(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – As temperatures drop in Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino has issued a reminder to residents to prepare for frigid temperatures by making homes weather tight and ensuring heating systems are running properly and are adequately fueled.
In the month of December, Inspectional Services received 129 "no heat" calls. Inspectional Services encourages both property owners and tenants to service their plumbing and heating systems, to close and secure all storm windows and doors, and to install door guards on all exterior doorways.
Mayor Menino is also asking residents to look out for their neighbors, especially their elderly neighbors.
Boston seniors can take advantage of Senior Shuttle service for any transportation needs. Additional information is available by calling the Elderly Commission at 617-635-4366.
For more information on personal and home safety tips for cold weather preparation, visit www.cityofboston.gov/cold.
The site also acts as a central location for residents filing service requests for cold-weather related issues, including insufficient heat, gas or electric problems, smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections, and reporting oil truck issues.
The City's Shelter Commission asks that any resident who sees a potential medical emergency involving a homeless person dial 911.