August 20, 2013

Home Plumbing & Electrical Warning Signs

It’s time to call a professional if your home has any of the following symptoms…

Plumbing Drains

  • “Chug” like sound of an emptying soda bottle
  • Toilets don’t flush properly
  • Slight, persistent running water sound in toilet
  • Tapping, banging noise from pipes
  • Low water pressure
  • Constant/repeated slow draining
  • Leakage or occasional mild flooding

Electrical warning signs

  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Switches or outlets are hot and/or emit strong, unpleasant odor
  • Fuses and circuit breakers blown or tripped often
  • Cords, outlets and switch-plates are discolored
  • Old aluminum wiring
  • Pre-50’s home construction


  • Cracks in sheet rock, exterior brick and mortar
  • Doors slope and/or don’t open and close correctly
  • Windows become difficult to open

Heating/Air Conditioning

  • Excessive noise
  • AC or heat pump frequently turns on and off
  • Uneven temperatures room to room
  • Increased electricity consumption
  • Excessive dust in home
  • Requires frequent repair
  • System is over 10 years old

Water, Mold, Rot

  • Water seepage or standing water in basement or crawlspace
  • Musty, moldy odor
  • Wood surfaces are discolored and dull
  • Wood grain has splits
  • Paint blisters or peels
  • Excessive condensation on windows
  • Mold on furniture


  • Wood decay or damage
  • Wood interior is crumbling
  • Droppings
  • Seasonal swarming

If it’s time to hire a professional, call Applewood today at (303) 232-6611 or schedule online!

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