What to do now? What to do later? As a homeowner, your to-do list can grow way beyond your finances or what you have time for. So how do you decide what can wait, and what can’t? Well, we‘ve put together a nifty to-do list to help you prioritize! Check it out and STOP putting off tomorrow, that you can accomplish today!
FIXING WATER LEAKS
It is very important that when you notice a leak you address it as soon as possible. Not only will a leak cost you money in wasted water, but the damage that’s done from a water leak will definitely put a dent in your pockets. You may have to replace wood, drywall and trim, not to mention other issues like mold or even drainage problems. Never put off fixing a leak. You’ll save money in the long run.
MISSING AND DAMAGED SHINGLES
Severe weather can cause damage to our roofs that we don’t expect. If you notice missing or damaged shingles address this issue as soon as possible. With missing shingles, your decking is susceptible to water damage which can eventually lead to serious damage on the INSIDE of your home. Replacing a few shingles now will be cheaper than having to replace your entire roof before its lifespan is complete. Make sure you know the age of your roof as well and perform routine maintenance checks.
BRICK STAIRS AND WALKWAYS
It can be very dangerous to your family and visitors when your brick stairs and walkways are damaged. Especially during the winter time. DON’T WAIT to fix those stairs with failing mortar. It’s not a very time consuming or expensive to fix, so do it as soon as possible. You don’t want grandma to fall on your damaged steps.
DON’T ignore possible electrical problems. This can be very dangerous. If your lights flicker or dim for no apparent reason… or if your breakers are constantly tripping, you might have a problem. Make sure you take notice and when something seems out of the ordinary, address it as soon as possible.
Mold is the product of moisture getting inside of your home without proper air ventilation. If left unchecked it can be a serious health problem. Make sure you address the cause of the mold and have the mold removed as soon as possible.
The purpose of caulk is to seal cracks around areas where two areas meet. Make sure your caulk hasn’t aged to the point where it’s shrunk and cracked or even peeling away. Applying new caulk is an easy job that can save you money in the long run.
So now you have your do-right-now list! Some problems are easy DIY fixes while others will need a professional. When you’re ready to take those next steps, call Royal for your home improvement needs. We’re here to help and would love to give you a free in-home consultation. Just call 800-414-4806 now to start checking items off your to-do list!