4 Sounds You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Home

When it comes to home ownership, doing repairs around your home comes with the territory. Things happen and need to be fixed, or your home makes some strange sounds. However, when it comes to strange noises, there are a few you don’t want to hear from your home. If you hear any of these 4 sounds, you may want to bring in a professional. plumbing-840835_640

  1. Squealing air conditioner. With the summer months around the corner, now is the time to take some time to ensure everything is in working order. If you haven’t already, change your filter to keep your machine working efficiently and unclogged from any dirt and debris.
  1. Scratching from gutters. Many people mistake gutter sounds for a bird chilling out, but this is not always the case. If this persists, the simple fact may be the sound you’re hearing are the scratching from rodents in your walls. If you suspect this to be true, call a professional to come and check it out.
  1. Screeching dryer. If you’re hearing a screeching noise from your dryer, it may be due to a belt issue. If you’ve recently purchased your dryer, the shipping bolts might have been left on. Try removing them and seeing if that stops the noise.
  1. Hissing and gas odors. A hissing sound, mixed with a gas smell, may indicate a gas leak. If this happens, immediately leave your home and don’t touch anything electrical (including light switches). Once out of your home, walk—you’ll want to leave your car behind too—call 911. You should also advise your neighbors to vacate their homes until the police have checked it out.

To learn more about which sounds you don’t want to hear from your home, check out this complete list from House Beautiful.

Home Maintenance

There is a lot of fun things to small faucetdo during the summer. Camping, hiking, fishing. swimming…the list is endless. However, don’t forget your home still needs some TLC. While you are puttering around the place, make a list of all the honey-dos that you want to take care of (at least, once fall hits).

Some things to consider while you are making your list are:

  • Kool-aid Toilet. If you suspect a water leak from your toilet, add a package of grape kool-aid into the water to find out where the leak is coming from.
  • LED Lightbulbs. Take a moment to change out your lightbulbs to LED. Not only will this lower your electric bill, but LED lights are much better for the environment.
  • Add Greens. Indoor plants can improve the air quality in your home and as the winter season approach, can add a touch of nature to your home.

Your home is your greatest investment so be sure to keep it looking its best. What are some things you’ve been putting off? Create your list today and start crossing off the things you want to complete before the snow flies. By taking the time to keep your home maintained, your home will increase in value.