Things To Repair In Your Home Before It’s Too Late

04/27/2017

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Every homeowner has some kind of to-do list regarding their prospective home improvement projects. They may write it down on paper or keep it in their head, but either way there’s always a list of things to be done around the house. Deciding which things to fix now and which to fix later can add a lot of stress to your already busy schedule, but here’s a quick list to help inform you of a few things around the house that need be repaired sooner rather than later:

  • Gutters: While it’s not a fun task at all, cleaning out your clogged gutters is a must. When gutters get clogged, it makes it so water gets trapped instead of being able to flow out. This water buildup can cause your siding and trim to rot, and it can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

  • Leaky Faucets: While small leaks look harmless, it not only wastes water, but the water buildup around the surrounding areas can cause more rot while also leading to the addition of pests, mold, or mildew.

  • Faulty Wiring: Does using blender cause your lights to flicker? Are you finding that your light bulbs burn out quickly? These are potential warning signs that your home may have electrical problems, which can lead to fires. It is best to have this issue looked at immediately by a professional.

  • Driveway Cracks: Any cracks in the driveway that are wider than 1-inch are best at by a professional. Larger cracks can cause water to become trapped and freeze if it gets could enough, which can expand the crack.