Once you feel that winter chill deep within your bones, you can be certain that your home or apartment is feeling it too. Much like a human body, your living quarter is directly affected by sudden changes in temperature and air pressure outdoors and indoors. With your physical, mental, and financial health in mind, Freedom Insurance Group, Inc. wants to review some tips to keep you warm, safe, and happy this winter of 2017.
Protect Your Home Against Accidents
As soon as the temperatures drop below 50, you should be asking yourself: is my home ready for a winter emergency? One of your first considerations should be your homeowners insurance available near the Philadelphia area. Simply by speaking with one of our specialists, you’ll be able to find a policy that covers your home, condo, or apartment, and all your possessions, without the fear of a financial burden.
Keep a Stash of Winter Supplies
With your insurance policy covering your living space, your next step is to maintain a stash of emergency supplies, as recommended by FEMA. According to the national organization, you should always keep a snow shovel and transistor radio within reach, lest you find yourself trapped and cut off from the world in the aftermath of another major snowstorm. In addition to these essentials, don’t forget an adequate storage of non-perishable food, water, and fuel.
Having dealt with many Northeast snowstorms in the past, we and FEMA highly recommend that you acquire a bulk supply of some calcium sulfate or other bulk salts. Being able to deice is crucial to prevent against sheets of black ice and frozen snow on your driveway and sidewalks.
Winterize Your Home As You Can
As a final precaution, it’s in your best interest to do an inspection of your home or apartment roof and plumbing. Knowing the dangers of frozen water and burst pipes, clear out your gutters of excess debris and clutter—ensuring that rain and snow doesn’t collect. Wherever you can, try to insulate any leaks or exposed plumbing.
At the end of the day, you should always feel that your home, condo, or apartment is where you can relax and retreat. If you haven’t already, do yourself, your family or housemates a favor and inquire into our affordable homeowners insurance, catering to Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding communities.