While it may be tempting to cut corners when managing a property, doing so will cost you more in the long run. In this post we take a look at 3 maintenance repairs not to do:
1. Painting Over Water Damage
A fresh coat of paint can help work wonders in a property but it doesn’t fix the problem. Water damage can be a sign of leaks. If rotted wood is behind the fresh coat of paint, the paint often will promote more rot and not fix it.
2. Failing to Change the HVAC Filter
The longer the time between the changing of HVAC filters, the more stress they can put on their system. This can cause more debris to build up in the vents and ducts. Filters should be changed about once a month if there are pets or if the HVAC system is used every day. This can be reduced to every three months in other scenarios, experts recommend.
3. Disregarding Small Foundation Cracks
Even a small crack in the foundation could prove problematic. “If a dime can fit into the crack, it could potentially lead to significant basement leaks. Fix any small foundation cracks—at least 1/8’’—with spray or waterproofing paint. For anything bigger call in a professional to take a look.