Life is hectic, kids to school, 10 hour shifts, and to-do lists growing longer and longer by the day followed by I’m tired, and the ultimate end; procrastination. The last thing you want to deal with is home repair. Even if you are not planning on selling your home or purchasing a new one there are definite home repairs that should throw up a red flag.
Number one on the list is water. Water can be your best friend and can be a homes worst enemy if not controlled. Inside leaky faucets, clogged drains that back water up, and broken pipes. Moisture and wood are a bad mixture. Outside your rain gutters should be clean and free of debris and should drain water away from your home. Free flowing gutters prohibit water from running down the walls causing mold on the inside and algae on the outside.
Ignore a leaking roof and you are sure to have trouble in many areas including mold in the attic and worse, a ceiling cave in. Plenty of available moisture also is an open invitation to bug infestations and in the hot summers will bring swarms of mosquitoes. Excessive moisture followed by spells of drought will cause settling of your home and eventually cracks in the walls both interior and exterior.
Those leaking pipes will soon rot out floorboards and bring on more expense and repair than you might be able to fix on your own resulting in large home repair bills when easily a consistent watchful eye on the water can save your home.
Taking a proactive approach to home repairs can help your home sell faster and for more money and if you plan on purchasing a home, the red flags will instantly pop out at you.