Some of the more obvious and more common handyman services one typically thinks of to keep your home in tip-top shape on a frequent basis include electrical maintenance and/or plumbing repairs.
However, one service that is often overlooked when it comes to ensuring your house is in mint condition is, believe it or not, caulking. If you don’t know what caulking is, let me tell you, you’re in for a treat.
What is Caulking?
Caulking is a waterproof filler and sealant, most typically used and associated with building work and repairs. There are several areas of your home where caulking repairs are more likely, such as around your bathroom, toilets and sinks. This is because over time, the caulk in these structures begins to wear down due to water penetration. Even the exterior parts of your home should be checked for cracks and gaps between structures over time, which can be a result of rain and other types of weather-related wear.
Mold and structural damage are some examples of serious consequences that can result from a lack of caulking maintenance, so you really don’t want to overlook this task. If done correctly, there are many benefits that regular caulking maintenance can do for your beautiful home.
T&Z’s handyman service provides highly trained and licensed staff members who can provide the solution you need to save repair bills over the long term. Here are some examples of how caulking maintenance can help you take care of your home, and additional benefits that come along with doing so:
Reduces energy bills
Since caulking prevents hot or cold air from leaking outside, energy costs are significantly lower! Openings and cracks found in bathrooms, living rooms, and other areas can lead to considerably more spending on heating and cooling if not caulked properly. Cool, indoor air can leak from these holes and gaps during the summer, or warm heat during the winter. As a result, lack of caulking maintenance can completely drain your utility bills! A faulty heater can actually have the same effect – a problem can cause it to run inefficiently and not heat your home as you want it to. Such a problem should be addressed before it snowballs into a more costly one. Reaching out to the likes of Sirius Plumbing and Air Conditioning can be useful if you need maintenance, repair work, or even a full replacement of your existing system.
Maintains adequate house temperature
In addition to reducing your energy bills, caulking also ensures you stay comfortable inside your home. As we mentioned before, air leakages due to worn down caulk are highly likely during the extremely hot summer months or in the freezing winter season. Caulking maintenance will ensure an optimal house temperature all year round.
Forms protective layer against outside substances
Caulking also has the benefit of forming a protective seal against outside substances. Dirt, snow, and other harmful bacteria can seep in through the gaps of windows and doors, which can inevitably lead to illnesses and infections. If your windows are starting to look dirty due to things seeping in, you could also have a look at Alpharetta Window Replacement as well as caulking so you can have the cleanest and most hygienic windows possible!
Additionally, accumulations of moisture cause mold, mildew, and algae to grow inside your house. This can result in damage to your home’s structure and your possessions. Smudged wall paint or stains can be an indicator that mildew or mold is growing inside your home.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our handyman service to caulk your home in order to fortify it from dirt, bacteria, and other outside substances.
Avoid water damage
Water damage can be a huge problem for homeowners, especially during the rainy season. Excess water can lead to cracking pipes or even your home’s structure, bringing up muck and grime from waters below, this is when sewage cleanup is a number one priority. This is especially prevalent among condo owners who don’t necessarily have robust structures to prevent water damage. However, through caulking, homeowners can solidify their outer home structure to act as a strong defense against excess water flow. The same can be used for business, over time water damage can seep in and cause a lot of havoc, this is why companies like ServiceMaster of Lake Shore can be of great help with this.
Doing so will ensure your house is protected against unpredictable weather, and will save you a considerable amount of unnecessary handyman service repairs and maintenance expenses.
At T&Z, we offer an exceptional caulking handyman service through trained and experienced staff. Their expertise allows them to ensure all caulking work is done using best practices so that you can be rest assured of any inconvenience and problems in the future.