16 Jul Why Preventative Home Maintenance Is Extremely Important
Your home is one of your most valuable possessions. It may be your most valuable possession. Whether it’s a primary home, a vacation home, or an investment property, you want to maintain as much value for your property as you can. After all, no one wants their home’s value to suffer because the home is falling into disrepair. (Plus, you don’t want to live in a home like that, either.)
It’s not enough to just fix problems when they happen. For one thing, it’ll cost much more to fix it after it’s become a huge problem than taking care of it at the beginning. For another, you can often avoid dealing with a problem altogether just by having an expert come through and check your systems.
Plus, sometimes preventative maintenance can save you a lot of money. Think of a heat circulation pump that’s used to ferry hot water throughout your home. A pump should be oiled no fewer than once per year. By doing this simple action, you can extend the life of your pump and save hundreds of dollars.
Another reason why you want to schedule preventative maintenance is to avoid downtime. Having your A/C go out in the middle of a summer vacation is terrible. Losing electricity when someone is staying as a guest in your home is equally bad. Not being able to use a bathroom because of a plumbing issue – or not being able to be in the home at all – is something you definitely want to avoid.
By scheduling preventative maintenance, you can avoid downtime by choosing a time that is most convenient for you.
How You Can Make Maintenance Convenient
You probably understand the importance of preventative maintenance by now. But you, like every other homeowner, are busy. You don’t have the time to arrange all the sub-contractor visits it’ll take to keep your home a well-oiled machine. You may not know the best people to hire, either.
Fortunately, if you’re a customer of a home watch service, you can have this taken care of for you by your home watch provider. We personally take care of arranging visits from experts for our clients and ensure that their homes are kept in working order, all year round.
If that sounds appealing to you, contact us – we’ll take good care of your home while you’re away.