With the power outages many people across Ontario have experienced this winter, it’s a good idea to be prepared for a winter emergency in case the weather turns. Going without electricity for a few hours is manageable but when that timeframe stretches into days or a week, even the most prepared family will experience hardships.…… Continue reading Will you be ready for a power outage this winter?
Have you noticed tiny droplets of moisture – otherwise known as condensation – forming on the inside of your windows this winter? If so, you likely have an issue of high indoor humidity. So, why does it happen? New homes in Canada are built to be airtight, limiting the flow of air in and out…… Continue reading Is there too much moisture in your home?
It’s winter again and snow accumulation can also mean higher risk of basement flooding during those unexpected thaws and, eventually, spring. What can you do to minimize your risk? If you have two feet or more of snow accumulation on your roof, consider hiring a professional to rake the snow off the edges. The weight…… Continue reading Protect your home from melting snow damage
With the warmer temperatures schedule for the next couple of days, it’s a good time to take a walk around your property making sure that your gas meter and exhaust vents are free and clear of snow build up. This helps ensure that gas-fired equipment functions safely and efficiently, and allows Union Gas easy access…… Continue reading Gas Meter and exhaust vents
Snow blowers are great tools for removing snow; but just like any other tool, they should not be treated like toys. There are some safety precautions you should keep in mind when operating a snow blower. Not following those safety precautions can cause serious injury to you or others around you, and may damage the…… Continue reading Snowblower Safety
If it’s too cold for you to go outside, it’s too cold for your pet! Winter’s chill affects animals, just like it affects people. Every year, the Ontario SPCA investigates thousands of complaints about animals left unprotected from winter weather. Exposure to harsh conditions can cause serious illness or death to animals, particularly during periods…… Continue reading Cold weather safety for your pets
It’s a good idea to have an emergency car kit in your car, especially when travelling in the winter months. The basic emergency kit for cars should include the following items: Food That won’t spoil, such as energy bars Water In plastic bottles so they won’t break if frozen (change every six months) Blanket Extra…… Continue reading Emergency Car Kit