December 7, 2017
With temperatures averaging well below freezing in Edmonton during the winter, you can never be too prepared for the cold. Here it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” storms will arrive. It can be an unforgiving season if you suddenly find yourself without heat, electricity, or caught out in the cold. Winter is also the most common time of year for cooking/grease fires, electrical fires, plumbing problems and other home hazards. With people spending more time inside in the winter, the home endures more day-to-day activity – and the wear and tear that is associated with it. These winter storm safety tips will ensure that your Edmonton home is as safe as it can be and ready for any size storm that may come.
At the beginning of each winter season, go over all safety precautions with everyone in the household. Check the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. Have a safety plan and make sure everyone in the household knows where extra flashlights and emergency kits are. This winter, remember to regularly check in on the elderly and be careful of over exertion when working or playing outside. Harsh winter weather can be dangerous if you are caught off guard or unprepared. For any of your home’s needs this season, don’t wait, contact Always Heating & Plumbing at the first sign of trouble. Call 780-489-8118 (Edmonton) or 587-601-1253 (Fort McMurray) to schedule an appointment.