If you don’t know much about home improvements and remodeling, it can be easy to inadvertently damage your home. That’s why it’s best to leave major renovation work to a professional remodeling company like Callen. However, if you’re set on doing some work yourself, first be aware of common problems and potential disasters you may come across, and ask yourself if you know what to do in these situations.
A Weak Foundation
There are several signs that could indicate that your home’s foundation has been compromised, such as warped ceilings, cracks in the walls, saggy floors, and noticeable fractures and cracks in the foundation. While foundation failure is often an expensive problem to fix, the expense will be much greater if you do nothing. Even small foundation problems will continue to grow in size and repair costs if left unaddressed.
One of the worst sights a homeowner can see after ripping up old carpet or other flooring is termite damage, which can be extremely costly to fix. Termites cause such extensive damage, in fact, that they are considered the number one threat to homes in the United States. One colony can quickly branch off to form several more! There are signs to look for as you do your remodeling, but they are subtle and can be easily overlooked by the untrained eye.
Many homeowners aren’t aware of the great importance of proper ventilation in the home. As a result, if you’re doing kitchen or bathroom remodeling, it’s not uncommon to come across mold behind old wallpaper, under flooring, behind walls, and around windows. These are the areas that are exposed to the highest levels of moisture and humidity. That’s why there must be an appropriate number of fans installed to ensure adequate ventilation. If not taken care of promptly, excessive mold growth can release spores into the air that will reduce the air quality of your home and may even cause serious illnesses.
Here at Callen, our 30+ years of experience has taught us how to spot potential problems like mold growth and foundation and termite damage. We can see problems before we get too far in the renovation process and fix the issues. Just call us at 414-765-2585 to set up a free consultation for your next home renovation.