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Protect Your Art Studio from Snow and Ice
Preparing for a winter storm
- BEFORE the cold season arrives make sure your studio’s emergency kit is well stocked.
- Have your studio’s heating system cleaned and maintained, and your business vehicle winterized. A full tank of fuel in your car will lessen the likelihood of a frozen fuel line.
- If you haven’t already, download weather and emergency apps to your phone like Red Cross, FEMA, and The Weather Channel.
- A NOAA weather radio announces weather alerts and warnings from the National Weather Service. It is best to have a model with battery backup.
- Check the Power Outage page for additional precautions.
- Frozen pipes will burst, causing significant water damage. Keep your studio heated when you are away and make sure none of your plumbing is exposed to exterior cold.
During a winter storm
- Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to keep warm. Don’t use a generator or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning device in an enclosed or partially enclosed area.
- Consider going to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely and your home and studio lose power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies. Text SHELTER + your Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter or use the shelter finding tool on your phone’s emergency app.
- If there is a chance of pipes freezing, you can leave faucets running at a trickle to help avoid that.