Homes require maintenance and upkeep to keep it safe from damage, but sometimes, things can happen outside of our control. It is important to stay vigilant in your inspection of your home in order to identify areas of concern before they turn into something major. There are three main problems that can occur in your home that we will go over: water damage, plumbing issues, and exterior issues.

Water Damage

This is one of the biggest worries for any homeowner and there is good reason why. Initial signs of water damage often go unnoticed or appear to be insignificant. As a result, the damage grows into a larger problem. Indications of water damage include but are not limited to the following:

  • Discoloration of the walls or ceiling
  • Peeling of paint or wallpaper
  • Soft or sagging drywall
  • Musty smell
  • Increased water bill
  • Dripping faucet
  • Visible mold or mildew

Whatever draws your attention to the water damage, it is most important to address the source of the issue as soon as possible.

Plumbing Issues

While tied to the above, plumbing issues can wreck their own additional damage. Aside from leaks or broken pipes leads to the aforementioned water damage, homes can also be susceptible to other kinds of plumbing issues like clogs, septic backups, low water pressure, and running toilets. Maintenance of your pipes, septic, and toilets are key to a smooth-running home.


From the outside walls to the outside buildings, there are an array of aspects of your home that are often missed during regular inspection of daily living. Garages, barns, sheds, and gazebos can pose as a risk to the health of your home as well as those who live in it or visit. General maintenance like cleaning or yard work can help reduce damage to the structure, rot or mold, and other risks during personal use. Exterior buildings are also at risk for rodents, pests, and termites.

Keeping up with ever potential aspect and danger posed to your home can be difficult. Luckily, you have Acusystem on your side. You can review our detailed homeowner’s checklist or schedule a home maintenance inspection to get a thorough review and repair plan for your home and property.