5 Common House Problems to Fix ASAP!!!
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Some house problems can be saved for later; others have to be fixed ASAP otherwise they can cause untold troubles if left unfixed for long. That small water spot in the ceiling could be a sign of looming indoor flooding while that small crack on the wall could be the genesis of your property’s eventual collapse. Here are 5 more common house problems that you need to fix before they morph into expensive repairs:
1) House Problem – 1: Dripping Faucetor Sink
Your water lines and faucets are designed to carry and dispense water in the house without any leakages or dripping. If the faucet is spraying, dripping, or spurting water, it means that it is either clogged or faulty. Replace or repair it ASAP!
2) House Problem – 2: Sewer Gas Smells
If occupants are constantly complaining about a particularly foul smell, then you need to check for standing water, mold buildup, or clogged sewer/water systems. Still, water could be a sign of a leaking pipe or a hole in the roof. Clear up these smells either on your own or you can call a professional to remove the molds or to fix the leaks. If the smell persists, there is a chance that sewer gas is leaking into the home. Hire a plumber to fix that ASAP if you don’t want to end up with more complicated sewer system problems a month or two down the road. Read out our tips before you call a plumber to fix it!
3) House Problem – 3: Rotting Deck
If your wooden deck appears to be rotting, probably a few boards or one section, fix it before the issue deteriorates and a thousand-dollar bill escalates to hundreds of thousands of renovation costs. Wood is vulnerable to rot when exposed to lots of moisture for prolonged periods, or when there isn’t enough sunlight shining down on it. When the rotting is left to spread, it can loosen rails and damage an entire wall, making the entire home unsafe to live in.
For a perfectly safe home, all the boards, rails, and foundations need to be solid and sturdy. Call a siding contractor to give your home a fresh and consistent look ASAP. Consider a home remodeling if you notice cracks on vinyl siding or rotten boards on a wooden siding. Composite decking is also a replacement for a rotting deck because it doesn’t rot like wood does.
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4) House Problem – 4: Leaky Pipes
That puddle you have discovered under one of the pipes is a red flag. Ensure that you make regular inspections around the pipes and sinks to ensure that none of the joints is leaking. In case of any minor leaks, buy commercial joint fillers and fix the problem before it escalates. If the leak is major, you may have to invest in a more permanent plumbing repair, e.g. replacing the entire pipe. Plumbing problems require professional fixing because they can easily cause costly nuisance and health issues in your home.
5) House Problem – 5: Weak Water Pressure
Chances are that lime has built up in your showerhead or faucet. Purchase a descaling solution from your local home improvement store and remedy the problem ASAP. Don’t get used to the low water pressure to the point of assuming that all is well. If the descaling solution does not help, replace the showerhead or call a plumber to inspect the pipes.
Home repairs can be unreasonably expensive sometimes. If you want to save on your remodeling budget, ensure that you have a few essential tools on hand that you can use to fix these above mentioned minoror common house problems. You don’t have to call a professional every time your toilet clogs, for example. However, after tackling a small repair, check to see if the problem recurs. If it does, it is best to call an expert!
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