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Five Dangerous Issues That Could Threaten Your Family Home

One of the most troubling things about being a homeowner is that your home could be damaged by any number of things. Even more frightening is the thought that these destructive forces could be hidden right under your nose. If you are not vigilant, hidden dangers can enter your home and severely damage it. You ought to carefully monitor your home to keep it safe. Here are five hidden dangers you should watch out for so they do not harm your family or home.

Five Dangerous Issues That Could Threaten Your Family Home1. The Dreaded Mold We Keep Hearing About…

Mold has only recently come to light as a major health hazard that is present in many homes across the nation. They key to avoiding mold in your home is to keep your home dry. If your home suffers from moisture problems, you can use a dehumidifier to help keep it dry.  Be sure to also check problem areas like basements or near appliances that use a lot of water.

2. Termites Aren’t A Joke…

Termites can literally eat you out of house and home. This is indeed a troubling thought because they can be present for some time before homeowners know about them! So, you need to be on the lookout for them at all times. “The key to preventing termites from ruining your home,” says one expert in termite control in the Bay Area, “is to regularly inspect for them.” If you see any signs of a termite infestation such as damage to housing materials, then you may need to seek out an expert to help you deal with them.

3. Foundation, Foundation, Foundation…

An old or dilapidated foundation can be a very bad situation for any home or building. If the foundation problems get severe enough, your house could actually collapse. You need to regularly inspect your foundation to ensure that it is in good condition. Cracks in a foundation’s walls will be the first sign of trouble. Make sure to get your foundation repaired at the first sign of cracks to avoid the problem growing worse.

4. Raise (the Quality of) the Roof…

Another frequent problem that can spring up to trouble homeowners is roof damage. A bad roof can let in rain and melting snow, which will cause flooding in your attic. You can avoid this situation by performing inspections of your roof at least twice a year to make sure that it is undamaged.  Don’t delay on any fixes necessary.

5. Getting Some Wires Crossed…

If you have an older home, then you may well have faulty wiring somewhere inside your walls. Faulty wiring can cause fires that can decimate a home and severely disrupt your family’s lifestyle. You need to make sure that all of your home’s wiring is up-to-date. You can check it out on your own, or if you have an older home, then you should enlist the services of a skilled electrician to inspect your home’s electrical system. If an expert detects a problem, they can quickly make the repairs to get your wiring back into good shape.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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