When you are a homeowner, it is inevitable that you will have to face a number of problems throughout your tenure within your property. However, many of these issues only come to light when you are redecorating and can prevent your project from going further. Some problems can also ruin your newly decorated home if you do not get them fixed beforehand. This means it is important that you are able to stay aware of these issues before you choose to renovate your home.

Pest Infestations

Pest infestations are one of the most difficult problems for homeowners to face, and yet they can often go unnoticed for long periods of time, usually until you decide to move your furniture or possessions. You may spot a pest infestation from holes in your woodwork, feces scattered around the affected area, or a change in the appearance of your carpeting and walls.

Before you renovate your home, it is important that you are able to get this issue sorted. While it is hard to rid your home of pests by yourself, Aim Environmental offers a variety of pest control services that can help eradicate your home of everything from fleas to wasps.

Mold and Mildew

Although you might believe that getting rid of mold and mildew in your home temporarily is enough, this is not the case if you are planning on a home redecoration. Many people decide to rid their homes of mold and mildew before a renovation by removing it with a bleach and water solution.

However, while this works in the short term, if other measures are not taken, this substance can creep back into your walls and your shower after your renovation is complete, ruining your hard work. You should therefore eradicate mold completely from your home by damp-proofing your walls, especially if the mold is spreading from the ground up,

Poor Electrics

While your electrics might not seem contingent on your decorating, your electrical wiring needs to be replaced every 20 years or so, and a large redecoration is a perfect time to do this. Replacing your electrical wiring is a disruptive job that can affect most areas of your home, leaving you with dusty rooms that need to be redecorated. If you are certain that your electrics are starting to fail, for instance, or if your fuses blow often, if you smell burning, or if your lights flicker, you may need to call out a professional.


Leaks are the bane of every homeowner and can occur at any time, but particularly after heavy rains or storms. Leaking water from your roof or even from your faucet can damage the d├ęcor within your home, leaving carpets waterlogged and wooden furniture stained beyond repair. In that case, it is obvious why you need to fix this leaking area of your home before you get the paintbrushes out. To make sure that you can return your home to its previous, leak-free state, you need to repair any loose tiles in your roof and use epoxy paste for leaking pipes.