Proper Home Maintenance Can Save You Thousands!
Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy this Year!
You may be totally unaware of it, but there may be things hiding in your home right now that will cost you thousands of dollars in the future… not to mention safety and health hazards for you and your family. While most people only think about getting a home inspection when they buy or sell a home, it’s actually something to do on a regular basis. Why?
Here are some of the things that can happen if you don’t do proper home maintenance:
- Allergic Reactions
If you haven’t checked and cleaned your air filters lately, you and your family may be breathing in all kinds of dust, dirt and more. This can cause many issues including coughing, sneezing, runny nose, loss of sleep, and even bad allergic reactions.
- Health Issues
If you have mold in your floors, walls, and more, you can suffer from significant health issues… now and in the future. “Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all,” according to the Center for Disease Control. “Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions.”
- Wood Deterioration
As you sit there watching your favorite television program, termites could be eating the foundation of your home! They love wood that connects with dirt, high humidity, leaky pipes, and more. Before you know they are there, they may do some significant damage to your house!
- Fire Damage
While you are probably aware of major things that can cause fires in your home, what about the placement of your clothes dryer, electrical cords, gas vents, and more? In fact, there are well over 15,000 fires at home that involve clothes dryers (92%) or washing machines each year, per The National Fire Protection Agency. Worst of all, these fire cause deaths, hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in damage!
What Do You Do?
Don’t let these things sneak up on you! The destruction that allergens, termites, and fire can have on you, your loved ones and your home can be devastating.
Instead, look at getting your house inspected today by an experienced professional. Then, you’ll avoid surprises and be able to relax knowing that your home is a safe and healthy environment!