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It should be easy for any homeowner to keep the house squeaky clean. However, home repairs and renovations are another stories. You would not even think of one unless it rains hard and your roof leaks or someone in the house trips over a loose tile. Nonetheless, you can prevent further damage by spotting on telltale signs that your house needs some renovation.
Here are five parts of the house that you need to check now and then for repairs.
When you see floor, tiles beginning to detach themselves, then that is something you should fix. Wear and tear through the years damages floors. The cement used in the floor construction may have also had its part in the damage. If you find yourself in this situation, call a carpenter and have the old tile replaced.
When you notice the paint starts to chip, then perhaps the wall was not properly cleaned before painting. Also, paint can chip after some time. Remove the existing paint with steel wool. You should then clean the wall and apply putty on holes and surfaces that are uneven. It will cause the new coat of paint to adhere to the wall better.
When your light starts to flicker, or there are dark spots on your bulbs, then it is time to have them replaced. Do this before the lights go out and you cannot deal with the darkness. Have the damaged light bulbs replaced with new ones right away? Go for LEDs because incandescent and halogen lamps may consume too much power thus causing your electric bill to shoot up.
If you notice doorknobs becoming too difficult to turn, then that is a sign that they should be replaced with new ones. Don’t wait for your brother to get locked inside a bathroom or bedroom. Get lever-type door knobs since they are more ergonomic regarding design. In fact, when your hands are full, you can use your elbow to push the doorknob down.
Always check your wooden cabinets or any wooden compartments at home because they might be infested with termites. Always check areas where there are piles of books or paper since that is where termites begin to nest. To prevent this though, have a pest control expert spray your home with wood preservative fluid every six months.
Some Final Words
If you know where to look for potential repairs and renovations, then you should do so regularly. Then head to a nearby depot to get your tools and hardware or get an expert to help you with the fixes. The next thing you should bear in mind is getting home insurance for your peace of mind. At Insurance Services of the West, LLC, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (425) 681-0996. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.