Thanks to a certain groundhog, who shall not be named, we can look forward to six more weeks of winter. Cold temperatures and freezing rain are on the way to San Antonio again and, if you haven’t prepared for the freeze, it’s time to get a-movin’.
Safeguard your Garden
Prep your Pipes
- Bring small potted plants inside
- Cover plants remaining outdoors with fabric sheets.
- Cotton and linen will breathe, preventing access moisture from building up and damaging the plants.
- If you have to use plastic sheets, make sure to remove them in the morning so that built up moisture under the plastic doesn’t freeze.
- Pay special attention to potted plants and actively blooming plants. They are the most susceptible to frost damage.
- Cover any pipes exposed to outdoor or freezing air.
- Let your faucets drip. This doesn’t prevent a pipe from freezing, but it will prevent a pipe from bursting due to built up pressure.
- Before driving in icy conditions, check www.drivetexas.org for accidents, traffic and closed roads.
- Keep your home at safe temperature using your heater. Keeping your home a comfortable 70 degrees is easier in the winter than it is during the summer! You can even set your thermostat lower, grab a cozy blanket, some hot cocoa and enjoy the energy savings.
- Sprinkle natural, clay kitty litter on slippery decks, steps and sidewalks if you have to use them.
- Make sure to defrost all windshields completely before driving. Start your car with plenty of time for the defroster to get to work. After that your wipers, a spatula, old gift card or actual ice scraper should do the trick!
- Bring your pets inside. If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them! If they’re small, you can aggravate Monica Geller’s number one pet peeve and dress them in a warm sweater.
From all of us at Elmer’s One Hour Air
, stay warm and safe for the rest of this long winter! And remember, if you’re in need of heater repair in San Antonio
, call us today!