Mobile homes are common in United States. According to the US Census Bureau, 6% of the US population lives in these manufactured homes or mobile homes that are located in mobile parks across the US. Most mobile homes are not necessarily mobile, i.e. they cannot be moved around on a regular basis.
These manufactured homes are built on a steel frame that is then placed on the piers above the ground. Just as your home needs regular maintenance, the piers also need some so that your mobile home remains properly leveled. Here are some common FAQs about releveling your mobile home.
But what exactly is releveling?
Releveling is the practice of adjusting the piers on which your mobile home rests so that all the piers get equal amount of pressure and the home remains leveled. Releveling, as the term suggests, is performed after the home is placed on the piers and properly leveled by the home manufacturing company.
Why is it necessary?
It is essential that your mobile home stays on top of a sturdy foundation, but the piers upon which your mobile home rests are subject to wear and tear. This makes it imperative that you avail releveling service from the mobile home repairers after you start noticing symptoms like squeaking sounds when walking in the house, plumbing problems, doors not closing properly etc.
How often should I Contact an Agent for Releveling my Mobile Home?
There is no standard answer to this question. The answer depends upon many factors such as any plumbing leaks causing the piers to go moist and rusty, the ventilation under the home, the humidity in the area where you live, etc. to correctly determine how often you should relevel your mobile home. However, to give you an idea, your manufactured home must be releveled after a maximum of 5 to 6 years. Not availing releveling service even after you notice the symptoms discussed above will reduce the life of your mobile home to a great extent.