Five Signs Your Home Needs a Renovation

Date Posted
24 July 2016
Living right starts at home. Your home is the most important place in your life; your home condition impacts your moods, health, and activities directly. For this exact reason, taking care of your home is a must. Your home is comparable to your body, it needs regular check-ups and occasional extensive examinations. When it is not properly cared for, your home will deteriorate and eventually break. To prevent massive damages to your home, at one point of time, you will need to renovate your home. We are providing you with the five most important signs that you need to watch out for to consider a renovation.

1. Water Damage & Leaking Pipes

When your water tabs keep on bursting or when you spot water damages on your walls and tiles, it is time to take some swift actions. Water damages are the very destructive and could lead to serious consequences  - including mold infestation, permanent structure damages, and destroyed furniture - if left alone. Similarly, leaking pipes are the main roots of water damages, and should therefore be repaired as soon as possible. Leaking pipes could be caused by rusts, clogged drains, extreme weathers, and bad pipe quality. To prevent pipes from leaking, regular pipe maintenance and check-ups should be done.

2. Mold & Mildew

Mold and mildew pose serious health hazards to homeowners. Inhaled mold or mildew from direct exposure could lead into asthma attacks, rash, watery eyes, allergic reactions, rhinorrhea, and persistent coughing. Mold and mildew infestation thrives in damp area and thus, signals extreme and constant moisture in your home. Luckily, these infestations are visible to naked eyes. You will need to clean, sterilize, and repair the damages in all infested areas. You will also need to renovate your air circulation to ensure that dry air can enter your home.

3. Animal Infestation

Termites can infest your drywall, wooden tiles, book shelves, and any other structures that are made of wood. If you notice any termite dropping from your ceilings, walls, or any structural cracks, it is worth to do further investigation for a termite infestation. Termites can do serious damages to your home, and  it is worth noting that home insurance does not usually cover damages caused by termite infestation. Rodents infestation could be equally damaging. Rats can damage walls, destroy air ventilation, and contaminate your living area. Rodent infestation also poses health threat through their wastes and unhygienic living conditions. It is best to hire a professional pest control to eliminate and prevent animal infestations from progressing. After the infestation is terminated, you will need to repair all the damaged structures and renovate your home with some safeguards installed to prevent future infestations.

4. Damaged Structure

When your roofs, windows, or walls are falling apart, it is time to do some serious home renovation. Leaving your home structure vulnerable will put both your physical and mental health at risk. Unrepaired damaged structures will progress to other problems such as mold infestation, flood, unregulated indoor temperature, or even worse, structural collapse.

5. Unexplained Noises

No, it's not ghost! If you find your home makes constant noise, you have to look into it. Unexplained noises can come from anything minor, such as detached tiles, to major problems, such as broken electrical wirings. One way or the other, you will need to fix these issues before they progress. A home renovation is usually in order to eradicate any unexplained noise. If you find any of these signs in your home, it is time to seriously consider a home renovation. Through our expertise, Rebate4U can process rebates for thousands of dollars for our clients if they pursue a major renovation on their home. Feel free to call us at 1-800-610-4510 to check if you are eligible for a rebate for either a major home renovation or renting out a new condominium.

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