Thursday, May 12, 2016

Common House Problems You Need To Fix ASAP!

Owning your own home requires a considerable amount of responsibility. You have to keep up with mortgage repayments, buy your own furniture and care for the property. Unlike when you are renting, if something goes wrong with your home, it’s up to you to fix it. There are plenty of issues that could develop in your home from burst pipes to broken windows. While some are minor, others can progressively worsen. The best thing you can do is get clued up on the issues that might arise, so you know how to deal with them. Take a look at these common house problems that you shouldn’t wait too long to fix.


Backed-up drains

Sometimes the drains in your home can get blocked, which prevents the water from reaching the sewers. If your toilet and fixtures become backed up, this can fill your home with bacteria-filled sewage water. This can be unhygienic and put your family’s health at risk if left. Check your toilets, showers and any other appliances that are connected to the sewers regularly. If they start to react strangely, or water starts to back up, this could be a sign of a problem. Talk to a plumber or sewage cleanup specialist to fix or clean up the problem as soon as possible. While also getting some good advice on how to prevent it from happening again.


Peeling paint

The exteriors of our homes get damaged by the weather, whether it’s sun, winds or rain. Peeling paint might seem like minor issues that you don’t need to be concerned about. But it could mean a more severe issue is occurring. Paint peels due to moisture getting underneath it, which could be caused by leaking gutters or steam. If you don’t catch it straight away, this can cause the exterior to rot away which can jeopardize the structure and foundations. Check the exterior of your home frequently, particularly after extreme weather conditions. If you do find any areas, you need to scrape all of the paint off to see what is occurring underneath. If it is damp, you need to hire a gutter specialist to fix or clear out your gutters.


Infestations

Whether it’s rats or bed bugs, infestations need to be dealt with as quickly as possible to keep them under control. Pests can breed at an alarming rate while also lower the hygiene of your home. Each pest will have their own signs which they leave behind if they are living and breeding in or around your home. You might find nests or droppings if you have a rat infestation for instance. Talk to a pest control specialist about what to look out for or invite them round if you think you might have an issue. Even if you don’t, they can offer ideas and advice on how to prevent one from occurring.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or owned your own home for decades, you should now know what to do if these problems arise. If you uncover any other initial signs, always deal with them sooner rather than later. That way your house can continue to be the happy and healthy place you want it to be. 

xoxo,
Therese

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