At some point, your home may begin to show signs of wear and tear.To avoid being caught off guard, it is important to catch early warning signs of potential trouble. By paying attention now, you can avoid serious repairs down the road and save money.
The basement is susceptible to water damage and mold. If you begin to see peeling paint on walls, that is a sign of potential trouble. To avoid this, clean the down spouts regularly.
Water leaking into your home can cause mold and mildew, among other things. To avoid serious damage to your roof/attic, inspect it every half a year.
Damaged gutters can cause wet or flooded basements. To avoid problems, clean your gutters at least twice a year.
Window damage can cause higher heating and cooling costs, as well as an increased risk of burglary. To avoid problems, get rid of any damaged caulk.
Leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets are all bad signs. If there are signs of trouble, you can tighten pipe connections and/or get rid of bad pipes.
Fireplace damage can cause serious problems, including carbon monoxide. One way to avoid issued would be to install carbon monoxide detectors near the fireplace.
To avoid problems with your HVAC system, be sure to replace your air filters every few months. That will also improve its performance.
If you are starting to notice that the drains are clogged, or running slowly, rent a sewer snake at the first sign of problems and clean the outlet pipe.
- Electrical System
To avoid any problem, replace two pronged outlets and make sure the light bulbs aren’t loose.
- Exterior Walls
Be sure to scrape, patch, and repaint problem areas.