How To Prevent Additional Home Repair Damage In The Future
Whenever I am doing a home repair on someone's home, they
rarely ask me how the damage actually happened or how to even prevent it
from happening again in the future. I've always thought this was rather
odd, but it seems like most homeowners accept the fact that home repairs
will need to be done in the future and they will rarely even question
I was just repairing some wood damage a few weeks ago and took it upon myself to explain to the homeowner, what caused the damage. The homeowner automatically took a defensive stand towards my accusations and started to defend himself and his home.
This isn't the first time that I ran into a situation like this and I immediately told the homeowner, that I'm not blaming anyone, I'm simply trying to help you prevent the wood damage from re-occurring in the future. I explained to him that his neighbors probably have the same problem, but don't even know it yet.
I have my ways to defuse hostile situations and it wasn't long, before the homeowner realized that I was trying to help him and wasn't blaming him for being a neglectful homeowner. By the time I was done explaining myself, he was asking me questions and paying attention to my answers. I hope that the homeowner does the necessary changes that I suggested to prevent the problem from re-occurring in the future, but this isn't necessarily what happens, all the time.
There are ways to prevent home damage and eliminate home repairs, but you're going to need to educate yourself about some of the problems and solutions to them. If you hire a home repair professional to fix something that's damage in your home, take some time to ask them a few questions on ways that you can prevent the damage from happening again in the future.
It doesn't hurt to ask questions, but it's extremely painful to continue to pay for the same home repairs over and over again, especially if they can be prevented, with a little maintenance or different type of construction methods.