Safety First With Industrial Equipment and Supplies

Safety First With Industrial Equipment and Supplies

Be Prepared: Why You Should Keep Plastic Sheeting On Hand For Winter Emergencies

Lucille Palmer

Winter is finally here. If you haven't made your winter storm plans, now's the time to get those started. If you have started your winter storm plans, take the time to go over them one more time. If you don't see plastic sheeting on your list of necessary storm supplies, add it right away. You might not realize this, but bulk light-duty clear plastic sheeting can be quite invaluable during and after a storm. Here are just four of the reasons you need to keep plenty of plastic sheeting on hand for emergencies. 

Roof Coverage

Winter storms can bring high winds, heavy snowfall, and torrential rains. Unfortunately, all of those weather problems can cause significant damage to your roof. When storms do damage your roof, you need to cover the damage as soon as possible, which is where the plastic sheeting comes into the picture. Plastic sheeting is perfect for covering roof damage of all sizes. Once you have the plastic sheeting in place, your home is protected from water damage until a contractor can take care of the repairs. 

Draft Protection

If you've ever had a window break during the winter, you know how fast your home can reach freezing temperatures. Not only that, but a broken window undermines the safety and security of your home. Luckily, plastic sheeting provides the protection you need from both weather-related risks and security-related risks. If your windows do break this winter, which can happen due to freezing temperatures, falling branches, or even misguided snowballs, you want to have plastic sheeting on hand. That way, you can cover the window until repairs can be carried out. 

Firewood Coverage

If you have a covered area for your firewood, you might think you have all the protection you need against winter weather. But that might not be the case. It only takes one severe windstorm to knock down your firewood protection. Once that happens, the next storm will make your firewood too wet to use, which is why you need to have a generous supply of plastic sheeting this winter. The plastic sheeting provides rain protection for your firewood. 

Quarantine Protection

Finally, if you get snowed in this winter and someone in your home comes down with an infectious disease, you may need to create quarantine and isolation areas. One way to do that is with plastic sheeting. You can close off areas of your home so that loved ones can get the rest they need without exposing others to the disease.


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Safety First With Industrial Equipment and Supplies

Hi, my name is Lewis McKinley and this is a blog about the safety of industrial equipment and supplies. When working with industrial equipment, employees must implement all safety measures to ensure they stay safe at all times. When I was growing up, my dad was a safety inspector, so my siblings and I were always reminded about safety and he taught us how to stay safe no matter what we were doing. Since I learned about safety at a young age, I always make sure that safety is a priority in everything I do. I enjoy doing research about safety and I keep up with changes in safety regulations for many industries. I hope that after you read my blog, you'll learn measures that you can take to remain safe around industrial equipment and supplies.