Why These Four Situations Call For Emergency Property Maintenance

Some home maintenance problems, such as peeling paint or creaking floors, don't necessarily call for emergency repairs. Others, however, require prompt intervention to avert serious dangers to your real estate property. Here are four examples of property issues that require emergency repairs.

1.  The Roof Shows Sign of Collapse

The roof protects your household from outside threats that include the weather elements. Thus, imminent roof collapse requires emergency intervention. You know the roof is about to collapse if the ceiling sags, the walls and ceiling have cracks, or you can hear creaking sounds. An old roof is even more likely to collapse than a new roof, particularly due to overloading (think snow accumulation).

2.  The Basement Is Flooded

Basement flooding is common since the basement is the lowest part of the house. Flooding is a grave concern even in unfinished basements. The floodwater can crack the walls and weaken the foundation of the house.  

If you have your heating or HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system in the basement, the system is also susceptible to water damage. The sooner you get rid of the water, the better

3.  Frozen Water Pipes

Water expands when it freezes. The water in your plumbing pipes can, therefore, expand and exceed the volume of the pipes when the temperatures fall below the freezing point. If the pipes are not too strong, the frozen and expanded water can crack or burst the pipes and flood your home with water.

Apart from the risk of busted pipes and flooding, frozen water pipes also interfere with water flow. Thus, take measures to thaw your water pipes if you notice signs of freezing. Signs of frozen water pipes include frost on the pipes, no or little water out of the pipes, and freezing temperatures.

4.  Sewer Backups

Sewer backups typically occur if something clogs the sewer line or the sewer line breaks. For example, solid wastes and tree roots can cause sewer line blockage and sewer backup. A sewer backup is a serious health hazard since the sewer effluent is filled with dangerous microorganisms.

Don't forget that you won't be able to use your plumbing fixtures during the backup since that would only worsen the situation. Not only that, but backed up sewer effluent also emits foul odors that make the home inhabitable.

Hopefully, your real estate property won't suffer any serious damage any time soon. If such damages do occur, however, you should have an emergency property maintenance company on standby that can execute the necessary emergency measures.

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