Workshop Teaches Homeowners to Repair

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago November 05, 2011 Nov 5, 2011 Saturday, November 05 2011 Saturday, November 05, 2011 6:02:00 PM CDT in News
By: Tong Gao

Columbia - The City of Columbia hosted the HomeWorks Home Maintenance Training program at the City Hall on Saturday to teach homeowners some basic home repair skills. 13 homeowners attended the free educational program.


Community Development Coordinator Randy Cole said the program will help the homeowners, especially those low to moderate income households, protect their investments.


Michael Goldschmidts, Housing and Environmental Design Extension Specialist from the University of Missouri, presented the session. He has been teaching this workshop for more than 10 years. His presentation covered handy tips for checking and repairing, energy efficiency and health concern at home.


"Overall, it's cheaper for them to maintain their home on a regular basis than it is to delay their repairs and have very expensive ones later," Goldschmidts said.


Annie Gardener has been living in her house for 40 years. Her home has no insulation, and her basement is leaking when it rains. She attended the session and found it was helpful.


"I know nothing about house maintenance," Gardener said. "Actually nothing has been done to it. I wasn't even aware of those things that he talked about on the slides that I need to be looking for until the damage was actually done."


David Mars, Energy Specialist of Columbia Water and Light Department, said home maintenance is crucial to lower the utility bills, especially when winter gets closer.


"A lot of them will be remodeling their homes, adding new windows and doors. But in the meantime, there's a lot of weather stripping, holes to seal and furnace filters to keep clean and stuff like that. We alert them to these many details that occur in a home that will affect your energy bills."


Goldschmidts also said by some simple repairs, homeowners will be able to save 5-10 percent on their utility bills.

 

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