HandyPro Handyman Services Austin Texas Provides Deck Repair and Maintenance Tips
One study indicates over 900 injuries and 20 deaths during a 15 year time span due to lack of maintenance and/or improper deck installation
Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Services has posted a page to her website dedicated to deck repair and maintenance advice. With an estimated 20 million decks in the US, homeowners need to be aware of the potential hazards associated with neglected deck maintenance or improper installation.
Though a deck may appear to be safe and sturdy, the local handyman provides a list of 5 warning signs to be aware of:
Missing Connections: Improperly built or maintained decks could have missing connection pieces and still appear stable
Loose Connections: Over time, fasteners such as screws bolts and nails can work their way loose from the hangers or brackets which support the deck
Corrosion: Mother Nature can be tough on most metals. Ensure all connections and fasteners are not in the state of deterioration
Rot: Elements such as rain and snow can also play havoc on the wood used for the deck. Look for areas that are discolored or spongy and replace as necessary
Cracks: The boards used to construct a deck will become worn overtime due to water freezing in the cracks which causes expansion which then widens the crack and the problem worsens leaving the boards to be unsafe. If the ledger board becomes detached from the house the deck can become unstable
Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Services (http://www.austintexashandyman.com/) recommends decks be inspected annually to be sure they are safe for families and visitors. Deck repair and maintenance helps prevent warping, cupping and cracking. Keeping the deck clean will also help prevent mold and mildew from creating a slippery surface.
HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996 providing commercial and residential building maintenance and home repair. Each technician has been through HandyPro’s certification process which includes a background check to ensure customers receive the most trusted technician to handle their needs. Whether the need is for simple home repair or major home improvement, remodeling and additions, the full service handyman will get the job done right the first time. Visit http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html to learn more.
About HandyPro Handyman Services:
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