Not every home issue needs immediate attention, but there are some critical home repairs you should never, ever ignore. Go ahead and put off that squeaky door hinge, but there are other repairs that will become serious problems down the road if you don’t get a jump on taking care of them. Here are ways to identify the potential major issues before they bring the house down.
Water spots or wall moisture
Have you noticed water spots on the ceiling but no leak? Don’t put it off! Any sort of moisture on the ceiling or walls is not a good sign. It’s the sign of a water leak, but it’s also a sign that you could have mold growing in the walls. Address this immediately by calling in a professional to protect the house from further damage or exposing yourself to any mold growth.
Leaky faucets and running toilets can do serious damage on your water bill…and it just unnecessarily wastes water. Make sure to address these leaks ASAP because delaying a fix gives it the opportunity to get worse.
Just hearing the word “pest” gives us the heebie-jeebies. And you would think any pest problem would be dealt with right away. However, you’d be surprised by how many homeowners put off this issue because they think it’s smaller than it really is. Pests as small as termites, mice and bed bugs are critical home repairs that should be dealt with immediately. Call an exterminator quickly especially if you notice the presence of termites, which can cause structural damage to the home.
Think of it like this…if your roof breaks down, the entire interior of your home is susceptible to whatever the outdoors could bring in. Bad weather, animals and bugs, dirt, leaves, you name it. In addition, it’s important to repair quickly if planning on selling your home anytime soon. One year ago, the National Association of Realtors and National Association of the Remodeling Industry listed new roofing as the top return of investment. Future home buyers absolutely look at your roof when considering purchasing the home.