Caulking is one thing your home can’t do without. Many homeowners don’t realize how important caulking is until a series of mishaps occurs, and the stability of their home takes a turn for the worst. Caulking holds your home together and prevents misfortune in various ways.
1.Protection from the Outside Elements
When it rains, especially during hurricane season, caulking keeps you safe from the outside elements. Without proper caulking, the cracks and crevices in your home will leak and cause significant damage, including wood rot, mold, and mildew. These damages can cost thousands of dollars in repairs.
2. Increase in Energy Bills
No one wants to pay costly energy bills each month if they don’t have to. Poor caulking can increase your expenses by hundreds of dollars. A home that is not properly sealed allows air to enter the home and create drafts. These drafts cause your home’s heating and cooling system to work overtime to keep the home maintained at a certain temperature.
3. Less Pests
Having insects in your home is not pleasant. Termites, ants, and rodents can enter your home through tiny cracks and turn the cracks into gaping holes. Through these holes, more unwanted house guests will appear and possibly start a family in your home. Termites eat through the foundation of your home, while ants eat your food, and rodents pose a health hazard. Their droppings will be left in many hard-to-reach places in your home, and this is unsanitary. It often requires an exterminator to remove these pests for good.
4. Quick Cutting
Painting a room in your home is a chore. The hardest part of this task may be choosing the perfect color. Painting without proper caulking is a nightmare within itself. Improper caulking compromises the appearance of an awesome paint job. Since masking tape has a difficult time sticking to uneven surfaces, perfect painting is nearly impossible. Caulking around the edges of the wall create an incredibly smooth surface for the paintbrush to easily glide across, especially around window trim, corners under the ceiling, and baseboards. The secret to perfect wall stripes and accent walls is good caulking.
5. Peace of Mind
You have peace of mind knowing your home is properly sealed and safe from the outside elements, pests, and expensive repairs. You can rest easy at night because you don’t feel a draft or notice rodents entering and exiting your home, and you don’t have an expensive energy bill to pay. With all of these factors out of your mind, you are free to dream and sleep peacefully.
Kleanway Pressure Cleaning is a family company has experience with many home maintenance tasks, including caulking. We know how time-consuming these tasks are, and how busy you are. We are here to help make your home as comfortable as possible. Sometimes things happen without your knowledge until major damage occurs. We’re here to help you maintain your home and make it a wonderful place to live. Call or contact us today to take advantage of a free consultation and have your home sealed correctly.