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Winter Storm Preparations

Winter Storm Preparations

Here in the Western Michigan area we’ve gotten a small reprieve from Jack Frost and his winter blasts. But they are ramping up again soon and with the snowfalls expected, it is a good plan to have some preparations in place.

Thanks to the Red Cross, here are a few tips to help you prepare yourself and your family for a winter storm:

– Make sure your home heating sources are installed according to local codes and permit requirements and are clean and in working order.

– Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out.

– Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide an extra layer of insulation to keep cold air out.

– Stoves must be properly vented and in good working order. Dispose of ashes safely. Keep a supply of wood or coal on hand.

– Electric space heaters, either portable or fixed, must be certified by an independent testing laboratory. Plug a heater directly into the wall socket rather than using an extension cord and unplug it when it is not in use.

– Consider storing sufficient heating fuel. Regular fuel sources may be cut off. Be cautious of fire hazards when storing any type of fuel.

– If you have a fireplace, consider keeping a supply of firewood or coal. Be sure the fireplace is properly vented and in good working order and that you dispose of ashes safely.

Be sure to check out the full article HERE for more tips on preparing for winter storms!

Contact Us!

At Marsilje & Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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