7 Items You Need Maintenance Services to Fix Right Now

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While every home requires maintenance services, ongoing issues could be a sign of bigger problems – especially if they’re left unattended for extensive periods of time. This means costly repairs and renovations; which can result in a lot more time and expense than the original problem would have taken. That’s why you need to ensure these seven simple problems are fixed sooner than later.

Leaky Toilet or Sink

While a leaky toilet or sink might seem more annoying than devastating, it’s important to have these addressed as quickly as possible. Toilets can leak for a variety of reasons, from a loose washer to a faulty pipe.

Although the dripping might seem minimal in your bathroom, it’s important to remember there are plenty of things which can go unseen – that can cause costly renovations. Water continuously dripping on the floor boards can cause the wooden beams beneath to rot and soften – meaning you’ll need to replace the beams and floor, instead of just the washer.

Flickering Lights

Although it’s not generally cause for concern, flickering lights can be a signal to major electrical issues within a house. If you’re noticing lights flickering, appliances surging or breakers popping throughout the year, it’s important to have maintenance services assess the problem before it becomes a bigger issue.

At times, rodents or pests can get into the electrical panel and cause major issues to the home’s safety after chewing wires. These wires remain live within the dry wall and can cause sparks or electrical fires if left untreated.

Leaking Eaves Troughs or Shingles

A leaky eaves trough can cause more than a wet spot on your shirt; it needs to be assessed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage. Maintenance services can determine the cause of the leaking, whether that’s due to a small blockage or corrosion throughout the metal itself.

If left untreated, eaves troughs can begin to rust and corrode with extensive water collection, making the problem worse than it needs to be. This continued corrosion can weaken the nails and screws securing the troughs to the walls – leaving them weak and susceptible to rotting out the wooden beam entirely. This means replacing the wooden beam, eaves troughs and any supporting structures.

Garage Chaos and Disorganization

Not quite as dramatic as the other suggested repairs, having your garage de-cluttered and organized can prove beneficial to your emotional and physical well-being. Having a cluttered garage can be an open invitation for vermin and pests – allowing nesting, breeding and feeding sources that can be difficult to treat. Likewise, chaos of boxes and storage containers can cause physical injury, should you try to navigate a cluttered space.

Consider using maintenance services to install adequate shelving and storage solutions in the garage for an organized solution that will limit the invitation for unwanted house guests. Likewise, it’s important to fix and repair any small openings in the garage door and joints – keeping a tight fitting seal around the door.

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