Winter Home Safety Starts With A Little Bit Of Education

I live in Southern California where it rarely, if ever snows. I built a cabin in the mountains one time during the winter and that was enough winter education for me, to last a lifetime. I probably know more about winter home safety, then most people that actually live in the snow and would like to give you a few pointers and reminders about home winter safety around your house.

Ice is slippery. I can't say it any better than that, so if you have ice on your driveway, sidewalks or anywhere else around your home, it should be removed as soon as possible. You should also inform others who live in your home or are coming to visit your home, about the ice problems you're having.

Snow often melts. If the snow is outside, this might not be a problem. However, if people continue to track the snow into your home, it could be. Designate a certain section of your home, possibly near the entryway or back door of your home, as an area to remove all wet clothing and shoes. You should also keep this area as dry as possible to prevent mold and mildew from moisture.

If possible, stay inside your home once temperatures drop below 30°. There are all sorts of health hazards, once temperatures start to drop below freezing. If you live in an area where temperatures drop below 0°F, I would advise that you get a little more information about severe weather temperatures.

Whenever it's cold outside and warm in your home, you could have problems adjusting to these temperatures. This might be a bigger problem with young children. If you're going in and out of a warm home into extremely cold weather, all day long, you could find yourself with a family of sick people.

You should also try to avoid running around or strenuous activities in cold temperatures also. Well, that's your little bit of education for winter home safety. I hope it helps and I wish only the best to your family, for this holiday season.