Winter is here, and so is the chilly weather! Whether you’re spending time outdoors making s’mores or watching movies in the comfort of your bed, staying warm is probably one of your biggest concerns this winter. Here are some helpful tips from Glen Lerner injury attorneys to help you stay toasty this winter.
Dress Warmly to Stay Toasty
This one is self-explanatory but important. Always check the weather to see how warmly you should dress. It’s always better to be too warm than too cold in the winter. Try to pick clothes that contain wool instead of cotton, as wool is a better insulator.
Manage Your Heater
When using a space heater, keep all flammable objects at least three feet away. A space heater should never be the primary source of heat in your home. Place all heaters on a flat, level surface that cannot be knocked over. You should never use an appliance such as an oven to heat your home. Never use a coal, gas, or propane powered device inside your home. Fire places are an acceptable method to stay toasty, but always make sure there is a screen and that your children are supervised at all times.
Insulate Your Home
Make sure you insulate your home properly, especially if you have an attic. Turn off your sprinkler system, as having the sprinklers exposed can result in potential damage. Cover any exposed pipes in newspaper and plastic to keep moisture out. Maintain locks and fences and other barriers to protect children. If you have a pool, follow the manufacturer’s guide or contact a professional for winter maintenance guidelines.
Be Safe While Driving
Before you drive, inspect your vehicle! Have the tires, the oil, the brakes, and all other components checked. Also, you should never have the engine running in a closed space, and you should make sure your tailpipe is free of blockage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Drive safe out there, and if you suffer an injury on the road, contact Glen Lerner right away!
Keep Your Pets Warm Too
If you’re cold, chances are, your pet is cold, too. If possible, do not leave your pets outdoors this winter, especially if they usually stay indoors. Do not shave your pets down to their skin. Make sure they have extra bedding to stay warm. You should make sure the water in their bowls doesn’t freeze, too!
Were you Injured this Winter?
If you suffered a personal injury, don’t wait, call Glen Lerner today! Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm, and our phone line is open 24/7 at 1-800-GET-GLEN. If you want to contact us online, visit our website and check out our LiveChat feature. Consultations are free. We do not collect any fees unless we win your case, so don’t wait! Call Glen Lerner today!