Dayton, Ohio, has already experienced some big winter storms — and we’re not in the clear yet. Below are some helpful ways to prepare in case forecasters begin predicting another. Storm Prep 101 While Dayton homes see an average annual snowfall of 12.3 inches, this winter could be worse. Read these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to learn how to prepare for snow and ice:
  • Purchase salt and sand, and preemptively sprinkle them on driveways and sidewalks.
  • Watch a local weather channel so you’re up-to-date on the latest warnings and advisories.
  • Remember to bring your pets inside so they are protected from the elements.
  • Ensure your vehicle’s tires are in good condition, and fill up the gas tank.
  • Create a car emergency kit.
  • Learn where the nearest public shelters are in case your home experiences a power outage and the heating stops working.
In addition to these tips, we suggest putting together a home storm kit that includes food, bottled water, warm blankets, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, and a basic first-aid kit. Heating Checks While we hope the Dayton forecast will thaw out, it’s always wise to be prepared in case Mother Nature throws an icy curveball. Help prevent heating failure by letting the professionals at Allied Services, Inc. check your heating system. We also specialize in doing HVAC, heat pump, and furnace repairs and tune ups. Stay warm this winter with some help from Allied. Call (937) 269-5059 to make an appointment with one of our professionals today. We look forward to serving you!