Cooler air, shorter days and pumpkin spice everything… it’s official we need to prepare for winter. Before the weather gets completely unbearable, enjoy the beautiful Minnesota fall by taking care of a few tasks around the house to protect and save all winter long.
Prepare - Prevent - Practice
October is Fire Prevention month and a great time to make sure we are prepared for the unimaginable. In the U.S. in 2017, there were a total of 357,000 home fires. To bring it close to home, in 2016 Minnesota reported a total of 4,621 residential fires with over $125 million in damage.
There are many things about summertime that give you a burst of energy, after all with the long Minnesota winter, you have to take advantage of every bit of summertime. The grilling, lake time, bonfires, fireworks, camping, traveling and family fun are just a few of the benefits of summertime.
Each summer, out of town alarm companies send out people to communities across the country to go door-to-door and persuade homeowners into purchasing a new alarm system. These people, while appearing friendly, have been found to use deceptive sales tactics and often misrepresent themselves and the companies they work for.
Fall and winter may mean shorter days and unbearable cold weather for most of us. But there's also something comforting about the need to hunker down and cozy-up by the fire.
At least, that's how it could or should be, provided you take some sensible precautions to protect your home and family from the challenges of the seasons. We've had a taste of the change in temperature and the fluffy snow we all love so much! If you haven't yet, don't forget to follow these steps. A proactive approach will be less costly than a reactive one.