3 Expensive but Preventable Home Problems

3 Expensive but Preventable Home Problems

December 10, 2019

Staying on top of home maintenance helps prevent small problems from turning into bigger, costlier ones. In this blog, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY discusses some common home problems that can be prevented with routine maintenance.

Mold Growth

Mold spores are present in the air and are harmless in minute amounts. Mold becomes a problem when it’s allowed to grow and multiply. Concentrated amounts of mold spores in the air can cause respiratory problems for members of your household, as well as trigger allergies. Since mold thrives in high-moisture areas, indoor humidity has to be controlled through proper HVAC settings and air filtration. Gutters have to be in proper working order to make sure that water doesn’t leak into the basement or through the roof. Dehumidifiers can also help.

Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters can lead to all sorts of problems, including pooling water at or near the house foundation. This can make the ground mushy, leading to accelerated settling. Uneven settling can cause the house to literally break apart. Fortunately, clogged gutters are preventable with a combination of a regular maintenance routine, a gutter protection system and installation of replacement gutters as soon as needed.

Ice Dams

Ice dams are ice deposits that form at the edge of the roof. Many people attribute ice dams to clogged gutters, but this is only partially true. The main cause of ice dams is improper attic insulation. If heat from the attic leaks through the roof surface, it will raise the roofing temperature just enough to melt the snow on top. The snowmelt will then flow down the roof, refreeze at the edge and after a few repetitions, turn into an ice dam. Inspecting the attic and addressing insulation problems can help minimize the risks of ice dams.

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