Routine Home Repairs Can Save You Money
You’ve likely heard the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” When it comes to home repairs, the exact opposite is true. In fact, putting a little money into your home can actually save you dollars in the long run. Home repairs may seem expensive at first, but putting them off can often lead to costly damages in the future. Take something as simple as caulk - you may notice it cracking or small holes appearing. It may not seem like a problem, but as the caulk breaks down, water can penetrate the walls and cause more expensive damage, such as mold.
Often, emergency home repairs not only come with a hefty price tag, they can be dangerous. For example, a leaky roof. You may notice a few leaks here and there, maybe some areas that could use some simple patching. However, if a strong rain rolls through those small leaks could turn your home into a danger zone for you and your family. Imagine chunks of your roof caving in or flooding throughout your home. Preventative home repairs can help protect you, your family, and your possessions in an emergency situation.
If saving money and preventing dangerous situations aren’t enough to motivate you to stay up-to-date on home repairs, consider what keeping up on your home can do for its resale value. Are you considering selling in the future? If so, a home that is up-to-date and not in need of immediate repairs will sell better than a home that is in need of renovations.
So… what can you do?
- Eliminate clutter around your home—this will help preserve the integrity of walls and fixtures
- Clean your gutters
- Routinely change your air filters
- Fix faucet leaks
- Control indoor climate to prevent problems such as mold
- Monitor humidity levels
- Beware of standing water – if you find any, determine the source a.s.a.p.
- Clean windows
- Clean ductwork
- Fight pests year round