Water is required on same level as oxygen for survival. But for a house, the water acts as a destructive force. If you’re not careful, you may end up with damaged furniture or you have peeled paint on the walls. It’s also not excluded that you have to deal with insects. And if you’re not careful, the water infiltrated in your home can generate the appearance of mold.
How to identify cracks in the walls
The best way to prevent damage caused by rainfall or snowmelt is to make sure your home is built properly and is well maintained. There are a few tricks to identify and then fix the cracks in your home.
Check especially the corners of the doors and windows. You may have surprises. Inspect if paint on the walls is peeled or discolored. It would be the first sign that you have problems. Repair or replace shingles in places where it is possible for water to infiltrate. Water infiltrations are also common for chimneys, cracked pipes or roofs that showing cracks. Try to identify the place that has infiltrated water, starting with the roof and ending with the ceiling. Repair all cracks and holes in exterior walls or on the foundation and examine in particular the places where pipes and cables extend and outside walls. Check the valves and pipes so you make sure they don’t leak. The clogged sewage is another major issue that you should be aware of.
Hassle free holiday
If you have a vacation home, you shouldn’t neglect it. If anything, you could discover that the woodwork is eaten by decay. Any wooden object exposed to damaging weather conditions can accommodate insects. Wooden draining gutters, sheet metal or other material prevents the infiltration of water in the empty spaces between two constructions.
All rooms including annexes, cupboards and cornices should contain eaves or vents and be well maintained. Check the holes and cracks in attics and insulate them so you don’t have any heat loss in your home. Among others, such cracks will cause damages during the winter. Water from rain, snow or ice can infiltrate along the shingles and you can get it into the attic or in the house.
What you should do
The level of humidity in your home should be between 30% and 50%. Window condensation, moisture stains on walls and ceilings and musty smell are the first signs that there is too much moisture in your home. Check areas that are not well ventilated, such as behind curtains, under the bed and in closets and make sure there are no traces of moisture and mold. In addition, it would be good to vent the bathroom after every shower. Also, the air conditioning system can help you keep your home dry.
Have more light
Replace dark drapes with some cheerful ones, in lighter shades or with a playful print. The curtains should be made of fine material, so as to not obstruct too much light through. You can opt for white or cream curtains, as they go with almost type of design. Another idea is to give up on curtains and drapes all together, provided, of course, that the windows are always clean.
Have more color
Dare to bring splashes of color in the living room, bedroom, or in the hallway. You can do this through accessories and textiles: cushions in bright colors, carpets with cheerful prints, vases and paintings with plant themes. Or, if you want a bigger change, choose a color consistent with the rest of arrangement and paint a wall or even the floor.
More order and less crowded spaces
Spring cleaning can do wonders for the flow of energy into your home. That’s because the clutter of objects blocks according to the principles of Feng Shui, the free flow of energy. So eliminate the things in your home that you no longer use. Free some space under the bed, organize everything in the kitchen drawers, and reorganize the books in the library. If the problem persists, find ingenious storage systems that organize and hide scattered items.
Lastly, if you decide that spring is the perfect season for a home remodeling project or for a renovation, dare to make some significant changes. Do you want to refresh your kitchen, turn an unused basement into a spare bedroom or to renovate the master bedroom? Now is the perfect time. No matter how big or small your remodeling project is Good Deal Remodeling is here to help you. Take a look at our remodeling services and don’t hesitate to contact us for more details.