While we won't soon forget the recent snow and sub-zero temps (24 degrees below zero, seriously?) it is easy to overlook some basic tips that could help you avoid a claim or lessen the damage from winter's risks.
- Avoid side roads in cities — If you have to drive, avoid side roads that may contain long-lasting ice or snow.
- Be prepared — Keep blankets, jumper cables, and other supplies in your car in case of a breakdown.
- Watch for cracks — Ice can widen existing cracks in your home or walkways, so make sure to use salt or clear it if possible.
- Shovel for safety — Lawsuits still happen from accidents on ice in front of homes. Shovel your property to avoid an issue.
Being prepared can help you get through the winter blues. Stay warm!