3 Very Serious Home Threats You Should Be Aware Of

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We’re all familiar with how challenging maintaining a home can get, and we all went through that awful period when every single thing decides to break down in a matter of days. That is when we need divine strength to pull ourselves up and fix everything, one thing at the time. Avoiding these periods is quite difficult because you can’t really predict the future, but there are a couple of precautions which can put an end to a possible chain reaction. So, let’s find out what can we do in order to protect our home!

Old Wiring

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If you’re living in an old house or a building, you should pay additional attention to this problem that’s just waiting to happen. Do your fuses and breakers go out regularly? That is the first and a very obvious sign of danger. Don’t neglect it or try to solve a problem simply by replacing a breaker because that is a short-term solution. You should also be alarmed if your lights are dimming and flickering all the time, because that can’t be good. This is usually followed by a burning smell – if it comes to that, I’d sincerely advise you to turn everything off and call a professional. However, you shouldn’t call the first person you look up, give some thought to it, and ask someone who had recent experience in this particular area.

Moldy Walls

3 Very Serious Home Threats You Should Be Aware Of, Seekyt

You don’t have to be a detective to figure this one out. If you have dark stains on your walls, which are usually firstly discovered in the basement or the attic, and which are usually followed by that stale smell, you should face the fact that you have problems with mold. If you decide to cover up this problem with a fresh layer of paint, you’ll just make it look pretty, which is not the permanent solution you’re in need off. Except its nasty appearance, mold can be very damaging to your health if you give it enough time to grow and spread, and pollute the air you and your family breathe. Take this problem seriously by stop pretending you don’t see those dark spots on your walls, and call an experienced pro which can determine the severity of your problem and solve it quickly.

Slow Heating System

If you notice that your heating system works unusually slow or it doesn’t work at all, that could be an explosion waiting to happen, especially if your heating system is based on gas. If you notice any strange smells or you hear some odd sounds, there are several problems that may be occurring here – a pipe may be clogged, there can be a wiring problem if your system is new and programmable, or your system simply has a minor problem which can be easily fixes. Whichever it is, you don’t want to take any risks, and you should evacuate your home until a professional arrives and deals with it.

Most people decide to treat this problems like if they were DIY projects. This is a serious mistake that could lead you to a life-threatening situation, which you definitely wouldn’t want to be a part of. There are people in your phone book which are educated and trained to deal with house problems, like you are for your area of expertise, so call them!

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3 Very Serious Home Threats You Should Be Aware Of, Seekyt
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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.