The average American spends more than three quarters of their life inside their home. This means that there are many different types of damages that can be found in your home, and not all of them will be easy to spot. In this blog post, we discuss 10 common damages you must repair in your home as soon as possible!
Replace your old, leaky faucet
Your faucet may not be the most exciting thing to talk about, but it’s one of those things that needs constant maintenance. If you haven’t replaced your old leaky faucets in a while or they are showing signs of wear and tear like rusting metal parts or hard-to-use knobs, then now is time to replace them.
Fix the squeaky door hinges
Another important thing to keep up on is door hinges. They are often overlooked because they don’t seem like that big of a deal, but without them your front and back doors will creak as you open and close them!
To fix this problem all you need is some oil or lubricant for the squeaky hinge pins. You’ll have those doors opening smoothly in no time!
Install a new toilet seat to avoid embarrassing accidents
Have you ever had an embarrassing accident in the bathroom? You don’t want to be the person who has an accident in their pants. It’s not just a problem for children. Adults can have accidents too, and it doesn’t matter if they are male or female. The toilet seat is one of the most common causes of these accidents because it has to be lifted up to sit down on the toilet bowl. If your toilet seat is old, worn out, or broken then there is a good chance that this will happen more often than you would like.
Clean out the gutters and downspouts to prevent water from getting into your home
You’ll have to clear out the gutters and downspouts on your house at least twice a year. This will keep water from damaging your home’s exterior, basement, or crawl space!
To avoid this problem in future years all you need is some lumber (a ladder), an old towel for cleaning up any messes that might happen along the way, a few screwdrivers with different size heads, duct tape for securing seams if necessary, and about two hours of time.
The best time to do this chore is after it rains so you can see what needs to be done quickly before things get worse!
Fix any cracks in the foundation of your home before they get worse
As a homeowner, you should be aware of any cracks in your foundation. These can lead to bigger problems if left unattended and cause serious structural damage to the home.
To fix these cracks before they get worse, it would probably take two or three hours on one of those days where you’re feeling really motivated! You might need some lumber (a ladder), an old towel for cleaning up messes that may happen along the way, a few screwdrivers with different size heads, duct tape for securing seams if necessary, and about $30-$40 worth of concrete patching material. The best time to do this chore is when it’s dry outside.
Replace all your light bulbs with LED lights for energy efficiency and lower power bills
LED light bulbs are the most energy efficient and cost-effective way to replace all of your old incandescent light bulbs. They also last up to 10x longer than traditional light bulbs, so they’ll be around for years after you purchase them. You can even get a rebate from the government!
The best part is that it doesn’t matter if you have an electrician or not – just unscrew one bulb at a time and screw in an LED replacement. It takes less than 5 minutes per room,
Replace your front door lock
Replacing your old lock with a new one is not something that should be left undone. A simple lock can make it difficult for burglars to break in, and help you sleep better at night.
There are many types of locks available on the market today – some more expensive than others but all will work just as well if installed correctly by an expert. If your old lock does not match the rest of your door hardware (handle set or hinges) then replacing them both could save you money down the line when repairs become necessary because they’re part of a matching set which would need to be replaced together anyway!
Repair a broken window pane
It’s better to replace an entire window pane, but if you can’t do that then just get a glass cutter and measure the size of your old broken window. You can buy replacement panes at any home improvement store so it won’t be hard to find what you need!
Check your roof for any damages or leaks
roof damage or leaks should be fixed right away because water can cause a lot of problems in the home. You may not notice any leaks for a while, but eventually it will all catch up to you and you’ll have mold, mildew or even worse!
You might want to think about getting an inspection before buying your new home so that there are no surprises when you move into your new place. For example if someone has had pets on the roof then they could definitely damage your gutters and make them leaky which isn’t good.
Check for Termites, especially if you live in an area that’s prone to them.
If you live in or near an area that is susceptible to termites, then I would recommend hiring a pest control company. You can also call the department of agriculture and forestry for information on where they distribute pesticides so you’ll know which ones are safe around children and pets. They often have some really good advice about what type of treatment might be best depending on your specific needs. The industry has come a long way since we used toxic chemicals with DDT!
Nowadays there are many non-toxic treatments that only kill the pests but not other animals, people or plants nearby.
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