There are some things in life that you can ignore, a squeaky door for instance or a bedspread design that you no longer like. But there are some things in the home that scream for your attention and need to be sorted as soon as they arise. These are the issue that can feel like they are too close to home because things just won’t be normal again until they are sorted! Read on to find out how to deal with them.
First of all, if you have a hole in the roof, it’s not something that you can easily, ignore or get away from. At best it will cause a bad draft and inconvenience to you. But at worst it can let in all sorts of nasty weather, and actually be a healthy and safety hazard to your and your family.
So what can you do about this? Well depending on the size and position of the hole, you might want to have a go at fixing it yourself. Of course, you could always let the professionals like these roofing contractors deal with it instead. In fact, this is an attractive choice for a lot of folks, because the combination of working at heights and outside can be a little intimidating.
Leaks and flooding
Another problem that can seem way too close to home when you have to deal with it is flooding. Floods can occur because a pipe or appliance has sprung a leak. Or it can be caused by outside factors like heavy rain, or a nearby river bursting its banks.
But what can you do about it? Well, it’s not always possible to prevent leaks. But if you know that there is a possibility of a flood, you can move any valuable items out of the space to keep them safe. You can also use sandbags against any cracks in the windows and doors to prevent the majority of the water from coming in.
However, if you are dealing with a flood that has already occurred, the best thing to do it to try and clear the space of water, as soon as possible. Then get the space dry. To speed this up, you can hire fan heaters. The sooner space is dry, the less likely it is that it will get moldy, which can be damaging to your belongs and pose a health risk.
Subsidence is also a common ‘close to home’ problem, that it is best to avoid if possible. Unfortunately, however, the homeowner often doesn’t realize it is happening, until the results are beginning to show.
Subsidence is caused when the land that your home is built on shifts over time. This, in turn, move the foundations and causes cracks in the structure of the home.
Subsidence can be a very expensive problem to resolve, so it best to catch it as early as possible. As it is to do with the structure of your home, you will need some professional help in getting this sorted. Which usually comes in the form of pinning the walls back together.