Weather Preparation for Riverton Residents

Cars covered with fresh white snow

Officially, it’s not yet winter. Fall has just rolled in, but Riverton is already dealing with snowfall. Various parts of Utah are expected to deal with snowfall and rain, especially in valleys and basins. If this is the kind of weather you’re dealing with, don’t focus on how your wardrobe looks and how your house smells.

These are issues you need to resolve fast:

Faulty Furnace

Desert Star Heating and Air notes that now is not the time to delay furnace replacement if repairs are not enough to resolve the problem. If you don’t have a functional furnace, you’ll suffer through the winter-like weather in fall and easily get sick because of the cold. It may not be that bad for you as an adult, but think about the children, elderly, or pets you may have around you. Their immune system will have a hard time adjusting to the weather, leaving them more vulnerable to sicknesses.

Tired Tires

Outdoors, when you need to drive through snowy tracks, you need to have snow tires in place. These help keep you safe on the road while plowing through snow. There might not be enough snow yet to really cause accidents, but the slippery roads can still make car maneuvers more challenging. Drive safely and follow all car safety checks before you leave the house. At the very least, you need to retread worn tires.

Frozen Pipes

There’s a very real danger associated with frozen pipes. If enough pressure builds up inside those pipes, they will burst and cause enough damage to cost you thousands of dollars. If you notice frost on the outside of the pipes or a lower water pressure when you turn on the faucet, there might be a blockage or partially frozen part. You may need to call a plumber if you don’t know how to thaw the pipes safely.

This winter weather might not be truly cold yet, but since fall will give way to winter soon, it’s not wrong to prepare early. Keep every area of your house well-maintained for the winter.