Long Island Oil Delivery and Heating Service – Cold Weather Safety Tips!
The Long Island cold is notorious for creating scores of household hazards and challenges, such as frozen pipes, clogged gutters, and jammed garage doors. We’re all dedicated to keeping the chill outside the house, and our efforts to maintain a warm and toasty indoor environment have resulted in staggering heat expenses.
Keeping a warm indoor environment is crucial to avoid getting sick, especially if you have children in the house. It’s also important to take some effortless preventive measures to eliminate damages and prevent issues from escalating into costly problems.
Keep reading to explore some simple hacks and tricks to ensure all home components and systems function smoothly.
Protect your Pipes
All Long Islanders are familiar with the hazards and challenges of frozen pipes, and the exuberant expense of getting them fixed. So, why not prevent the problem from occurring in the first place?
Here’s a simple trick: run a trickle of water in the taps to keep the pipes from freezing. We also advise opening the kitchen door and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing system, preventing the pipes from freezing.
Preserve the Water Lines
We often pay diligent attention to the pipes and plumbing systems inside the house, but we ending ignoring a much more significant component – the water lines. The water lines are typically located in the garage, and keeping the garage doors shut will prevent the chill from freezing the water lines.
Keep Heat on Throughout the House
It’s wise to keep heat on in all areas of the house, from the kitchen and living room to the bedrooms, corridors and dining space. Keeping the heat on in all areas will ensure that water lines and the plumbing systems remain functional. The warm air will also help maintain a cozy indoor environment.
Preparing oneself for the Long Island winter is never easy, as there’s always something new that we learn about home maintenance when the snow is falling hard. We strongly advise maintaining extensive emergency supplies at home, and investing in power banks to ensure your devices are always charged.
It’s also wise to keep salt and shovel handy, so you can grab them quickly whenever needed. At the end of the day, prevention is the best way to prioritize safety and curb damages before they occur.