Do it Center Helps Customers Prepare for Winter

by Courtney Wheaton on January 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

The staff at the Do-It Center is helping the public stay warm during the drafty season with winter weather suggestions.

Shift Supervisor, Dayle Bailey says the number of walk in customers has increased in the last two days due to the extremely cold temperatures and high levels of snow. He says on Sunday they have sold more than a half a ton of salt. Other items flying off the shelves includes anything that aides in fighting the chilly weather.

"People been coming in looking for ways to keep warm, ways to keep their pipes from freezing up or the air coming out of their house with an air leakage. We are selling a lot of insulation, a lot of heat tape, propane heaters, kerosene heaters, electric heaters anything that will help keep your house warm, " said Bailey.

Bailey says heaters are a great option to inexpensively warm your home, but people should use caution. He suggests using electric heaters and paying close attention to the highly flammable machines.

" Main thing about using alternate heat source is to follow the directions. Make sure it’s safe to use inside of the house if that’s what you are using for and follow the directions, and make sure you don’t leave it unattended, " said Bailey.

Other popular items includes anti freeze, de-icer and liquid shovel to help break up the snow and ice build up on cars, side walk, and roads.