Winter is coming, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (and several other federal government agencies and non-profit organizations) is sponsoring its annual Winter Hazard Awareness Week from November 10 through November 14. Tuesday, November 11, is Outdoor Winter Safety day. Here are a few of our favorite tips.
- Remember that there is no such thing as safe ice. You cannot judge how safe ice on a pond or other body of water is just by looking at it. The only safe place to ice skate is an ice skating rink.
- Make sure your driveway and sidewalks are shoveled after every storm, but try not to overdo it and take on more than you can handle. You risk serious injury or worse!
- If you notice that your roof is leaking, it is imperative that you call on roofing experts like us right away. Ice dams easily form during the winter, especially after a bad storm, so hiring professionals like us for ice dam steaming means the ice dams will be safely removed without causing further damage to your roof and gutters and without the risk of injury to you or another member of your family. Dealing with the problem now could save you a bundle of money and hassle in the long run!
- Make sure you know the signs of frost bite and hypothermia. Signs of frost bite include tingling, burning, numbness, itching or cold sensations in the areas that are being affected. Signs of hypothermia include confusion, sleepiness, shivering, weakness and drowsiness. These can affect you no matter what you are doing outside if the temperatures are cold enough.
Are you in need of ice dam steaming or other home exterior services? Call Total Home Exteriors at 612-388-7795 or you can Contact Us.