Preparing Your Central Indiana Home For A Winter Storm
The weather in Central Indiana can be unpredictable year round. One day it is sunny and seventy degrees and the next day we are preparing for the snow storm of the century. While we can't predict what the weather will do, we can prepare our homes for severe winter weather. Follow these tips to keep your home and family safe this season.
If you have a fireplace, have it checked regularly by a professional to keep it in good working order and be sure there is no debris that would prevent smoke from escaping. Make sure the fireplace is free from potentially flammable items such as drapes, furniture, newspaper, etc. Keep extra firewood handy.
Considering purchasing a generator for your home in case of power outages. A battery powered sump pump backup can also help to prevent flooding if your home loses power.
Examine the exterior of your home and remove any tree limbs or other items that could fall on your home during a storm and potentially damage the roof.
Caulk and weather strip doors and windows to preserve heat.
Prepare an emergency food supply so that you have at least 3 days of food and water on hand for your family. Look for foods that have a long shelf life and require little to no cooking or refrigeration in case of loss of power. Don't forget pet food!
Most importantly, prepare to check in regularly on neighbors, especially those who may need assistance during severe weather. If your home suffers damage due to flooding, fire, or other disasters, call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422.