You Can Pay Me Now Or Pay Me Later - Home Repairs
I don't have to drive far to find problems with people's
homes. I live in an area where the homes were built in the 1950s and I
don't even have to cross the street. There are plenty of homes within my
neighborhood that are suffering from structural issues, expansive soil
problems and of course normal wear and tear.
I understand that most people don't have the money to maintain their homes on an annual basis, but I'm here to tell you that that's a mistake. You have got to maintain your house so that the damage doesn't get out of hand.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about, you have a small roof leak and every time it rains you notice a damp spot on your ceiling and when it’s not raining, the stain doesn't seem to go away. The next time you go to clean the floor in that area, you notice that the flooring is starting to stain also.
These are the two visible things that you notice and you might even be able to live with. However, the deterioration of anything in the attic or in between the walls and floor are going to be where the true problems lie. All water leaks in your home should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
We've all heard the saying,” You can pay me now or pay me later.” The part that's missing here is that you can pay me today and it won't cost you as much as it will next year or the year after. Don't let your home repairs get worse and if you can through regular maintenance, inspect your home annually or semiannually and replace worn-out or damaged house parts before they cause damage to other parts of your house.