Tampa Homeowners, Watch Out For These Headaches

Posted by Mike & Michelle Grizzell on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 8:44pm.

Are you planning to buy a house in Tampa? Or perhaps you are a new owner of a home, or you already own one for a long time. How well do you know your home? A house may have problems that you don’t know about. These problems are not about bad energy flow or ghosts. What we’re pointing out is the presence of real financial issues or maybe, safety concerns. Be sure to know the signs to look into and take essential steps to protect yourself, your family, and your budget.

Old Wiring

One may need to worry about the quality of wiring within a home, and this basically depends on the age of a particular house. Many Tampa homes built way back in the 60s and 70s were designed with aluminum wiring. Such thing corrodes much quickly. And today, with modern appliances having different electrical demands, be on the lookout for potential damages. Check fuses that regularly blow, since this could be an indicator that a circuit is not capable of the electrical demand.

Insufficient wiring will result to several blown fuses, and at worst case scenario, this may cause a fire, which of course can be devastating in the emotional and financial aspect. Thus, it is best to hire an electrician to inspect the wiring and repair problems seen. It may be as easy as installing a copper adapter or the like.

Molds

You may not be aware of it, but mold can find its way into the home where water damage remains undetected. Some of the places where mold can be found are the basement, attic, and even the ventilation system. The build-up of mold is actually common in areas with southern or humid climates. And once it has gained a foothold, getting them out can cost you a lot of money.

If you notice a mold infestation that is small and accessible, you might be able to clean it up yourself with a mask and gloves. But with a widespread mold that is difficult to handle, the help of professionals may be needed. This can cost from $500 to $30,000, depending on the severity. That is indeed a lot of money.

Insidious Insects

Mites are insects that you don’t want your house to have. It’s like a disease that never goes away. Mites can find their way to homes in surprising ways. Take for example; birds often make their nests on the exterior of your home ventilation system. This may look cute or harmless, but these birds may often bring pests with them. Mites can cause medical problems like rashes, skin irritation and the like.

Another insidious insect is the termites. Termites can infest wood or lumber before it goes to construction. These migrate from one structure to another, usually establishing a colony where there is exposed wood. A termite infestation can be very expensive to clean up, especially if these have already caused huge damage to walls and doors. All homeowners are advised to get a termite inspection yearly to prevent the spread of infestation.

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