Concerns You Should Look Out For
When life gets busy, it’s easy to let your home fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, that can mean that damage is happening without your knowledge. Every homeowner should be able to quickly spot the most common home concerns so that they can take action to mitigate further damage. Here are some things to look for.
Signs of Pest Infestations are Common Home Concerns
Pests such as termites do a tremendous amount of damage to your home in a short period of time. If you put off taking care of pests, you’ll spend a good amount of money on pest control. You may also end up with costly damage to your home and personal belongings.
When you notice signs of pests in your home, act quickly and contact a professional pest control company. Be proactive to avoid future infestations.
Damaged Paint or Siding
Your siding adds curb appeal and protects your home from the elements. When there is chipped or faded paint and cracks in the siding, water can seep in and promote mold growth.
Repaint areas with chipped paint and fix broken siding as soon as possible to prevent serious damage, wood rot, and other common home concerns.
Poor Drainage in the Yard and Other Common Home Concerns with Flooding
After a rainstorm, if your basement floods or puddles are scattered around your lawn, it’s likely you have poor drainage around your home. Poor drainage is one of the most common home concerns and fixing it should be a top priority.
Check your gutters to see if they are clogged with leaves or other debris. Direct all downspouts away from the foundation of your home. In some cases, investing in a French drain system or regrading your yard will be the best way to prevent water damage to your house.
A Leaking Roof
Your roof protects the structure of your home. When it’s compromised or damaged, water will leak through and create the right conditions for mold growth in your home. This lowers the air quality and may cause structural damage
Repair roofing issues as soon as possible and fix minor damage like missing shingles after storms.
Environmental Safety Hazards
If your home was built before 1978, there’s a likelihood that the paint on the walls and the plumbing contain lead. There are common home concerns specific to older properties that you should check for to keep your family safe.
Hire a home inspector to check for dangers like lead, asbestos, leaking oil tanks, radon, and drinking water contaminants.
Homeworx Services Inc. offers home inspections and certified mold inspections in Northern Virginia. Contact us to schedule an appointment.