It’s been awfully cold this winter.
Since it’s been abnormally cold lately, it’s worth sharing a few tips about preventing frozen pipes. (These are from the American Red Cross.)
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing because the temperature of the water running through it is above freezing.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
Continue reading How to Prevent and Treat Frozen Pipes at Home
The Beacon Hose Blaze newsletter for February 2015 highlights Chief Jim Trzaski’s messages about the necessity for safety during emergency responses. Read Chief’s message and the entire newsletter below, or click here.
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Update: Thanks for your support!
We need to clear fire hydrants around town after the latest snowstorm this week — you know, the one that was bigger than the fearsome blizzard — so we have started a new Adopt-a-Hydrant contest here in Beacon Falls.
If you have a fire hydrant near your property, we need you to help us out by clearing away the snow and ice (3 feet on all sides, including a path to the road). This could make all the difference in us being able to save life and property in case of a fire in your neighborhood. If you can do that for us, here’s how to enter the contest:
Continue reading Help Beacon Hose with our Adopt-a-Hydrant Contest
The Beacon Hose Blaze newsletter for December 2014 highlights Chief Jim Trzaski’s messages about the importance of preparedness for all Beacon Hose members. Read Chief’s message and the entire newsletter below, or click here.
Continue reading Preparedness Highlighted in December Newsletter
The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean them. Here is a list of safety tips, as provided by the National Fire Protection Association, to help keep your laundry area safe and fire-free.
Continue reading Tips to Prevent Fires in the Laundry Room