Winter Weather Safety Tips!
Updated: Mar 5, 2020
With the winter weather not showing any signs of let up, discussing a couple of winter safety tips now could prove invaluable as winter shows no signs of let up!
For starters let’s talk about your attire. Layering is one of the best ways to stay warm and dry. These layers will aid in keeping you warm by reducing loss of body heat and providing insulation, thereby helping you to stay warm. One thing to keep in mind is staying dry as wet or damp clothing no longer keeps you warm, and will reduce insulation causing your bodies temperature to drop.
Did you know tons of cold-weather related injuries result from falls on ice-covered walkways? Therefore, you want to keep walkways as free of ice as possible and walk carefully along them. Remember to sand or salt such areas as soon as the wintery precipitation falls.
Your home should be prepared too! What’s one thing we’ve all seen in the winter that can cause major problems? Yep, you guessed it. Trees with branches weighed down by snow or ice causing them to crash to the ground. When falling these branches and limbs have a tendency to fall onto power lines, cars, or houses, being proactive and removing these ahead of time can save you tons of time, money, and stress in the long run.
Growing up my mom would always leave the cabinet doors in the kitchen and bathroom open at night. Now, having a place of my own I understand the costly mistake of having pipes burst! So try that oldie but goodie to keep your pipes warm, and remember letting your faucet drip a little at night when temps dip below freezing is another good way to avoid pipes bursting.
Now that we’ve covered just a few winter weather safety tips, you are welcome to make a cup of hot coco, find a good tv series to binge watch and enjoy the beautiful snow!
Until next time,
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