9 Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Delay Any Longer!
It gets very easy to overlook maintenance projects that should be done at home. Sometimes it’s okay to put off these “honey-do’s” however, not always. Here are 9 home repairs that you should never ever delay!
Caulking is rather inexpensive and pretty easy to do yourself. Its job is keep water out of places it’s not intended to be. Inspect all showers, tubs, sinks and around all doors and windows regularly for places that require recaulking. Don’t prolong this repair, fixing water damage later costs much more and sometimes requires professional assistance.
Most of us were taught to clean your dryer’s lint trap before every load of laundry, when’s the last time you checked, let alone cleaned your dryer vent? This should be checked at least annually to prevent buildup, which is widely known to cause fires!
Usually, if you have a roof leak in Florida, you find it during our regular summer showers. Leaks in your roof can snowball into much bigger problems. A simple roof leak unrepaired can result in structural damage to your home, mold (requiring professional remediation) and even damage or loss of your personal belongings.
Though not as common in the south as they are up north, many Florida homes do have fireplaces and chimneys. Hiring a professional to clean and maintain your chimney annually will save you in the long run. An chimney sweep will remove excess build-up as well as outside flammables such as bird or bug nests.
This is one maintenance task that many homeowners overlook and/or forget about. Leaving dirty filters in cause your AC to work harder, increase your electric bill and overall wear out quicker. Checking your filter monthly will save you thousands later.
Whether it’s carpenter ants, roaches, rodents or the almighty dreaded termites, if they’re invading your home, it’s NOW time to get rid of them. Delaying getting pest control out there now can turn into a big hit to your checkbook later. The treatments and repairs only add up as time goes on.
All sinks and toilet lines should be checked at least annually to ensure you have no leaks. No matter how big or small, leaks result in damage and you pouring money down the drain. Get a plumber or trained professional out to repair any leaks as soon as you find them.
We’ve all seen what an eyesore peeling paint can be, but did you know that it can also lead to unwanted wet places and even rot. If you have peeling paint, it’s time to scrape it down and get it repainted. Not only does it look better after, but it also helps keep your home dry and free of rot.
Clogged gutters and misdirected downspouts can wreak havoc on your yard, exterior of your home and sometimes even the foundation. Be sure to direct drainage away from your home and all of your gutters are clear of clogs and debris.
Remember, these 9 items are best fixed early, the longer you delay, the higher the repair cost will likely be.