Wow! What a challenge we’ve had to the start of 2018! These frigid temperatures have caused havoc to housing with overworked furnaces having heating issues and water lines freezing. The below zero temps cause spikes to utility bills, too, because electricity and gas are constantly fighting the battle of cold air. Things you can do to help relieve some worry and expense are to close crawlspace vents, seal around doors and windows, leave cabinet doors open so warm air can reach all pipes, and keep your home closed up as much as possible. Even coming and going through the garage door lets in so much cold air! We’ve even experienced water lines outside of the home are frozen, which falls to the service provider. And, depending on what company that might be, they may work to thaw the lines or they may ride it out and wait until temperature raise. It’s frustrating for everyone. Residents without water and service techs battling the weather outside of their control have to do what they can which may not be enough. Doing everything possible in advance can help avoid bigger problems but there is no guarantee it won’t happen. Our Maintenance Dept has been working overtime on heating issues and frozen pipes. IF you need assistance, please email: Repairs@CallChoiceRealty.com and we’ll get you on the list!