6. Leaky Furnace
If your furnace springs a leak, be sure to call in an expert to diagnose and repair the problem. You should also schedule annual furnace inspections to make sure your heater is running at optimal performance. According to National Heating and Air Conditioning, an annual check can keep your heating costs down, prevent breakdowns, and increase the life of your appliance.
5. Mold or Mildew
Treat any signs of mold or mildew as soon as they appear. Mold can trigger allergies and lead to breathing problems, asthma, and infections such as aspergillosis. The first step when you notice mold is to seek out and treat the cause of the problem. According to the CDC, you can use bleach to clean away mold in your home. If the mold encompasses more than 10 square feet, the CDC recommends following the EPA’s guide for Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.
4. Noisy Plumbing
If your pipes or toilet begin making gurgling noises, you may have something clogging the pipes. Grease or food that made it through your garbage disposal or pockets of air trapped in the pipes may cause these noises. Consult a plumber to get to the root of this problem before your sewer backs up into your home.