Welcome January! Check out these Winter Safety Tips

January 10, 2017

January is here, and with that means Connecticut is going to be experiencing some winter storms. DRS is ready and available 24/7 for any of your emergency water damage, fire damage, or storm damage needs. Serivicing all of Connecticut and Massachusetts for restoration and repairs. 877-280-7961

Check out some winter safety tips below:

Do:

-Do prepare an emergency kit inside your car and home including: a warm coat, gloves, a shovel, ice scraper, flashlight, pre-packaged food, a heavy blanket, water bottles, matches, and an emergency blanket.
-Do turn up the heat in the house if you are preparing to lose power
-Do purchase necessary items a few days before the predicted storm, if you show up to the store last minute, there is a good chance that the things you may need are gone

Don’t:

-Don't use cruise control in poor weather conditions, it can affect your ability to stop as quickly as you may need to.
-Don't drive over electrical wires that have fallen on the ground
-Don't drive anywhere you don’t have to in a winter storm
-Don't bring a generator inside your home, as it emits carbon monoxide which can kill you

Power Outages and Alternative Heat Sources are known to cause fire damage in CT, check out our blog to learn how to avoid a Winter Fire: https://drscleanup.com/how-to-avoid-a-winter-fire-this-year/
To learn how to avoid frozen pipes and water damage, check out our blog at: https://drscleanup.com/wind-driven-freezing-temps-are-causing-freeze-ups/