We all put off household jobs and repairs sometimes. Some of these jobs can be safely put off with no issues, but some reairs should be sorted out as soon as possible before they turn 97nto much larger issues. Here are the home repairs you should never put off doing.
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Grouting Or Caulking
Caulk doesn’t cost much, but it’s important. Caulk prevents water from getting into places like your walls or falls and causing damp or household mold. Check around the shower, bath, windows, and doors for any areas that are missing caulk or grouting. If there is, deal with it then and there, as missing grout is a lot less expensive to repair than water damage.
A crack in your foundation could mean the structure of your home is at risk, which will massively lower its value. You might be able to tell if your foundation has shifted if your doors start to be more difficult to close properly. Go outside and check the foundation for any cracks or other signs of movement. If you find a significant crack, you need to call in a professional immediately to take a look and see if the foundation needs to be shored up.
A roof that is letting in water can cause a lot of very expensive damage, from mold to major structural damage. You will need to call in a professional to get any roof damage repaired as soon as you notice any damage, or you could end up with much bigger problems, that will be far pricier to have sorted out.
AC Filter Service
A dirty air filter means your SC system will need to work a lot harder. Get ready for Spring and higher temperatures by checking your AC filters. You can make your AC unit cheaper to run by not putting off any repairs it needs and having your filter cleaned a few times a year.
Wooden decking, especially in the shade, can easily rot if it’s left wet. This makes the structure of your deck quite dangerous and can cause other problems like the rails around the edge coming loose.
If you notice rot in your deck, you will need to replace any boards that are rotting. For older decks, you might need to replace all the boards so you know they’re safe. This also helps the deck to look the same when you’re finished, instead of having an obvious repair. You could replace the wooden boards with composite decking. This is more expensive than wood, but it doesn’t rot.
Leaves, twigs, and other debris can block your gutters. During bad weather, this will make water spill over your guttering, which will then freeze. As the water can’t flow away from the house, it can also get into your basement, causing damp. Clean the gutters once or twice a year so the water can drain freely. Gutter guards will keep them free of debris too.
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