Tag: Homes

Fall Home Heating Saftey Tips

Big Bear, Ca, October 12, 2011, 5:00pm – Cold weather is upon us and with the change in seasons comes the need to warm our homes and businesses.  The following tips can help you stay warm while remaining safe during the winter months:  Have a professional check and service your heating system each year.  This not only helps to prevent hazardous situations from occurring, but also maintains the efficiency of your heater.  When using a wood burning stove, fireplace or insert, burn only dry, well-seasoned wood. Never use flammable liquids or excessive amounts of paper to start or accelerate a fire.  Keep a metal or glass screen in front of fireplace or stove openings to prevent fire and airborne embers from escaping.  Never leave a fire unattended, always extinguish the flames before leaving the house or going to sleep.  Always dispose of ashes into a metal container with a tight-fitting lid.  Never put ashes in paper bags of cardboard boxes.  Ashes can retain heat, making them capable of igniting a fire for several days.  Ashes should be thoroughly soaked to ensure they are extinguished.  If ashes are disposed of at a public dumpsite, do not put them in the trash receptacle, but in the dumpster marked for ashes only.  For additional information on this or other fire/life safety topics, contact your local fire department:  Big Bear City Fire Department...

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Fall Is In The Air – Time To Think About Winterizing Your Home

Big Bear, Ca, September 29, 2011, 3:00pm – With the fall season in the air, the City of Big Bear Lake would like to remind you to prepare your homes for the winter months.  Residents of the City of Big Bear Lake can purchase snow poles at the city offices.  Snow Poles are beneficial to home owners and renters to mark where their drive way is for berm reduction after the plows come through your street.   Second homeowners who live throughout the valley should start to think about winterizing their homes.  Homes that are not occupied constantly throughout the winter months should have their water shut off and drained from the house to reduce the chance of pipes bursting.  The Big Bear Community Services District provides a full list of ways to winterize your home.  All residents should also winterize their sprinkler systems in the winter months.  For more information on winterizing your home, or how to get snow poles visit www.citybigbearlake.com or...

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