If you live in Minnesota you are well aware that winter is and has been loud and proud recently. Below freezing temperatures, cold air, ice, and snow make the warmth inside your house cozy and inviting. At least, that is, when your house is up to the task.
We have been experiencing a high volume of water damage jobs coming in with frozen pipes, or frozen houses for the matter, simply due to homeowners not servicing their furnaces and ductwork annually. The picture here of the frozen toilet is REAL! Amazing right? Imagine what a disaster that could cause if not caught before it unthawed?! Keep reading for a quick reminder to why this is so important especially when you live in Minnesota.
Winterizing your house isn’t only about staying warm, however. Winter is notorious for busted pipes, invading pests or furnaces that suddenly fail to function, for instance, but winterizing your home helps prevent such unexpected surprises. Additionally, a house that isn’t winterized will consume more energy, and energy costs continue to rise dramatically every year. Failing to winterize your house will progressively cost you more money on top of repair headaches.
Save more, worry less and stay comfortable by systematically checking your home’s condition and performing simple tasks around the property to ensure it is winter-ready. You can easily perform an effective, efficient weatherproofing job yourself over a weekend or two. Best of all, the work requires little investment beyond your time and perhaps a few basic supplies. Even the cost of additional insulation, if needed, pays off every time you open your utility bills.
What would a discussion about winterizing your home be without mentioning the importance of having an emergency winter weather survival kit? If all else fails and you lose power, the sturdiest house won’t keep out the cold. Keeping supplies on hand to help you through a storm and power outage will help keep you safe. Gather a kit containing:
Should you experience frozen pipes, broken pipes or even an entire frozen house, 24Restore is the only call you will need to make. We will handle everything to help ease the stress for you and your family and get your home back to cozy and warm as fast as possible.
Continue to stay warm and safe Minneapolis! Warmer temps are in sight!
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