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  • Post last modified:October 20, 2020
  • Post category:Homeowners Insurance

Winters are all about the feels; the most important of these feelings is safety. When you’re wrapped up in a warm blanket, sitting around a fire with your family, you feel happy, at ease, and secure. And we want you to keep feeling that – safe – but in addition to that, we want you to practice winter safety measures too. 

Cold can be dangerous; it can be fatal. Here are a few winter safety tips that you must take into consideration and practice in order to keep yourself and your family safe from any and every harm. 

Prepare yourself for the worst.

Wait, wait! We don’t mean to scare you. But, you should always prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Therefore, 

  1. Always wear appropriate winter clothing when outside. Wear loads of inner layers, wind-resistant upper wear, tightly woven sweaters, mittens, waterproof boats, etc. Bulk up your clothing. 
  2. When working outside in the cold, sprinkle some cat litter or sand on the ice patches to create some sort of friction. Plus, always take a cell phone and an emergency kit with you when you travel. 
  3. Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers. Moreover, keep your emergency kit up to date. Flashlight, an NOAA Weather Radio, battery lamps, extra batteries, first-aid kit, extra medicine, baby items, etc. everything must be kept in consideration.
  4. Get an Auto-Insurance so that in case of accidents, your expenses are covered. 

Winterize your home 

Winterizing isn’t a term most of us are familiar with, but, it is extremely important that we pay heed to its meaning. Winterizing is “adapt or prepare (something, especially a house) for use in cold weather.” Now, your house is one of your most prized possessions. Let us not allow winter to freeze its structure. Here is how you can do that: 

  1. Make sure that your house and pipes are properly insulated. 
  2. Get your chimneys cleaned. 
  3. Make sure that your smoke detectors are in order and are working properly. 
  4. Make sure that the exterior of your house is sound enough to tackle the heavy snow. 
  5. Always keep an emergency to-go kit ready in case of sudden evacuation/ relocation notices in the wake of deteriorating weather conditions. 

Please don’t fall for the snow!

Just like a toxic ex, snow looks pretty on the outside but is a pain to deal with in reality. Did you know that falls due to snow and slipping are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in adults ranging from 45 years and above? Well, now, you do! 

  1. Always wear snow-specific shoes when you go out. 
  2. Don’t stay out too late as its harder to track your steps accurately in the dark; plus, it gets very cold here in Connecticut in the night.
  3. Maintain your balance at all times. 
  4. Don’t hold too much in your hand. This will help you balance yourself. 

Whether winters are your thing or not, you have to live through them regardless. It’s better that you make it out in perfect shape. You see, our tips are affordable. Anyone can practice them very easily, and they aren’t too much to plan out. All you need is a little vigilance here and some attention there, and you’ll be good for winters. 

The Takeaway

Our homeowners’ insurance will keep you and your house safe in winters. But, you need to take care of yourself too. We want you to always be in the best of health. For any information on your homeowner’s policy or for a free, no-obligation quote today give us a call at (860) 684- 5270 or visit our website at

Happy winterizing!