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The cold months are just around the corner here in Kansas City, so we have some advice on how you can protect your home from water damage. Here are 3 easy and inexpensive ways to you can do just that:
- Plumber's putty: Apply some plumber's putty around the area the AC pipes enter your house. Water damage can crack the seal and damage your siding - adding the putty will insulate the area and protect it. A jar of the stuff only costs a few bucks!
- Spigot protector: When you take the hose off your spigot, use another $2 item to protect it. It surrounds the area to keep the water from getting too cold and freezing. This is an extra step, in addition to the freeze plug, that will prevent your pipes from freezing and breaking.
- Gutter screens: Another cheap item you can use to protect your home is a gutter screen. They're only a dollar a piece but they'll save you a lot of trouble down the road. Jam these screens where your gutters drop to the ground to prevent leaves from getting stuck. This way, water won't overflow and run down parts of the house it's not supposed to.
If you have any questions about or concerns with anything dealing with real estate, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We want to be your Kansas City real estate resource!