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Extreme Cold Safety Tips

2/10/2021 (Permalink)



  1. Only travel if you have to. In extreme cold, you shouldn’t travel unless it’s absolutely necessary. If you drive, make sure you have a flashlight with fresh batteries and a full tank of gas.
  2. Dress warmly. If you have to leave the house, wear several layers of loose-fitting clothes. The air trapped between each sweater or coat can retain your body heat and help keep you warm.
  3. Protect your extremities. Keep your earlobes, fingers, toes and the tip of your nose covered when you go outside. These areas have the highest risk for frostbite if they aren’t properly protected. To keep your fingers warmer, opt for mittens instead of gloves.
  4. Take it easy on ice. If you venture outside, watch out for ice – which can cause you (or others) to slip and fall. Rock salt loses its effectiveness below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, so use ice melt on surfaces like sidewalks, stairs and driveways. You can also spread sand on your walkways to provide a little more traction.
  5. Watch over babies, pets and the elderly. Babies have a harder time maintaining their body temperature than adults, so it’s best to keep them bundled up and away from extreme cold. It’s more difficult for the elderly to regulate their temperature, too.  Check on your neighbors and keep your pets inside

Spring is trying to get here!!!!

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Winter takes its' toll on your roof

As the weather begins to change for the better, take some time to look into your roofing needs before they become larger problems.

Roofing problems may cause problems on the inside of your home.  slow leaks into your home will result in water remediation and or MOLD remediation.

Performing some preventative maintenance will help prevent bigger problems down the road.

If you can't do the preventive maintenance on your own, then call your local roofing company.

Spring Preventative Maintenance

?   Walk the roof and look for foreign debris and excess dirt build up

?   Check gutters to ensure leaves or other debris are not causing back-up or leakage

?   Look for cracks, splits, or tears in roofing material

?   Inspect roof mounted units, pipes, and vents for cracks or failed termination

?   Ensure sealants and flashing are secure

?   Remove overhanging tree limbs to eliminate possible damage to the roof surface

Fall is in the Air

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Beautiful Fall Pittsburgh

As the weather begins to turn, it's the perfect time to ensure that you, your home and automobiles are prepared for the colder weather. Take a minute to read from our winter preparation check-list. Don't wait until the last minute! Making sure you are ready for winter could save you on costly repairs.

Winter Preparation Check-list

?   Your roof should be free of debris that may clog gutters. Debris can also cause damage when blowing around the roof surface and pose a blow off risk to customers and the public.

?   Be sure downspouts are secure, and able to bare normal ice and snow loads. A lack of positive drainage in the winter time can cause ice dams and roof leaks if not addressed prior to the winter.

?   Check the condition of your tires. Do they have enough tread to get you through the winter? Is it time to change over to snow tires?

?   During infamous Pittsburgh winter storms, low lying branches can break from the snow load and damage your roof, break windows, knock down your power lines. It is very important to identify these hazards now, and have them taken care of.

?   Do you have a good snow shovel? Do you have ice melt and/or sand?  Do you need to have your snow blower serviced?  Do you have ice scrapers in all of your vehicles?

?   Lastly, have you turned off all your water lines that go to the outside? Have you drained your hoses?  If you have a sprinkler system, have you had it winterized?