1. Stop the Drafts
Repair caulking around doors and windows. Seal any cracks in foundation walls.
2. Clean Heating Vents
Clear away any dust and debris.
3. Check For Leaks
Check your attic and crawlspace for signs of a water leak.
4. Use Floor Mats
To prevent falls on indoor surfaces, use mats and shoe trays for wet shoes.
5. Check Fireplace & Chimney
Before using your fireplace make sure proper maintenance has been done.
6. Prevent Ice Dams
To prevent ice damming remove slush from your roof and gutters.
7. Prevent Slippery Surfaces
Use salt, ice melt or sand to prevent slippery sidewalks. If you have pets be sure to purchase pet-safe material.
8. Winter Emergency Kit
Prepare a kit that includes the basics you'd need for a power outage and snow storm.
9. Protect Air Conditioner
Place protection over your AC to prevent falling icicles and debris from damaging you condensing unit.
10. Turn Off Outside Water
Turn off the water supply to outside faucets to prevent broken pipes.