Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 20, 2007
Repair-Home.com's Q&A forum offers insightful winter home repair advice. Homeowners have an opportunity to ask home maintenance and improvement questions or share their own do-it-yourself (DIY) wisdom on the homeowner-driven public forum at Repair-Home.com (http://www.repair-home.com/QA/categories.php), an online interactive home repair source. In addition to providing forum Q&A information and useful tips about various home improvement and maintenance issues, the site also connects homeowners who have specific home projects with top home repair specialists and home improvement contractors.
"It is important to address home repair problems early, particularly in the winter when heat loss, frozen pipes and other issues surface," said Allison Beatty, founder of RenovatorsPlace.com, a premiere online home improvement resource. "Repair-Home.com has a great Q&A forum designed to help with common repair questions."
Repair-Home.com's public forum provides questions and answers about a variety of winter topics -- frozen pipes, malfunctioning furnaces and moisture problems -- as well as timely information on subjects including plumbing, electrical, tools, materials, building and other home improvement topics.
If your furnace blows cool air instead of warm, "There's a good chance that your fan limit switch is malfunctioning," says one forum respondent (http://www.repair-home.com/QA/answers-furnance-pg11650294359). In response to a query about the wisdom of turning down your water heater while you're on vacation, Candice from Missoula responds, "Turning your water heater down while you're away is a good, safe, and energy-efficient idea and should not cause pipes to freeze" (http://www.repair-home.com/QA/answers-Hot_water_tank_and_freezing_tempatures).
"Winter brings out all kinds of ill-advised fire-safety behavior," according to a Washington Post article on "How Not to Fix Frozen Pipes," which details how a number of people burn down their homes every winter trying to unfreeze pipes with a blow torch. Before DIY homeowners fire up their blow torches, they can go to the Repair-Home.com forum (http://www.repair-home.com/QA/categoires.php) to find sensible winterizing tips from their DIY peers or to be directed to a plumbing professional.
Repair-Home.com is an online home repair resource that includes an interactive homeowner driven forum, contractor listings and home repair resources ranging from walls and floors to cabinets and plumbing. Repair-Home.com connects homeowners with top home repair specialists and contractors for specific home repair projects.