Don't Let These Issues Turn Your Home Haven Into Hell

As a homeowner, your property should be a haven. But some nightmares can destroy this possibility. Let’s look at a few in turn and figure out the right way to handle them. 

Issues with insulation

Insulation is somewhere at the bottom of the list compared to the other nightmares that we are going to discuss on this list. However, it can be a problem through the winter months or in the summer if you get a lot of sun where you live. One of the problems that you can face with your home is a window that is blown or cracks in the walls. Cracks can be filled with some simple DIY work. Window replacements are a tad more tricky and expensive. But you should be able to find a contractor who is able to complete the work for you. 


The last thing you want when it comes to your perfect home is for there to be issues with damp. This may have been hidden or covered up when you viewed the property but has become since you moved in. If left to its own devices damp can spread and gradually get worse. There are a few solutions that can help combat it and keep it away for good. You can paint the wall with damp-proof paint. You could also provide a protective layer such as Visqueen self adhesive membrane before decorating to make sure any problems with damp are solved.


One of the biggest fears of any homeowner is the nightmare of dealing with a full blown insect infestation. People often assume that this will only happen if your house is dirty. While that can be the case, it’s not always the cause. For instance, you might just bring in the wrong piece of furniture into your property that already has bugs living inside it. The problem is that by the time you spot the bugs themselves, they will have already grown in numbers. So, you need to make sure that you instead look for the waste they leave behind like fecal matter and skins. Once you notice this, you should call in the pest control service immediately. 

Structural concerns

Finally, you might have noticed problems with the structure of the property. There are various signs that you should watch out for which suggest that the structure of a property isn’t quite right. For instance, the doors might stick more than usual. You could also notice cracks starting to develop along the walls. Believe it or not, this is quite a common situation in new builds that have not been constructed to the right standards. To deal with the issue, you may want to consult a surveyor to check the extent of the damage. It’s possible that you have a case to sue the building team who completed the initial construction. At the very least, they should fix the problem free of charge. 

I hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to ensure that you are tackling some of the main home issues head on. That way, they won’t destroy the zen that might exist around your property.  

Liz x

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