Are you prepared for a storm?
With most of the nation experiencing Storm like conditions now is a great time to prepare in case of a storm. In advance of a storm, it is recommended to weatherproof your home by doing the following.
- Although this is not guaranteed to prevent freezing you should insulate any water lines that run along the exterior walls.
- Windows and doors should be caulked and weather-stripped.
- Have your walls and attic insulated.
- Repair any roof leaks and remove any tree branches that can possibly fall onto your home and or other structure during a storm.
It is recommended to have your chimney and or flue inspected each year. Especially if you plan on using your fireplace and or wood stove for emergency heating. Also, if you use a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater you should have a battery-operated smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector near the area to be heated. Please make sure to check the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detector at the lease twice a year. Here at SERVPRO Thousand Oaks we wish you safe winter.