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Your Most Common Questions Answered by Carova Service & Construction
October 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Carova Service & Construction LLC

Are you a homeowner planning on embarking on a pool construction project? Or, are you shopping around for a reliable building and maintenance company to take care of your annual home maintenance checks?

We’re Carova Service & Construction, and we can do all of that for you and more. However, we’ve also put together this shortlist of Q&As you may find useful.

1. What’s the difference between corrective and preventive maintenance?

Corrective maintenance, as the name suggests, is about correcting or repairing equipment or a part of a house (e.g. roofing, plumbing) that has broken down or is not currently fully functional. However, strictly speaking, this is not the best approach to maintenance. When it comes to maintenance, what we really have in mind is preventive maintenance. This type of maintenance involves activities designed to prevent things like appliances, house features, or equipment from breaking down. If preventive maintenance is not done, you'll eventually have to pay for extensive repairs or even replacement when someone breaks down or no longer functions properly.

2. What is considered a maintenance emergency?

Plenty of problems can come up when it comes to homeownership. Even if the best materials are used and you stay on top of required maintenance work, urgent concerns can still crop up. These include the following:

• Running water

• Flooding

• Raw sewage spills

• Overflowing toilets

• Backed-up drains

• Shattered windows

• Damaged roofing

• Standing water or liquid on the floor

3. When should a well be tested?

In North Carolina, all newly-constructed wells have to be tested by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health or a certified laboratory. This must be done prior to using the well as a source of drinking water. The tests are done to check for bacterial and chemical contaminants. They should also be conducted within 30 days of the well's completion.

4. What types of activities can contaminate well water?

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) website lists certain activities or situations that can contaminate well water. This includes floods. Another problem, surface run-off, often carries pollutants through the soil that seep into underground water supplies. A good example of this is rainwater that washes off of parking lots, driveways, and roadways. Other causes of well contamination include farming or agricultural activities, the erosion of mineral deposits, toxic spills, waste decomposition, construction activities, storage tank leakage and landfills, industrial waste and discharges directed toward surface waterways, and the injection of waste products underground.

5. If I need two tradesmen for two separate jobs, i.e. one to fix the roof and another to work on our windows and screens, can you help?

Yes, of course. We have several experienced roofers and window installers/fixers who can do the job for you. We also employ painters and other skilled professionals to take care of your home maintenance needs.

6. Do I need to hire a professional to install my above-ground pool?

Pool construction is one of the many tasks that are best handled by seasoned professionals. Although some above-ground pools are designed for easy installation and relocation, having pool experts by your side adds a layer of reassurance that you are doing the right thing. Plus, they can even answer your pool maintenance questions and give you valuable advice to help extend the lifespan of your pool.

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