Sunday Morning Tip for Sept 26: Why Your House Shouldn’t Be Sinking Into The Ground

<span>Sunday Morning Tip for Sept 26:</span> Why Your House Shouldn’t Be Sinking Into The Ground
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    Your home's foundation is something that you should pay close attention to.

    If you notice your home is sinking into the ground, it's important to get it fixed as quickly as possible.

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Failing to do so could result in major problems for your entire house, like allowing pipes to crack or bugs to find their way inside. In fact, the longer you wait to get your foundation repaired, the more costly all the repairs to your home are gonna be.

Below is a list of problems you could face if you fail to get your foundation repaired in a timely manner.

Structural Damage

Structural damage can result if your home is sinking into the ground. This occurs gradually, so you may not notice it at first. However, eventually, you may notice cracks forming in the ceiling, doors, and windows or the floor becoming uneven around your house.

Your doors will struggle to fit in their doorways, or getting stuck so badly they’ll be almost impossible to open. The same can go for gates connected to your home as the fence is pulled out of place.

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Water Damage

Your home is more likely to suffer water damage if the foundation is sinking. This occurs thanks to cracks that will form in areas like the foundational slabs the house rests on, basement walls if your house has one, and the pipes running through your home.

Ignoring water damage can be dangerous, as water in your walls can damage the electrical systems in your house, cause mold and mildew, and flood the rooms of your house. If you own a basement, that’s likely to suffer the most damage, especially if you let the problems continue.

It can also become rather costly as the lost water is still counted on your bills, meaning you’re paying for whatever water might be leaking into your house. Your water bill can end up quite high until the damage to the cracked pipes is repaired.

Mold And Mildew

If there is water damage, then your home is more likely to develop mildew and mold. Mold and mildew can do a lot of damage to your home. They can also cause health problems.

Some of the problems occur due to excessive mold and mildew exposure allergies, skin irritation, and wheezing. Those symptoms may be worse if you already have respiratory issues, such as asthma or bronchitis.

Plumbing Problems

Foundation problems can lead to plumbing problems. The concrete slab can be dislocated. It can be difficult for you to access the plumbing that is underneath the concrete.

That is why you will have a professional to repair the plumbing problems. It can be expensive to fix plumbing problems that are caused by foundational problems.

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Pest Infestations

Any home, especially the older it gets, can develop a pest problem. However, if you wait too long to get foundation repair, then your home becomes more at risk for infestation and any problems that could result from that.

As the weather gets cooler or wetter, bugs like to take shelter in warm, dry, and dark places which a cracked foundation can certainly provide. Once the pests get into your home, they can do a lot of damage to it.

A pest infestation can be expensive to correct, especially if you can’t easily find where any nests may have been built or their point of entry into your home. You will have to pay extra to get your foundation repaired. You will also have to hire an exterminator in order to get rid of the pests.

You should pay attention to your home’s foundation. If your home is starting to sink, then you need to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Foundation problems can result in structural damage and water damage. Water damage can cause mold and mildew to build up in your home. Additionally, this can result in pest infestations and plumbing problems.

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