When you have a carpeted or paneled staircase, it can be easy to miss some of the major warning signs that it might be time for a repair. This article will help you identify some easy signs to watch out for that could indicate the need for repairs. Here are a few common ways to tell if it’s time for a staircase repair.
- Creaky stairs: You might be thinking that your creaky stairs simply come with everyday use and an older house, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Creaky stairs could be a sign that you have an issue with your treads or risers (the tops of the vertical parts of the steps). Creaky stairs often require the simple staircase repair of identifying the exact spot of the stair that makes the noise and adding additional glue, screws, or supports.
- Warped stairs: If you find that your stairs are somehow warped or bent out of shape, it may be time to schedule a staircase repair. The warping is often a sign of water damage that has impacted the stair and its durability. It’s better to have the stair repaired right away rather than hoping it will dry and go away because the water damage is more likely to spread and worsen rather than get better on its own.
- Wobbly railing: You should also schedule a staircase repair if you notice a loose or wobbly railing. Not only is a loose railing a safety hazard, as it should be used to keep balance as you go up the stairs, but a detached railing could also be a building code violation that you will want to remedy immediately.
These are just a few of the most common warning signs that you need staircase repairs. You may also need repairs for cracked stairs. No matter the sign, if you notice any sort of damage or oddity about your staircase, you can call on us at Artisan Building & Design for our repair services.