8 Home Repairs you can't afford to ignore!

By: Davenport Realty

8 Home Repairs you can't afford to ignore!

Tags: Home, Home Repairs, DIY, Real Estate, Burlington Real Estate, Renos, Home Renovations

8 Home Repairs you can't afford to ignore 

Here are some stats from Yahoo Finance about homeowners doing repairs in their homes:

42% of homeowners PUT OFF a needed repair in 2020
19% Tried to Fix it themselves 
22% just Left it broken

We all know there are some repairs that we shouldn't delay on because they can lead to bigger, more expensive problems if not taken care of.
8 Repairs you should take care of right away are:

1. Water
If a water spot, leak, or moisture is ignored, the continued damage will occur so address water damage QUICKLY!

2. Electricity
Flickering lights, damaged switches and any electrical problems can/may lead to fires. Fires can lead to injury or property damage.

Be on the lookout for signs of termites, ants, cockroaches, or any fury creatures and what they leave behind.  If you think you have any of these, call an exterminator quickly!

4. Peeling Caulk and Paint
Paint and caulking are like skin for the house.  It helps protect from water and pests.

If the HVAC is malfunctioning, taking care of it before it breaks can reduce stress on the system and possibly prevent an even bigger issue. 

6. Cracks
Keep an eye out on the size of the cracks. Measure them and note and change them.  You can always hire someone to come in and take a look and possibly fix it.

7. Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors
Replacing batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should immediately happen after they begin chirping. 

8. Watch for Darkening Ceilings Near Fireplaces
It could mean your fireplace isn't drafting property and it could bring deadly gases into the house.  Have someone out immediately to look at it! 

I hope these tips were helpful!  If you have some repairs that shouldn't be put on the backburner, comment below! 

If you have any questions about real estate and the market today or how much your home is worth, reach out!  I am here to help you !