We all know that owning a home can be hard. There are many things that you need to do to ensure that it’s nicely maintained, clean and safe for you to live in. That’s an awful lot of reasonability, and at times, it can be rather overwhelming. But when you feel like that – just take a break. You don’t need to wait until you’re on the edge to have a timeout.
Having said that, there are some things that you need to keep your eyes peeled for, as if they go unnoticed, they can have a huge negative impact on your home and living conditions. This is why you need to pay extra close attention to the structure of your home.
Here’s how to do that.
Have a walk around your home and see if you can spot any visible cracks – even if they’re only hairline. You should make a note of these, along with the measurement, where you found them, and what the date is. Then after a week or so, have another look at them and see whether anything has changed. You may find that within a week nothing has altered, so wait a little longer. Nothing may happen at all and it’s just a little crack that has formed, and if ever it really does bother you, you can just cover it up with some filler. But if you have another look and find that the length has grown from the last time – then you need to take action as your home could be at risk. Call in a professional that has the right knowledge to be able to assess the problem and know exactly how to treat it.
Having a problem with your roof can be an absolute nightmare because it affects so many different things at once. Not only can you experience leaks coming in if it is raining outside due to missing tiles or broken slabs, you can also experience bad drafts, mold, and even risk the whole thing falling down – worst case scenario. So if you fear you have an issue coming from your roof, then you need to call someone in to have a look at it as soon as you can. You may need to have a brand new roof refitted so you have an upgrade with some slate roofing that stands the test of time while looking wonderful. Or it might just be the case of having to have a couple new tiles put in place, but you won’t know until you shine a light on it.
Those are the most common structural problem that can arise in a home, but you should also be aware of the flooring in case any strange lumps or dips are forming, or any floorboards are lifting. You may want to inspect your basement too if you have one, along with your attic. Check that everything looks normal, and no mold is setting in or any issues with the wood like rotting and woodworm infestations.