safe holiday season!
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