A Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare: How To Deal With Difficult Problems With Your Home

A Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare: How To Deal With Difficult Problems With Your Home
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    Owning a home comes with many perks, but also has its downfalls as well.

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It’s important to keep up with regular maintenance to avoid serious problems in your home. However, even with proper care and attention, things can go wrong and disasters can happen. Here are a few problems you may encounter and how to deal with them:

1. Mold Growth

Mold can start growing in hot and humid conditions on carpet, curtains, walls and in air ducts within 48 hours of contact. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that mold can lead to coughing, wheezing, dry throat, asthma, eye irritation and obstructive lung disease. Children, pregnant mothers and senior citizens are the most susceptible to developing serious health maladies from exposure to mold. Mold remediation removes this health hazard from your home. Be sure that you add more ventilation in your bathroom and fix leaks immediately to prevent mold from growing in your home.

2. Electrical Wires

Older homes were built differently, including the wiring of the home. Now, these home are susceptible to electrical fires from cracked wires and faulty wiring. It may be time to rewire your home’s electrical system. This is a problem that usually goes unnoticed until a fire happens. Be proactive and prevent a disaster by getting your home inspected and making changes as needed.

3. Weather Damage

Hail can strike quickly damaging windows, roof tiles and even the wooden structure of your house. After a hail storm, it is wise to check with an insurance adjuster for damage. During the spring, be sure to check your roof and gutters to clear out debris. A heavy rainstorm with gutters clogged can cause flooding in your home. Snow, rain, hail, tornadoes and more can cause many problems with your home. Be sure your home is prepared for bad weather and small problems are attended to immediately.

4. Leaky Roof

When your ceiling starts to discolor and drip, then you know you have a serious problem. This could lead to mold or pest infestations. Even one missing shingle can be costly and damaging. Get your roof inspected during each season and fix any problems you may notice.

5. Busted Pipes

Tree roots and construction can damage your pipes. Contamination can lead to foul drinking water. There are many ways to fix pipes including snakes, trenches and re-lining.

6. Pests Spread Diseases

Pests, including ants, cockroaches, squirrels, bats and rats can quickly ruin your home. Hiring pest control experts to catch, dispose of and prevent future outbreaks is recommended. Professionals understand the science of removing these dangerous hazards from your house to keep your family safe. Trained professionals know how to handle the short-term and long-term pests that may invade your happy home. Give them a call to remove the threat completely.

Your home is your private abode giving you peace, tranquility and safety. When you face any of these problems, get if fixed or contact the professionals to end your nightmare.

Informational credit to North Shore Pest Detective Ltd.

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Krayton M Davis

Executive Manager: LetsRenovate Team