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July 28, 2021

Home Repair Timelines You Should Keep Your Eye On

July 28, 2021

DIY repairs can be time-consuming and surprisingly necessary. While you may feel confident in your ability to renovate and fix the flaws in your home, you must be vigilant. Some projects take a lot of time and recurring fixes to be resolved, some of which last for a long time. Here are a few home repairs you should think about regularly.

Plumbing

Your home’s plumbing is critical to maintaining property value and keeping your things nice. Water runs through your home at all times, and if there is a problem in your plumbing, you could be looking at a small puddle of water at best and leaking ceilings at worst. If you suspect that your home is affected by plumbing problems, contact a professional immediately.

After they come and take care of the mess, you need to keep a timeline of how long it has been since you last had it repaired. Plumbing issues take a long time to arise again, but if you don’t keep up on it, problems may arise.

Roofing

Perhaps your home’s most important and most vulnerable piece is the roof. Your home’s hat goes through a lot to keep your family dry and comfortable. Your roof’s lifespan will depend on the type of materials, where you live, and how much maintenance you do.

If you want your roof to last a long time, make sure you give it regular TLC. Replace roof shingles as necessary. Find ways to strengthen it. Some of the most devastating problems occur in highly moist and cold places such as New England and the upper Midwest. Never underestimate the roof’s chances of collapsing in on itself. The result is not pretty.

Driveway

Last of all, you need to monitor how long it’s been since your driveway was repaired. The driveway will show much more obvious problems—cracks, potholes, and erosion, for example. While these problems may be apparent, some people don’t see it as an urgent issue. This is mistaken.

For instance, a severely cracked driveway can indicate problems with plants affecting your concrete. Bumps and potholes can negatively impact every car’s transmission, ultimately cutting into your cars’ lifespans. Working on these problems early can resolve any issues your car has for an ultimately small cost.

By measuring the length of time these repairs have happened, you can get ahead of issues before they actually arise. This is a great way to be a responsible homeowner.

 

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