The Most Common Problems Found In The Home (Part 2)

By Martin Hart on Thu 05 March 2020

We’re don’t think we’re getting ahead of ourselves when we say that the home is the most important building in everyone’s lives. It’s where we make our fondest memories, where we live out our lives with the ones we love, where we go when the world gets a bit too much.  That’s why when we suffer a problem with our house; it can feel like the whole world is collapsing. 

Some problems however, are incredibly common and can be combated easily. If you remember in part one, we took a look at problems such as flickering lights, poor ventilation and broken fixtures - all of which most homeowners will have encountered at some point.
Here are some more of the most common problems found in the home.


Rotten Wood

Even incredibly modern, pressure-treated wood will eventually break down under strain from the elements. The base of the home is the most likely place you're going to find rotten wood, as well as along the roof and anywhere else that moisture has been an issue. One of the other common places you might find rotten wood is on the window sills. This last fact is mainly an issue in house built in the 80's and 90's due to lesser-quality, finger jointed woodwork.


Poor Drainage

Water damage is a danger to any home with poor drainage. Drains can be easily blocked, especially if food waste is making its way down the sink or you're flushing things that aren't meant for the draining system. Water damage isn't your only concern when it comes to poor drainage as it can also lead to some nasty mould which not only smells and makes things look ugly, but poses a serious risk for your health too.



This may sounds like a strange one, but many people don't pay enough attention to their handrails. They take constant abuse on a daily basis and we pay them little to no mind at all. That's why it's one of the most common problems with any home that a handrail might not be as strong as you would hope. Of course, repair work is incredibly simple as most of these hand rails, or as we elite say ‘banisters', are made from wood which is easily fixed.


It's just a case of identifying the problems and finding a solution - if you can't find one yourself, there are plenty of experts whose job it is to find and fix said problems, so that's always an option too.

If you're experiencing any problems with your home, you can count on us to supply you with the right materials to get fixing them. We have an extensive collection of pull out kitchen units, door handles, hinges, among many more. For more information, contact us on 01702 614044 and a member of our professional team will be happy to help.


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