Your homes attic stores a lot of important features that benefit your home and your wallet. Hurricane straps help reduce potential hurricane roof damage and give you a nice discount on your homeowners insurance, Plumbing stacks run through your attic as well. Your homes insulation is typically located in your attic as well.
Do you know if your home even has Insulation? Is it enough Insulation? Can there be too much Insulation?
An Annual Home Inspection from Infinity Home Inspections can help you answer all these questions.
What does it mean if you do not have enough Insulation?
Adding insulation increases energy efficiencyAdding insulation to your home can reduce heating and cooling costs. Homes built after 1982 are required to have R-19 insulation. However, if your home was built before 1982, you may benefit from adding insulation. Installing additional insulation:
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Water leaking from your toilet tank will not only cost you money when it comes to your utility bill, but it can also cause water damage to your bathroom floor and premature wear of your toilet's internal workings. To find out whether your toilet tank is leaking, add some red food coloring to the water in the tank. Come back in about an hour and see if the water in the bowl is pink. If it is, you have a leak.
If you find that your toilet is leaking from the tank to the bowl, the flapper needs to be replaced. To change your toilet's flapper, first shut off the water supply to your toilet. To do this, simply turn the water valve located directly behind the toilet. Remove the tank lid and flush the toilet in order to empty the tank. Use a towel or sponge to mop out any excess water left in the tank. Remove the flush chain from the lever, and then slide the old flapper up off the overflow tube. Slide the new flapper in place over the overflow tube, reconnect the chain, and turn the water supply back on.
An Annual Home Inspection can help identify this and many other issues that are costing you money. Infinity Home Inspections offers Annual Home Inspections.
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