They’re small, quiet and unassuming. But little do you know that these hidden problems slowly eat up your house and before you know it, your entire house needs to be repaired. Find out what these sneaky little problems are and check for the symptoms in your own home before it’s too late.
Slow, sometimes occasional, little leaks out of your faucet might pass your eyes undetected. But if not addressed quickly, these leaks will increase your spending for utilities. Leaks are a common cause of mold which, in turn, might be eating up a good size of your wall. Be sure to regularly check your faucets and plumbing for cracks and leaks in the pipes.
Some plumbing systems last for at least 40-70 years, some for just about 20 years but that doesn’t mean you should wait for 2 decades before looking at your pipes.
When it rains, it pours onto your gutters. However, if your gutters and downspouts aren’t clean and ready to receive the rainwater, it’ll drip down towards windows, doors, sidings and the whole exterior of your house, which in the long run will damage the very foundation of your house.
With its main function as a protection for the rest of your house, roofing can easily be overlooked. Regularly check your attic or ceilings for signs of leaks. A single roof shingle dislodged is all it takes to undermine your roofing, if not fixed immediately. From replacing a damaged shingle to re-attaching a badly curled one or repairing those with cracks, regular roof maintenance can easily save you money.