Avoiding Costly Repairs

Failing to perform routine maintenance can not only make your home an unpleasant place to live, it can also drastically affect the resale value. Here are some common household problems you should stay on top of to avoid costly home repairs. Below each item is a brief description of the damage that can occur.

• Not enough electrical outlets
Overloading of existing outlets and a potential fire hazard.

• Poor foundation grading
Dampness or water inside the house.

• Faulty roof flashings
Roof leaks and possible structural and cosmetic damage.

• Malfunctioning gutters
Water damage inside the house.

• Damaged bathroom tile
Loose fixtures and water leakage to the floor below.

• Poor tub/shower caulking/grouting
A water leak can spread virtually anywhere, but mainly to the room(s) below the fixture.

• Poor attic ventilation
Roof sheathing rot from excess moisture.

• Poor mechanical system upkeep
Systems that will not work efficiently or will fail before the end of their expected life spans - particularly true for heating and cooling systems.

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