Floor Damage Creates Financial Problems
If you're a homeowner who has a wood floor in their home,
I've got a story that you definitely need to read. It's about a family
who didn't listen to my advice and ended up with one of the largest home
repair bills that I ever seen. All of this could have been avoided but
It was probably around 20 years ago, when I was giving an estimate to a homeowner for room addition and I noticed that a small area of their wood floor was damaged and buckling. I told them that this was a sign of moisture and that it should be fixed as soon as possible, even before you build the room addition.
After I gave the homeowner a price for the room addition, he decided not to do it, but I reminded him about the wood floor damage and he told me that he didn't have the money right now, but would call me when he did. I hear things like this on a regular basis and realize that some things aren't a priority to some people. Obviously this wasn't a priority to this man and he wasn't planning on making any home repairs at this time.
The homeowner said that he didn't have the money at this time, but you need to think about, what it will cost in the future. The home damage repair bill was just under $10,000 it could have been fixed for under $1000 at the time I gave him an estimate on his room addition.
This homeowner chose to wait until his daughter fell through the damaged wood floor and got stuck. The young girl was fine, but the parents weren't. They now had medical expenses added on to their home repair bill.
Stuff like this happens every day and it happens to a lot of people every day. If you don't want to become part of the statistics and you're not interested in spending a lot of money, you should make any home repairs you can as soon as possible. Especially the ones that create safety problems for your family like floor damage.