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3 ways home repairs may make matters worse

On Behalf of | Sep 7, 2022 | Construction Law

You may own a home or several properties and recently considered hiring a technician, plumber or handyman to make some minor repairs on your property. After working out a deal with the hired specialist they went to work. After they completed the work, you went to check if the issues were fixed only to find the problems worsened. 

This happens to a lot of property owners. What repairs may make problems worse? Here’s what you should know:

Roof repair mistakes

A leaky roof can cause major issues to several parts of a home when left unchecked. It’s always best to deal with a leaky roof early, especially during fall and spring weather. A roofer may attempt to fix issues with your roof, but if they don’t have the right skills, they may just open your roof up to pests and bugs and may make the leak worse. 

Plumbing leaks and bursts

Pipe leaks may be the result of a loose pipe or cracks. Dealing with these issues may prevent water breaks that cause flooding in your home. A plumber may fix the issue, but you may find the leak still present. 

Rotting wood

Many older homes have a lot of rotting wood. You may hire someone to come in and replace the wood, but if the issue wasn’t correctly done then you may find rotted wood in other places. Your handyman may even find the issue was caused by bugs or a water leak and not tell you, only causing the problem to reoccur. 

If you’re having problems with someone you hired, then you may need to reach out for legal help when looking to recover from your losses.