Homeowner Robyn Meslin isn’t posting pictures
of her latest home improvement project on Facebook. After discovering her home’s previous
owner had done of lot of electrical work himself, she had to call in a professional.
“The basement was pretty much a nightmare. He had finished it himself so there were open
electrical boxes down there, switches that didn’t turn on and off, anything that we
could figure out.” As Meslin knows, home ownership is unpredictable. “Unfortunately, there are projects that
have to be done around your house that you are never going to talk to other people about
– updating wiring, replacing your roof – these are the kind of things that are required to
keep your house in good condition, but they are not fun and exciting, but if you don’t
do these things it’s really going to hinder the value of your home and it’s resale value.” Here are three unsexy home projects you should
never avoid. One, repairing the foundation.
You might crack up at the thought of spending hard-earned money to repair that slow-growing
crack up the wall, but foundation issues are no joking matter. Have it checked out before
it’s too late. Two, removing mold.
Failure to remove mold can cause health problems. Make sure to hire a remediation company that
pinpoints the source of the mold. Three, update electrical wiring.
Rewiring a home or modernizing an aging electrical system is not cheap, but you’ll sleep better
knowing there’s a decreased risk of fire. “You can’t brag out it. ‘Hey, I got
a new electrical panel! OOH!’ It’s more fun to pick out drapes or decide on colors
or say let’s put hardwood floors throughout the house, but really if it all burns down
what’s the point?”