Home repairs are an issue that many of us tend to dodge. We understand the necessity of the repairs; however when it comes down to it many of us do not have the time or money to fix everything.
The following list of minor home repairs could end up costing you big money if you continue to procrastinate:
Rodent incursions – Rats, mice and other vermin love to chew through insulation and wiring and are suspects in many house fires.
Soaring fuel bills – This is more than a pocketbook issue, since poorly functioning systems can cause deadly carbon monoxide buildup in your home.
Peeling paint – Paint is like a home’s skin. It’s the first line of defense against incursions by water and pests. Water that seeps into wood can lead to rot.
Flickering lights – It might be that the wiring in your house is dysfunctional or you have too many appliances hooked up to a single circuit. Either one can cause a fire.
A water leak – Left unchecked, leaks can lead to rot, dry rot, mold and termite infestations. Water can cause roofs to collapse, foundations to buckle and all manner of expensive repairs. Water-related problems can also get your home blackballed by insurance companies worried about mold-related claims.
Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home’s foundation and the very core that holds your house together.
You’ve heard about core strength for your body. Well, water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage. Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew.
Here are three easy things to do to that will give you piece of mind the next time heavy storms hit. Continue reading →