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The 3 Biggest Sources of Home Maintenance Issues for Homeowners

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Homes are often built to last and with some of the best materials available. However, every home must be regularly maintained despite whatever it is made of. Maintenance can keep your home structurally safe, comfortable, and beautiful for years after it is built.  

Pests

Pests often pose particularly pesky issues because they are usually very difficult to spot or impossible to see altogether. This is because they often burrow deep in the wood and walls of your home or in small nooks that are hard to reach. Having a regular pest control service can greatly reduce the amount of pests in or around your home. You can also look for signs of pests yourself, especially termites since they can gnaw through wood in your house, making it very unstable. Visible signs of termite infestation include wings or droppings.  

Water

Water can be especially damaging to your home because it can create serious foundational and structural problems. Maintenance issues due to water problems can occur virtually anywhere around your home since there are outside weather concerns like rain or snow and many water lines running throughout and under the structure. One part of your home that you might not think to expect water damage is your driveway. However, your driveway is actually one of the least protected and most exposed spots of your house since it is subjected to all weather with no covering. Sealcoating can protect your asphalt from water damage and UV rays from the sun.

Electrical Problems

Electric wires are not always visible, but they still undergo wear and tear. This damage can end up being quite hazardous. Faulty or old wiring can lead to dangerous fires that can take down your entire house if you are not careful. If you are living in an older home, don’t hesitate to hire a professional to check out the electrical wiring. It is important to pay attention to any strange or burning smells coming from around your house. Do not overload your outlets or electrical power strips as this can also lead to dangerous fires.

Catching these and other maintenance problems early on can be crucial to saving you lots of money and effort spent fixing them. Think ahead and take preventative measures where you can in your home. Regularly inspecting your home and replacing things as needed before they get too worn down will also make it easier to maintain your home.  

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