Being a homeowner can be tough. No home is perfect and sometimes that means things go wrong. Sometimes, the issues that rear their heads are no big deal, and if you can live with them, fine. However, there are certain home issues that you should never ignore because they have the potential to become very big problems indeed…
If you have mold in your home, you may be forgiven for thinking it’s no big deal, after all, lots of home have a bit of mold in them. However, mold spreads and it often spreads far more quickly than you would think. That’s why it’s always best to deal with it using commercial mold cleaning products as soon as possible. If you have black mold, that could be an immediate threat to your health, so seek expert advice before proceeding, but whatever you do, don’t leave it be!
I’ve included this because, although a lightly dripping faucet isn’t that big of a deal in and of itself – it’s unlikely to cause any immediate damage – leaving it to drip, drip, drip is not only a waste of water, but it could eventually lead to a more serious corrosion. You’re much better off calling in Platinum Plumbing to fix it now when it is manageable than when it’s leaking all over the place and so corroded that you need to have a whole new unit fitted. Don’t ignore the drip.
Sagging ceilings, roof, or floors
Sometimes, sagging in these areas is caused by nothing more than houses settling, but it can also be a sign of more serious structural issues like subsidence, so it’s always worth getting it checked out when you notice it, especially if it’s a new development. A failure to do so could lead to ceilings and roofs collapsing or your home sinking into the foundations and that would not only be expensive to repair, but a nightmare to live through too.
Cracks in the foundations
While we’re o the subject of foundations, if you notice any cracks, you need to call in a contractor to take a look, particularly if you’ve also noticed your doors and windows sticking. Cracks in the foundation can be one of the worst issues to solve in any home, so you need to act fast.
If your electrical system is always tripping, your lights are always flickering or you’ve noticed any other issues around thew electricals in your home, don’t wait until your home sets on fire or someone gets electrocuted and call in a qualified electrician to check it out. Bad electrical lines are a real risk to your persona safety and a fire risk for your home, so it is never worth taking the risk.
Damaged gutters lead to standing water, which can seep into the foundations of your home and cause cracks to appear. Patch them up as soon as you spot the issue and you’ll be glad you did.
Ignore these house issues at your peril!