How to Survive a Wisconsin Snow Emergency in Your Home

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Wisconsin home buried in snow

 Winter is coming.

It might not feel like it now, but those awful Wisconsin snowstorms could be at our doorstep any day now. When news of a winter storm hits your local area, it’s important to take the necessary steps in preparing your family and your home for the worst. Putting together a well thought-out plan will also save you a ton of money on exterior storm damage!

Follow these 3 easy steps to ensure a stress-free snow emergency:

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Step 1: Prepare Your Home Before the Storm Hits

There are several ways to prepare your home for a snow emergency inside and out. Consider the tips listed below for an easier transition into the cold winter months:  

  • Place plastic film or rubber sealing inside windows for extra insulation
  • Charge laptops, phones, & tablets ahead of time
  • Check your pipes to prevent freezing
  • Make snow emergency survival kit (see step 2)
  • Prepare a plan with your family, including pets, children, elderly, etc.
  • Stay informed with your local weather station
  • Prepare your car: fuel up, install snow tires, & store an ice scraper, first aid kit, blankets, & food in the trunk

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Step 2: Make a Snow Emergency Survival Kit

Now is the time to gather necessary supplies for a safe snow emergency situation. Make sure to keep track of expiration dates and swap-out any outdated items for new. Feel free to add any other necessities to your list, depending on the situation.

If possible, pack the following items in a fire and waterproof bag:

  • Ice melting material
  • Snow shovel
  • Heating fuel
  • Nonperishable food & bottled water for adults, children, elderly, & pets (3-day supply)
  • Blankets & sleeping bagSnow emergency first aid kit
  • Warm outerwear clothes & boots
  • Weather radio
  • Camping stove or grill
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Cash
  • First-aid kit
  • Portable charger for mobile phone
  • Matches/lighter
  • Personal & toiletry items

With our Wisconsin weather completely unpredictable, being overly prepared is the way to go. You’ll be glad you did!

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Step 3: Call Waterford’s Landscaping Company for Snow Removal Immediately

Once the winter storm has subsided, there’s a ton of snow leftovers to clean up. Snow barricades itself in doorways, garages, gutters, and on top of roofs, making it difficult to go anywhere. Where do you go from here?

Loomis Landscaping provides residential snow removal services across Wisconsin; armed with shovels, snowplowers, and other professional-grade snow removal equipment. We clear snow and ice from high-traffic areas, ensuring safety for all outdoor activities.

Whether you need a Yeti-sized mound of snow removed, or your driveway plowed after a night of flurries, look to our snow maintenance experts for effective remediation. During the warmer months, we also repair retaining walls, install A-grade decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, and more!

Protect your home from Wisconsin snowstorms and call our residential snow removal services at Loomis Landscaping now.

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