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Watch Out for These 5 Signs That Something Isn’t Right in Your Home

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July 6, 2017 by Caleb Haniquet

When we have peace of mind that our homes are safe and undamaged, we avoid the risk of unforeseen damage costs and sleep better at night knowing the household is running smoothly. There are certain warning signs you should never ignore as a homeowner, considering home damage can cost you money and the possibility of long-term damage. Whether it’s electrical, plumbing, drainage, or foundation-related, look out for these 5 warning signs that something just isn’t right in your home.

Electrical

Look out for the following electrical warning signs to prevent an accident occurring in the home or damage to your property:

  • Circuit breaker tripping frequently
  • Electrical shocks
  • Overheating ceiling fixtures
  • Sparks or burning smell
  • Flickering or buzzing lights
  • Damaged wiring

plumbing

Plumbing issues don’t give off the most obvious warning signs, however, if anything is happening out of the ordinary with your faucets, sinks and drains, it’s best to get them checked out by a professional. The following are some tips to look out for when it comes to spotting a plumbing issue within your home:

  • Gurgling Drains
  • Toilet backing up frequently
  • Discolored water coming out of the faucet
  • Slow Drains
  • Leaky Faucet
  • Rattling noises coming from the plumbing
  • Low water pressure

Foundation

The foundation is one of the most important aspects to the longevity of your home. It quite literally holds the home together, keeps moisture out, provides insulation from the elements and resists movement of the earth. If you notice any of these warning signs, don’t ignore them:

  • Cracks
  • Door jams
  • Windows won’t close completely or stick
  • Weakening concrete
  • Leaning walls
  • Posts in basement leaning
  • Puddles near structural components

Roof

Just like the foundation, the roof is one of the pillars of any home. However, it can also be difficult to spot warning signs since you can’t see what’s happening up there from your front yard or even down your street. The only way to inspect your roof for signs that something is wrong, is to go up there. While you’re up there, check for the following indicators that it’s time for repairs:

  • Dents
  • Make sure it’s level
  • Rust
  • Shingles curling or damaged
  • Sagging
  • Wear and tear around pipes and chimneys

Center Island Contracting is your contractor of choice for new home buyers or those undergoing home renovations on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you build the new home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (631) 465-9765.

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