If you’re a seasoned Connecticut resident, then you know that we tend to get our fair share of harsh storms every year. Still, it’s surprising to know that many homeowners and tenants fail to prepare properly for them. Today, we’ll explain what you should do in order to stay safe and warm during the next snowstorm.

Stock Up On Food 2 Weeks In Advance

If you know a snowstorm is coming, then you shouldn’t wait until the week of to visit the grocery store. There’s nothing worse than waiting in long check-out lines. If you wait until the last minute, then that’s exactly what you’ll have to endure. In addition, you’ll be likely to find a scarce selection of food to choose from. Remember that saying “the early bird gets the worm?” It couldn’t be more true: if you want to stock up properly, then get there before the rush.

Salt Your Steps, Walkway & Driveway

What comes with Snow? That’s right: ice. Have you ever noticed how your bottom step always seems to get iced over? And even though we sort of expect it, it’s just as easy to forget when you’re rushing off to work in the morning. If you forget, then chances are that others in your house will forget, too. So, be proactive and salt your steps, walkway, and driveway.

Top Off Your Car’s Coolant & Consider Snow Tires

When you’re commuting to and from work on a cold snowy day, few things are as crucial to your safety and comfort as your car’s defroster. In order to make it to work safely, you must be able to see through your windshield clearly. If your defroster doesn’t work, it will be difficult to keep your windshield fog-free; therefore, make sure to top off all of your car’s fluids before the snowstorm. In addition, if you drive a FWD vehicle, then we recommend switching to snow tires for the remainder of the winter. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in snow: it’s scary, and at times, quite dangerous. With snow tires, your risk of spinning out and/or getting stuck will be severely reduced.

Have Your Generator Inspected

If the power goes out, what will you do? If you don’t have at least a backup generator, then we strongly consider investing in one. If you do own a generator, then make sure to have it professionally inspected.