Thawt-ful and Clever Ways to Protect Your Home and Asset
We’ve appraised the situation, dear readers. It’s winter in Chicago; the weather outside is frightful and since it can freeze your toes, watch out for these common and costly frozen home woes. Fortunately, we’re not going to leave you out in the cold without solutions. Pahroo Real Estate Appraisal has consulted with a number of our remodeling pros who have literally constructive answers. Here goes with the woes. Hopefully you’ll be snowed with ideas that can save thousands.
1. Brrrroken Water Pipes Water pipes that freeze and break are the most common winter woe, according to the folks at American Water Resources AWR. They don’t water down the bad news regarding repairs, however. The cost to repair or replace a water service averages in the $1,500s, while the typical cost of hiring a plumber can range from $250–$1,500. But you can mitigate that potential danger now!
Thawt-full Solution: (Courtesy of the American Red Cross)
2. Uneasy, Breezy, Freezing Dwelling
You’re having a blast, but it’s not the fun kind. Wind whips through your house and
you’re family feels frozen. Worse still, money is flying out the window fast. What
4. Darn those Dangerous Ice Dams
They look beautiful but ice dams can disguise danger and great expense, according to the federal government's Energy Star Web site: "Ice dams usually occur after a snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Warm air from inside your home rises into the attic and warms the roof, under the snow, until it reaches the cold overhang where it can freeze if it’s cold enough and the melted water will refreeze and form an ice dam and icicles." Here are some ideas to warm to:
(American Water Resources) http://www.awrusa.com/american-water-resources/about-us/news/articles/6_Questions_Every_Homeowner_Should_Have_About_Water_Pipes.html
Ice Dams Source: Energy Star Web site, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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