Red Flags for Homeowners

Red Flags for Homeowners

Issues in your home are always best when caught early. The best way to spot the red flags of a potential problem is to rely on your senses and be alert. Here are the top 3 red flags that your home is unprotected and how the experts at Cingo handle them:

Strange Smells or Sounds

Pests have distinct sounds, smells, and behaviors that if caught early, can help you prevent a whole slew of issues down the road. Your senses are the best receptors to sourcing potential issues. Whether it's forgotten leftovers in the back of your fridge or a mildewed section of your carpet from a leak in your ceiling, pests of all kinds smell it too. Take initiative and remove whatever may be making your home attractive to pests.

Dripping faucets, the AC kicking on and off throughout the day, and the general hustle and bustle of your home aren't unusual. It's when scurrying, scratching, or chewing sounds become normal occurrences that you should have a pest professional check behind your walls.

Connections to the Outside

One of the things you probably love most about your home is the freedom to choose what to do with your space, inside and out. However, connections to the outside may be vulnerable areas in which pests and threats can enter your space. This can be your garage, a window, the attic, or even outlets behind large machinery like your washing machine.

Pests need very little space to find their way into your home. Mice, for example, only need an opening the size of a pencil eraser. Prowlers on the other hand, look for weaknesses on the exterior of your home, like faulty locks and rotting door frames to make their entrance.

The Walls Can Talk

Warped or uneven walls can indicate a plethora of problems. When your foundation is uneven or drywall absorbs water, walls can warp, crumble, and ultimately become hazardous to your safety. Not only do wonky walls mean you have existing issues, like water damage, they may also become perfect entry points for pests to make your home theirs.

Most warning signs should be caught during the initial home inspection, but some red flags only present themselves after you move in. Be the hero of your home by taking action before potential problems become reality. Get full protection and peace of mind that your comfort will never be sacrificed for safety with Cingo's home protection plan.

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Joy Stanton-Hirst

SmithBrown Marketing