Oncken Insurance Agency, P.C. Blog
You may have put off fixing your home this year. That's why you were still not able to rebuild that patio or fix that broken sink. Don't wait till repairs would cost you a fortune already. More importantly, don't wait till you have to use it, and you realize you have to replace the whole thing. Check out all these home repairs that you have to deal with as soon as possible.
Check the gutter system of your house every season. Check for corrosion, clogs, pitch, and broken fasteners. Inspect gutters up to three feet beyond the roof and at an angle of 75 degrees from the ground. For planting beds, check the grading of the bed and make sure the edge of the lawn is not blocking the drain.
Roof and Siding
Water does not spare roofs at all. On a typical sunny day, use your binoculars to check shingles that are curled, cracked, or missing. Those are signs that the roof is nearing its end. Also, check out cracks in vents and check chimneys for flashing. You might need to use attic insulation to seal gaps.
The worst pets include termites and carpenter ants. If your home has these pests, get rid of rotting wood and moist soil in your gutters. Keep firewood away from your house and rearrange old newspapers and books. That should keep termites away. As for rodents, clean out the leaf piles around. Remove sawdust too to keep away the ants.
Harmless cracks in the home are fine, but some need an immediate fix. Use an epoxy-injection system on hairline cracks. Monitor cracks if they get more prominent after a few months. In that case, contact an expert to help you with the repairs. Remember that the longer you wait, the more expensive the repair will be.
Mold and Mildew
Hot outdoor temperatures can still trap moisture in the home. This leads to musty odors as well as the growth of fungi. Always check under rugs and carpets, and avoid mold tests. Go for a total clean-up and use a flashlight to check behind walls or wallpaper. Check the ventilation system too as there might be molds in it.
Some Last Words
Check out all parts of your house that are usually not visible to you, such as the upper corners of doors and windows. If not, then check out anything torn, damaged, or missing. Check out scratches too, and get them fixed right away.
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