Preparing Your Home for Fire Season

Monday, 28 October 2019 16:15

As you’re gearing up for the holiday season, don’t forget to prepare your home for fire season. It’s not as cheery and merry, we know, but it is essential in keeping your family and property safe. While house fires can occur at any time of year, there is a spike in December and January. Space heaters, electric blankets, woodstoves and fireplaces, Christmas trees and lights that are used improperly or exposed to flammable materials can catch fire; and because there is less moisture in the air, our homes are drier. This makes it easier for a fire to spread. 

If you are a business owner or manager in Wilkes or Iredell County, NC, or somewhere in the surrounding area, you have chosen a great place in which to invest. Our foothills and piedmont communities are second-to-none in the state. We have industrious and innovative residents. For example, Wilkes County residents helped produced recognizable names and brands like Lowes Hardware, Lowes Foods, NASCAR, and the Carolina Mirror Company. Iredell County is now a hub for NASCAR and Lowes Hardware, and in both counties and throughout the surrounding area there are reputable small businesses, restaurants, trades, and artists making our area proud.

Do you want to make sure your family is safe? Of course, you do. One of our most pressing concerns is the safety of the people about whom we care the most. We have been helping home and business owners in the foothills and piedmont of North Carolina protect what matters most for decades. In that time, we have heard many myths about home and property security.

In this post, we are discussing some prominent security myths and the truth about how to protect your home and family.

Summer and early fall bring pleasant summer sunshine, warm temperatures, and an opportunity for families to spend a lot of quality time together. From Statesville to North Wilkesboro and Mount Airy, business often picks up with an influx of tourists and visitors. Though the piedmont, triad, and foothills are hours from the beach and ocean, we are no strangers to the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. 

In 2018, two systems impacted our area with wind and flooding rain, one from the Atlantic Ocean and one from the Gulf of Mexico. If a landfalling storm moves fast enough and retains its intensity, it can bring a variety of weather conditions to our area, including:

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