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Home Improvement  /  May 29, 2020

4 Easy-Breezy Fixes You Can Do With Caulk

Caulk is a simple, rubbery substance that is used in a variety of home improvement projects. It is available in silicone, latex, acrylic, rubber and other formulations. Caulk can bond effectively to almost any material, making it handy for many projects, whether they involve interior decorating or outdoor maintenance.

Handyman Connection® of Orange County, your go-to company for top-tier handyman services, shares some of the simple fixes you can do with this material.

1. Seal windows and doors. Drafts typically enter your home through gaps and other openings around your doors and windows. When overlooked, these gaps can drastically affect thermal comfort in your home and lead to significant energy loss. Sealing the openings around your doors and windows with caulk can prevent these issues, ensuring a more consistent indoor temperature, while lowering energy costs.

2. Enhance your home’s pest protection. Any small cracks, gaps and openings on your home’s exterior or foundation should be filled with caulk. This discourages pests from burrowing into your home and compromising structural integrity. What’s great about caulking is that it can be used to repair the fissure in almost any type of material, including brick, stucco, metal or stone.

3. Augment attic insulation. Much of your home’s indoor comfort and energy efficiency will depend on your attic’s insulation. You can use caulk to seal up any remaining gaps in your attic. This helps maintain the insulating material’s ability to prevent energy loss.

4. Minimize water damage. You can use caulk to keep water from leaking out of your bathtub and sink. Using it to seal around shower tiles also stop moisture from affecting the grout or drywall. Over time, small holes can form between the tiles where mold and mildew can grow. Caulking these spaces can prevent this.

Caulk is a handy material, but it’s not a cure-all for every home problem you may encounter. More serious problems will require the assistance of a premier handyman service provider like Handyman Connection of Orange County. Whether you need general maintenance, remodeling, or installation, you can count on us to deliver only high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We proudly serve Irvine, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, and other areas in Orange County, CA. Call us today at (714) 288-0077 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.

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