There is currently a wind chill warning in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 11 a.m. on Thursday in Southeastern Michigan. Take care of yourself and home as temperatures continue to drop with these safety tips:
1. Turn up your heat higher than normal during extreme cold conditions. Keeping your home at 70 degrees and making sure nothing is blocking vents allows optimum heat circulation in your home. We also encourage you to put your programmable thermostats on hold for the next few days, as with extreme cold it is difficult for furnace or boilers to recover the heat.
2. Open cabinet doors to let heat in and allow circulation around plumbing to prevent frozen pipes. Let water supply line drip from the faucet to help keep water running through the pipes instead of freezing. If a pipe does freeze and burst, make sure you know how to shut the water off from your home to prevent flooding.
3. Limit your time opening doors outside, including your attached garage overhead door. If you leave your garage door open during the severe cold, any water supply lines are at risk of freezing.
4. Do not use a stovetop, oven, or charcoal grill to heat your home. In the case of a power outage, do not use a generator inside your home or garage to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure is the generator is at least 25 feet away from your home.
5. To keep you and your family safe, limit your time outside. If you do need to travel outdoors, make sure to wear layers of warm clothing, waterproof boots, and ensure you have a full tank of gas and emergency preparedness kit.
If you have any questions or experience any property damage during this wind chill warning, please contact Zolman Restoration at (800) 799-8560.