What You Can Do To Prepare For Winter Before It Hits

by Rachel Laurendeau on October 10, 2013

snow removal AuroraI hate to be the bearer of bad news folks, but winter is on it’s way and there is no stopping it. I guess the best thing to do is to embrace the thought of warm beverages by the fire and get organized so that the change of seasons is as painless as possible.

In the article “Preparing For Winter – Some Common Sense Suggestions,” Dr. Jim Angel, State Climatologist for Illinois gives excellent (albeit basic) suggestions for preparations that can be made at this time of the year, before the first heavy snowfall.

Make sure you have a snow shovel and a supply of salt or sand before the first storm.

“Have your furnace checked for proper and safe operations. If your furnace breaks down after a heavy snow, service personnel may not be able to reach you.

“Winterize your car. Make sure it is in top running condition for the long winter ahead.

Of course you’ll want to make sure that your home, tools, supplies and vehicle are ready for winter before it hits hard. Following Dr. Angel’s recommendations would be a great start but if you are unable to do your own snow removal and plowing or, simply prefer not to do it yourself, be sure to add to your to-do list establishing a contract with a professional IL snow removal contractor as soon as possible so that you have preferential service.

These are just a few of the basic preparations to take into account. We’ll talk about being prepared for a winter storm in an upcoming blog, so stay tuned.

Resource: ISWS – State Climatologist Office For Illinois

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