The winter season can be extremely hazardous for your vehicle and your house. Winter weather is credited for more accidents than any other season. The key to making it through any winter is being prepared. Preparation before hand can prevent a lot of damage to your home or car.
The cold weather can wreak havoc on your home even if you are prepared for it. Water pipes can potentially be frozen during the winter time which can lead to it bursting. Rooftops can collapse from added weight due to snow and ice. Gutters may clog and cause water damage to your roof. There are ways to try and avoid these from becoming problems. Leave cabinets open so the heat can reach the pipes and leave sinks dripping to help avoid a frozen or burst pipe. Clean out your gutters so there is nothing to obstruct the flow and cause damage.
Road conditions become very hazardous in the cold. Wet or icy roads can cause a loss in tire traction, rain or snow can greatly impair visibility while driving, and with all the holiday distractions drivers may not be paying full attention. Any one of those can lead to a potentially fatal accident. Drive using slow, deliberate maneuvers to reduce your potential of being in or causing an accident.
Preparing for the winter is good to avoid accidents but the best way to prepare is by getting an insurance plan that fits your needs. Talk over your situation with an experienced insurance agent to find what best suits your winter needs.