Keeping your home safe no matter what the season is one of the most important responsibilities of homeownership. Winter is a particularly vulnerable time. Weather is usually not on your side, and having to deal with cold, snow, sleet, and ice poses unique challenges. At S & S Insurance Services Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK, making sure your home is protected is our specialty. As independent agents, we offer a variety of home insurance products to meet your particular needs.
Carbon monoxide is one of the great dangers of wintertime. It has no scent, taste, or color, and you won’t even know you are being endangered. It is important for your entire family’s safety that you have a carbon monoxide detector, and it has fresh batteries before winter begins.
Repair and clean chimney
When the temperatures drop, having a roaring fire in your fireplace is appealing. Don’t give in to that urge until you have had your chimney cleaned and any masonry issued repaired.
Trim tree branches
Tree branches that get too close to your roof can cause damage. Winter weather with high winds and ice can damage trees. Getting branches trimmed away from your house is essential.
Water standing in gutters in the cold weather can freeze and cause damage to your roof. Having clean gutters allows rainwater to reach your downspouts. Be sure downspouts are directed away from your home.
Make sure pipes are insulated.
Turn off water to your exterior faucets and make sure any exposed pipes are insulated to protect against freezing.
Have sand and salt on hand
Ice is a big danger in the winter, and someone slipping and falling on your property can lead to expensive claims. Have salt and sand on hand to minimize the risk.
Contact S & S Insurance Services Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK for all your insurance needs.