In this quick read, we will go over some easy tips to save you time and keep you as safe as possible this Winter. 

It is no secret that winter can be full of sudden surprises. Snow storms, icy weather, falling ice, and hidden slippery surfaces to name a few, are some of the everyday challenges winter survivors are forced to face. Being prepared can help brighten up your winter day. 

1.  Defrosting Your Windshield

Always check the weather and temperature for the next morning. Once it starts to get below freezing point, go out to your car 10 minutes before you have to leave and turn on the defroster. If you end up forgetting, don’t worry. Fill a bucket with lukewarm water to pour over your windshield to speed up the process. Be very careful to make sure the water is not too hot as the temperature difference could cause the windshield to crack.

2.  Trim The Branches Over Your Roof

Don’t forget to trim any tall trees above your roof. If the branches are very dense and the snow builds up and freezes, the weight of the branch could have it snapping off and crashing into your roof or windows and leave you with a lot of damage. Be sure to trim the branches before it gets too cold. 

3. Beware of Icicles

Yes. Icicles. Icicles can be very dangerous. Make sure to grab a broom or a long object to break off the icicles hanging from your roof. This helps prevent icicles from melting and dripping over innocent bystanders as the temperature increases. On top of this, strong winds can cause icicles to fall and  potentially harm somebody.

4. LavaGrip

Finally, don’t forget to add LavaGrip to your ice control plan this season. LavaGrip is a traction aid that helps prevent slips and falls on icy sidewalks or driveways. We’ve all been there. We have all rushed out to our cars one morning but didn’t see the thin layer of slippery ice before going down.. Add LavaGrip to your ice control plan to help prevent slips and falls like these.  LavaGrip gives instant traction on icy surfaces and it’s black colour makes it highly visible so that you know where you have already applied it and where you may need to reapply it. On top of this, it is also 100% organic and reusable. Sweep up excess LavaGrip after the ice melts and put it in a container for the next time you need to reapply it. Check out our website and social media pages to see all of the many great qualities of LavaGrip!

At the end of the day, winter can be a beautiful season but there are a lot of dangers that come with it. Don’t spend your days counting down until the spring, but instead, be prepared this winter by following these winter tips!