2 Common Mobile Home Problems And How You Can Prevent Them!

Two Mobile Home Problems And How You Can Stop Them!

What’s going on, everybody?!

This is Mark with The Mobile Home Dealer.

I want to thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to learn about two of the more common problems that older mobile homes have and what you can do as a preventative measure to ensure if these problems do occur in your home how to mitigate them so that a small issue does not turn into a large disaster!

The first problem we want to discuss today is that of water damage to your mobile home.

Water damage can happen in one of two ways.

First, the issue can start through a small leak in your roof that then causes moisture damage to the rest of your home.

Many times mobile home roofs have a 25 to 30 year warranty. Once this time is up, a new roof will need to be placed on top of the current roof in order to keep your house nice and dry. You will be able to get a few extra years out of that roof if you take proper precautions, such as sealing your roof every few years. Plan to replace that roof in your mobile home if your house is older than 30-years-old and you got the original one on it.

The second way water damage can occur is through the flooring system of your mobile home.

Mobile homes have what is called a vapor barrier that is installed under the base of the home. If you have never seen one, it kind of looks like a large black trash bag that is attached to the bottom part of your house. The purpose of a vapor barrier is to keep the water that comes out of the ground away from your flooring components and flooring system keeping them nice and dry. If the vapor barrier is non-existent or seriously damage you may want to consider replacing it or you could have soft spots start to develop throughout your floors.

Easy ways to fix these common issues are to make sure you get your roof inspected for leaks and if leaks are found to contact a licensed professional in order to do a patch job or to redo the entire roof.

If you have soft spots beginning to emerge in your flooring then you might want to call a licensed professional to get that vapor barrier checked out so it is in proper working order and keeping the moisture away from your homes flooring system.

The second problem that we see in older mobile homes is that of termite damage.

Termite damage can begin in the flooring, the subflooring or the structure of the mobile home. If not handled quickly, then these darn little termites they can grow their colonies extremely fast and really cause your home some serious problems.

The base of your mobile home structure is that of wood. You have wood floors, wood sub floors, the walls are wood based and the structural components underneath your roof are going to be wood. If you find that you have issues with termites it is not the end of the world! In fact, handling termites in a large scale is taken care of on a regular basis in most mobile home parks on a regular basis.

If your home has termite issues, then a termite tenting may be needing to be done. During the tenting process, the home will be covered in a large tarp for three to four days, a licensed professional will go in and deep clean your home getting rid of all those termites.

One way to prevent a lot of these termite issues is to make sure that you keep up with your quarterly termite spraying service. This service is offered by several local professionals and will provide the first line of defense to any serious termite infestation that may occur to your mobile home in the future.

We hope this has given you a brief idea of the major issues that can happen to your home and how to prevent them.

Guys, this is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.
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