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Common Household Problems To Fix Before They Become Costly

Updated: Mar 14

Your home is your biggest investment, so it’s essential for you to fix things that break in the house as soon as possible. The longer you put it off, the chances are that you will have to pay a huge amount of money for home repairs, when you could have fixed the problems for much less.

Here is a list of just some of the common household problems you can easily fix before they become costly.

Deteriorated Caulking

This is an issue that comes up often in a home inspection and a routine maintenance inspection can find this issue as well. Caulk keeps out water and outside air. Caulk is very durable, but it does not last forever. When it begins to fail, repair the joint as soon as possible to prevent damage to your home.

Minor Plumbing Leak Issues

Now, this is in regard to minor plumbing leaks Minor plumbing leaks require an immediate fix to prevent water from finding its way through the walls and floors of your house. This will also prevent problems like mold growth, which can cause considerable damage to your home in the long run.

Unsealed Shower Grout

Openings in shower grouts can allow for significant water intrusion in the backside of showers. This can cause potential mold growth and wood rot in the structure of the home. So, avoid the hassles of potential structural repairs and mold growth, routinely check your shower tiles, and have them grouted and sealed as needed.

Furnace-Filter Issues

It’s important to check and change your furnace filters every 3 months. It prolongs the unit’s life and saves money on your monthly bills. You might need to replace your filter to get your furnace at maximum efficiency.

Clogged and Sagging Gutters

Gutters and drains are intended to direct water away from the home's foundation to protect the home’s structural integrity. Gutters should be unblocked and free of damage to function correctly. Gutter problems are pretty easy to fix. Ensure that leaks and holes in the gutters are properly sealed. If not comfortable on a ladder, you can have your gutters professionally inspected and cleaned annually.

Chipped and Faded Paint

The exterior paint on your home works as an added layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, insects, and dust. The paint can even prevent exterior wood from rotting. It’s important to have areas with cracked, shedding, or peeling paint fixed on time. The longer you overlook the repainting of your home, the larger the chances of severe water or pest-induced damage to your home. Maintaining your exterior paint or having a quality new paint job can help you avoid larger repairs costs in the future


Proactive maintenance is important to prevent minor home problems from becoming bigger problems, as well as to help maintain your property’s value. Consider getting regular home maintenance inspections by Gumshoe Property Inspections, LLC. We offer comprehensive home inspection services that will be beneficial for your house today and in the future. To learn more regarding the services offered by Gumshoe Property Inspections, LLC or to schedule a professional home inspection of your property, please visit or contact us today at 720-588-7753!

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