Protecting your home and pets against the cold
Friday, November 5th 2004, 6:21 am
By: News On 6
Northeastern Oklahoma had its first real cold snap Thursday night and early Friday morning. That should serve as a reminder that Old Man Winter is on the way.
To make sure everything stays in working order, now is a good time to winterize your life.
6 in the Morning reporter Omar Villafranca offers some tips on what to do. It didn't get bitterly cold overnight, but the cold snap should serve as a reminder to get ready for the cold season. Now let's talk about your home.
There are a bunch of old homes in the Tulsa area and old homes have drafty doors. All you need is a little insulation to line your doorframe to keep the warm air in and cold air out.
And of course, take care of your pipes. If we get a big freeze, it's possible for pipes to burst. There are dozens of products on the market to keep your pipes warm and working. Greg Welborn with Best Electric and Hardware: "First thing with the pipes is to keep them, air from going across the pipes.â€
And if it's going to get chilly, don't forget about your cats and dogs. Friday morning wasn't too bad. If they have a dog house, throw them a blanket or two, but if it gets real cold, bring them inside.