A home is more than an investment, it is an essential comfort and a place where people build their lives. There are six things that can quickly damage property regardless of location. Being conscientious of these things will allow homeowners to minimize costly expenses, maintain their homes value over time, and keep their homes looking and feeling great.
Do-it-yourself projects always seem manageable on paper. Seemingly, they require moderate labor and even less cost, when compared to hiring a professional contractor. Unfortunately, even for those ambitious enough to complete a project, they often result in less-than-professional results that can lead to other property damage down the line. The damage could go beyond the property too, and cause injury to those who live in the home. When it comes to remodeling, get the help of professionals to protect your home and your family.
Pets are adorable, but no matter how well they are taken care of, they can quickly cause property damage under a variety of circumstances. Some pets will feel the need to mark their territory all of over your home, causing dangerous odors and bacteria to thrive. Others will scratch the walls and floor, leaving more areas for pests to hide. If you have a pet in the home, take measures to make sure they don’t damage the house.
Mice And Other Pests
While there are many pests that can invade your home, one of the most common is mice. They can create a dangerous living situation if not taken care of, so call the experts to be sure they are gone for good. Pests like termites cause structural damage and can go unnoticed without having a property inspected routinely. Some areas have problems with scorpions and spiders. Whatever environment you live in, pest control should be take care of immediately to prevent damage to your home.
Plumbing and Sewer Problems
Some of the most expensive damage to a property can result from plumbing or sewer problems such as blocked toilets, a faulty water heater, under-the-sink pipes and clogged drains. Fortunately, well-maintained systems can help homeowners identify problems early on so that necessary repairs can be initiated and plumbing problems can be remedied before they turn into major structural damage.
Finding mold in a home is troublesome. Exposure to certain types of mold can cause adverse health affects and getting rid of it can prove difficult. If mold is present in significant quantity, a professional service will be needed to get rid of it.
Like mold, weather can also quickly cause damage to property by the sheer force of it. Rapidly spreading wild-fire, floods, hail and lightening, as well as major storms like tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes require a disaster-plan in place to help homeowners recover from large levels of residential damage.
Even though there are many things that can quickly damage a property, anticipating them will help individuals and families respond appropriately so that they don’t loose their home.
Informational credit to ICE Pest Control and Wildlife Removal.
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She enjoys writing about home, family, business and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book when she isn’t writing.