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If winter weather should bring damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Rapid City for fast, restorative solutions.

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

a close-up image of a car and tire moving through snow What to Know About Winter Weather Safety | SERVPRO® of Rapid City

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also probably the busiest! No matter what’s on your calendar, you can become so overwhelmed that you forget some other mundane things.

These “mundane” things can be something as important as safety, and that is something we can’t risk. Rapid City is known to have some pretty frosty winters.

So, let’s take a look at some things that you can do to help prepare your family, home and other important things.

<h3your-family">Protect Your Family

Communication is the lifeline to any relationship. And that saying goes for your family and preparing for any event that you can.

Your family must know what the emergency action plan is. By communicating this plan well, you can help reduce the fear for everyone.

Your family and your home are priorities, but your vehicle is a priority as well. That’s why it’s important to winterize your vehicle and make sure that you have all the necessary parts to help your car run smoothly during the winter months.

Keep your car prepped with an emergency safety kit, spare warm clothing, and other items to be prepared in case you have to take shelter in your vehicle.

<h3your-home">Protect Your Home

Winter weather typically brings freezing temperatures at some point or another, and freezing temps mean you can experience frozen pipes. This is one of the greatest dangers for homeowners during the winter. That’s why you need to be aware of potential dangers and what you can do to help prevent this costly headache.

Before you get turn any heating device on in your home, make sure that it is working well. If you use wood to help with heating, ensure that your fireplace is cleaned out and well-ventilated. It’s also imperative that you use only proper fueling agents to help ignite any fire.

<h3your-pets">Protect Your Pets

Our pets are another part of our family, and like you wouldn’t leave plants out in the freezing temperatures, you should never leave your pets out in those temps either. Bring your pets inside since they can’t handle extreme winter storms.

Horses and cattle are different. While they can’t be brought indoors, they still need to be cared for. Make sure these animals have a shelter of some kind, and they have plenty of food and thawed water.

<h3for-melts-and-flooding">Watch for Melts and Flooding

Winter weather brings snow and ice, and eventually, these things will melt and potentially cause dangerous floods.. Make sure you are staying aware of weather updates about potential flooding put out by your local officials.

If winter weather should bring damage or flooding to your home or business, contact SERVPRO for fast, restorative solutions.

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