Being a homeowner comes with a host of emotions, and encapsulates everything from exciting to stressful. When something in your home breaks, it’s important to address the issue as quickly as possible, and it’s incredibly important to stay on top of your home maintenance. If you let issues simmer, the problem will only get worse and may eventually lead to costly repairs that cost a fortune to fix. If you notice any of the following issues in your home, make sure you address them as quickly as possible to prevent a costly repair. This ranges from electrical issues, gutter blockages, faulty plumbing, and pest infestations.
Persistent Water Stains
Water damage restoration can quickly add up, especially if you’re not staying on top of repairs. If there are noticeable water stains on ceilings or walls, it could indicate a hidden leak, potentially leading to costly repairs. Removing any water and repairing your home could cost anywhere from $100 to $100,000. This includes damages from burst pipes, accidental water leaks, ice dams, and water damage from heavy rain.
Water damage is separated into three categories, Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3. With Category 1, the water is not contaminated with any chemicals or biohazard materials. Gray water is considered Category 2, contaminated with harmful chemicals like food products or laundry detergent. Black water, or Category 3, is the most expensive type of water damage to repair, as it’s been in contact with sewage water or groundwater (Today’s Homeowner).