Home Repairs You Should Never Put Off

Home Repairs You Should Never Put Off

The following contribution is from another author.

Your home is your investment. If you want to keep on climbing up the property ladder then you need to make sure that each home you buy is worth more than the last, and the best way for you to try and do this would be for you to maintain it. If you are putting off various jobs around the home because you don’t have the time or even the right tools then this could end up costing you a small fortune and you may even find that the value of your home takes a hit as a result.

Damp Basement

A musty basement can easily lead to mold and even mildew as well. As if that wasn’t enough, it doesn’t smell good. If you want to stop this then you need to look into grading the yard. When you do this, you encourage water to run away from the house rather than into the basement. You might also want to install some gutters and even some downspouts as this will help to direct any rainwater that collects over time. Little things like this can make a huge difference, but if you don’t deal with the problem then it will only get worse.

Rotting Deck

If your deck is rotting then it is so important that you get this sorted out as soon as you can. This is especially the case if it doesn’t get much sunlight. The last thing that you need is for the rails to loosen, because when this happens, you have a way more expensive repair on your hands. Replacing the rotten parts of the deck is crucial here, and you also need to make sure that you treat it as much as possible as well as this can stop the problem from coming back.

Water Spots

Water spots are a sign that immediate action needs to be taken. Water spots usually mean that you have a leak in the wall or even in the ceiling. If you have a water spot that is constantly present then this is a sign of a plumbing issue. If it only tends to show up after it has been raining then this could be the result of your roof leaking. If you leave the issue then this could go onto affect a much bigger area and this will keep on expanding if you don’t deal with it. Hiring a roof repair company is the best way for you to get this issue sorted once and for all.

Termite Infestations

Termites are really invasive pests. If you have them in your home then you have a serious issue on your hands. They have the ability to do a ton of damage in a very short space of time and they can also affect the structure of your property as well. You need to hire an exterminator if you want to get the problem sorted out and you also need to look out for any nests as well if the problem is advanced. Structural damage can cost a small fortune to repair, so the sooner you deal with this issue the better.



Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).


  • I also like to do a deep clean at the same time (usually just a small squirt of grapefruit showergel in a bucket of hot water and then I wipe everything down with a couple of old rags). Somehow it’s really satisfying to know that the furniture is in it’s new position and it’s totally clean behind everything!


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