Owning a home is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. As a homeowner, you’re responsible for ensuring that your home is safe, comfortable, and livable. But sometimes, there are issues in your home that aren’t immediately obvious—and they could be causing big problems without you even knowing it! This article will cover some common household issues that may not be obvious at first glance and how corrective actions like home termite inspections can be helpful. Take a look.
Mold is a fungus that grows in damp places. There are many types of mold, but they all look like white or black spots on the surface. Many people don’t realize how common molds are and how much damage they can do to your health, home and belongings. Molds like moisture and live in dark places where it is difficult for air to dry out the surfaces where they grow.
Carpets in your home trap dirt particles inside them which can act as food sources for mold growth. This means if you frequently spill liquids on your carpeted flooring, molds will likely grow there too!
Some other common places where molds tend to form include bathroom tiles, drain holes, kitchen counters near sinks/faucets, and upholstered furniture cushions. Moreover, these places can also attract termites because of the moisture. You can easily avoid these issues by getting regular screening and home termite inspections.
Over time, wiring can become damaged and worn out. If you notice any of the following signs, it’s probably time for an inspection:
- A circuit breaker keeps tripping. This usually means that something is drawing more power than it should be, or multiple appliances are plugged into one outlet.
- Lights flicker when you turn on a major appliance like your stove or dishwasher. It could also mean your home has insufficient wiring to support major devices. So they’re causing undue stress on your system as it attempts to provide power to all of them at once.
- You notice burnt-out light bulbs frequently—or bulbs that are rated lower than what you would expect them to be. This can indicate problems with wires close by because they’re loose or have frayed insulation exposing live current.
Structural damage can result from something as simple as a tree falling on your house or a heavy snowstorm, but it’s often an issue that goes unnoticed until serious damage has already been done.
Ensure your property is clean by removing excess vegetation near windows or doors. This will help prevent leaks through cracks caused by water pressure when rain hits these openings during storms. If your house has trees, ensure they have enough space around them for air circulation.
Finally, don’t forget to get regular home termite inspections as termites pose a huge risk to your home, often resulting in expensive structural damages!
Insulation keeps your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also helps with energy efficiency, which means it can lower your utility bill. This is important for many reasons, as insulation can be damaged by pests, leaks, or improper installation.
Insulation should be inspected yearly—or more often if you notice signs of damage such as holes or tears—and repaired if necessary. The inspector will look for gaps between insulation and walls, loose tape on ducts, exposed wiring, termites infestation, etc.
While these issues seem like a lot to deal with, they’re pretty easy to fix. Hopefully, this article has given you some ideas for dealing with each. If you’re having trouble with any of these issues, don’t hesitate to call a professional. They can help you find the source of your problem and advise on what to do next.