When you own a home in Charlotte, NC, you take pride in keeping it in good condition and do as much regular maintenance as you can. You'll happily mow your lawn, tend to your garden, and even make sure that you get up on the roof every now and then to clean your gutters and look for missing shingles. However, you can be the handiest and most careful homeowner on your block and you'll still need some repairs from time to time. The good news is that you don't have to drain your bank account every time you need something fixed.
At POWER Lift Foundation Repair, we aren't just experts in foundation repair in Charlotte, NC; we also have a wealth of knowledge on related home maintenance and repair, and can help you avoid expensive and time-consuming problems. Look out for these signs of trouble, take the necessary actions, and you won't have to worry about home repair issues for a long time.
Check the basement walls
When was the last time you paid attention to the walls in your basement? You probably haven't thought about them in a long time, but if you want to avoid costly water, mold, and foundation damage, you'll want to check them out regularly. If you notice signs of flaking or peeling paint, you could have water or moisture seeping into the walls. Adding some well-compacted earth around the foundation of your home can help lessen the chances of water creeping in. You could also extend your home's downspouts. This would require a good weekend's worth of work and possibly a couple hundred dollars, but it could help save you thousands in repairs.
Check for pests in the attic
Insects and rodents are pretty common in homes in the south, but noticing a spider or a few ants in the kitchen isn't cause for alarm. If, on the other hand, you notice a lot of mice or bugs in your attic, there could be something more serious happening to your roof. Bugs and rodents can fit into some surprisingly small places, and a few missing shingles or gaps in caulking could be giving pests a passage into your home. Small roofing problems won't just allow pests to get in – it will also let in air and moisture, and require a lot of costly home repairs. Don't just hire an exterminator to clean out your attic; get a professional to check out your roof!
What do you do to keep your home in good shape? If you suspect that the issues in your basement are foundation related, contact us at POWER Lift Foundation Repair today for an estimate!