LIST OF WARNING SIGNS for your home!

Posted on June 19, 2012

To call or not to call; that is the question when we have a problem with our home.  Here is a list of warning signs for your home that should not be ignored.  Make an appointment for a checkup with a professional if your home has the following symptoms: LIST OF WARNING SIGNS for your home!


  • Plumbing Drains “chug” like the sound of an emptying soda bottle
  • Toilets don’t flush properly
  • Slight, persistent running water sound in toilet
  • Tapping, banging noise from pipes
  • Low water pressure
  • Constant, repeated slow draining
  • Leakage or occasional mild flooding


  • Excessive noise
  • AC or heat pump frequently turns on and off
  • Uneven temperatures room to room
  • Increased electricity consumption
  • Excessive dust in home
  • Requires frequent repair
  • System is over 10 years old


  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Switches or outlets are hot and/or emit strong, unpleasant odor
  • Fuses and circuit breakers are blown or tripped often
  • Cords, outlets and switch-plates are discolored
  • Old aluminum wiring
  • Pre-50’s home construction should have a thorough inspection


  • Cracks in the sheet rock, exterior brick and mortar
  • Doors slope and/or don’t open and close correctly
  • Windows become difficult to open


  • Water seepage or standing water in the basement or crawlspace
  • A musty, moldy odor
  • Wood surfaces are discolored and dull
  • Wood grain has splits
  • Paint blisters or peels
  • Excessive condensation on windows
  • Mold on furniture


  • Wood decay or damage
  • Wood interior is crumbling
  • Signs of droppings
  • Seasonal swarming of insects or pests
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