On Posted on November 2, 2011 by genesis to General Tips Is Your Home Ready for Winter? Picture from http://wallpapers.pixxp.com/ Top 10 “Snowy Home Preparedness Tips” With winter quickly approaching, it’s time to prepare yourself and your home for the cold. Here are Top 10 “Snowy Home Preparedness Tips” you can use. 1. Stock up on firewood, candles, batteries, hot chocolate, canned foods, flashlights and any other emergency items that will help you when the power goes out. 2. Make sure the windows are properly insulated to prevent the cold air from entering the house. To test if caulking is required,light and leave a candle by the window on a windy day. If the flame flickers more insulation for the windows is required. 3. Have the chimneys inspected for blockages and build-ups to avoid fires. 4. Install fresh batteries and test all smoke alarms 5. Consider installing a carbon monoxide detector if you own a furnace or gas fireplace. 6. Clean out any leaves, mud or dirt from all gutters. 7. Watering plants can be enjoyable in the summer, but it’s time to turn off and insulate outdoor garden hoses and any outdoor faucets. This will help prevent the garden hose from bursting if the pipe freezes. 8. Clean and secure the dumpster to ensure wild animals and rodents do not dig through the garbage. 9. Snow is fun to play in; however, make sure there is a snow shovel, rock salt, sand and any other tools required for snow removal. 10. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the snow, hot chocolate, and winter season! To recieve an early start to winter click here (byRonan Keating) picture by www. franto.com Tags10 Snowy Home Preparedness TipsHome SafetyPreparedness TipsWInter NextNext post:The Significance of Remembrance Day Search for: Search Recent Posts Cloverdale Rodeo 2019 Maple Ridge Shelter Community Work The Art of Leadership for Women conference Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event Categories General Tips News Press Uncategorised Archives May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 December 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 December 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 July 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Cloverdale Rodeo 2019Thank you to the Genesis security staff that worked the Cloverdale Rodeo this long weekend, great job and appreciate all the hard work. It was so nice to walk the …Need a home alarm? Get a free quote today. 24/7 Monitoring community patrol Guard Services Inquire now. We are here to help!