level your mobile home
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Many mobile homes become un-level at some point after being installed. This is due to the settling of the ground and shifting of the dirt. This is common and easy to fix. However, it takes a professional to do it right.
A great article on the subject is quoted below:
"Here is a question you might have asked: "I have a door that sticks, does that mean my home has become unlevel?" The answer is probably YES, but not always.
Normally, when a home becomes unlevel, you'll be able to find more than one tell-tale sign. For instance, more than one door will stick or swing, or a window won't shut or latch properly. However, keep in mind that you may need to just tighten the screws on your door hinges, or check to see if the hinges are bent.
Other signs that your home may be unlevel include:
• water on your floors or countertops run to one side
• cracks are developing in your ceiling or walls
• skirting has buckled (although this may be caused by ground heave)
• floor squeaks
• anchor straps have become loose
So what causes your home to become unlevel? The number one reason manufactured homes become unlevel is excess moisture underneath the home. The moisture makes the ground soft causing the blocks or piers holding up the home to sink. The number two reason your home becomes unlevel is improper blocking when the home was first set-up. By improper blocking I mean that you either have no solid support underneath the blocks, that the shims and blocks being used aren't made of concrete or hardwood so they compress, that you have too few blocks or that the blocks are not appropriately placed along the frame. Of course, there's always the possibility that the home itself was not properly leveled when it was originally set-up."
To read the full article, visit: http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/article1.html
Bringing in your mobile home back into a level state will fix future problems and will allow your home to shift back into it's natural fit. If you ever experience cabinet doors that don't close right, or other doors that do not close properly, the chances are very good that the home has become un-level. Time to fix it!