Four Common Home Problems And How To Fix Them

September 13, 2022

Looking after a home is one of those things that can always be surprisingly difficult to get right. Even if you are aware of how to fix up many of the problems that a home can have, there could always be other problems that arise in the future, and these are worth knowing about too. In this post, we are going to try and elucidate on some of that by looking into some of the most common home problems that you are likely to have, as well as discussing how you might be able to fix them. Let us take a look.


Most homes will have leaks at some point or another, for the simple reason that no home is absolutely waterproof. However, there are small leaks that might not matter too much, and then there are more significant leaks which can prove to be quite a problem. If you have a roof leak that does not seem to be abating, you should definitely get that looked at professionally, for instance, as it is only going to get worse if you leave it alone. Similarly, all leaks should be dealt with at your earliest convenience to ensure the damage is minimized.

Poor Drainage

The drainage in your home is obviously very important, because if there is a problem with it, you can actually have a lot of issues going on — including leaks, as we have seen. You can also end up with damp and mold, or water damage if you are not careful. It is important to fix up any issues with your drainage as soon as possible. Sometimes you might be able to do this yourself, by installing a new gutter, and sometimes it might be essential to have it professionally done, but either way it is something to focus on if it arises in your home.

Faulty Wiring

Any problem with the electrical system in your home needs attending to as quickly as possible, because otherwise you might actually end up in a position of danger. If you think that there might be faulty wiring in your home, this is something you can only fix by getting a licensed electrician in to look at it. You can tell faulty wiring because you might have a switch that only works sometimes, for instance. All in all, this is something to watch out for, so make sure that you are doing so as best as you can.

Structural Issues

Finally, many homes have structural issues, some of which can be quite profound and some which are relatively minor, but all of which will require fixing in some way or another. If you are keen to make sure that you are keeping on top of this, you should audit the home every now and then, and call in someone if you think there is a serious structural issue that needs attending to. That is the best approach to take if you are keen on keeping your home as safe as possible, after all.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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