Weslaco hardware store offers tips to prepare for cold weather

Weslaco hardware store offers tips to prepare for cold weather
3 years 3 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 10 2021 Feb 10, 2021 February 10, 2021 6:50 PM February 10, 2021 in News - Local

Cold weather can mean problems for your pipes, pets and your plants, and a Weslaco hardware store is providing tips to prepare for the potentially freezing weather that's expected to be here within 24 hours.

Rudy Borrego, a customer service representative at Ted’s Borderland Hardware in Weslaco, says preparation for the chilly weather means pipe protection, tarps to protect dogs, animals and plants and heater safety.

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Something as simple as using pipe insulators, for example, prevents the pipes on the outside of your home from freezing – a risk whenever temperatures drop.

For your pets, some tarps or plywood will help block the cold wind. If you can’t bring the pets inside, a little shelter with blankets, hay or wood shavings can help them stay warm, Borrego said.

If you use a space heater, keep them away from drapes or furniture. Borrego also asks the public to be careful using a stove or anything gas powered that has a risk of poisoning your home with carbon monoxide.

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