There are many reasons why home maintenance is important, but the two reasons we consider most important are Saving Money and Saving Time. Regular servicing and maintenance is vital, not only in keeping your appliances running well but in preventing them from developing major problems down the track. Problems that can be costly and time-consuming.

 

Money

The biggest and possibly most important reason for maintaining your home is how much money you will save.

It has been said that every dollar you spend on maintenance is $100 you save in repairs.

Keeping your home maintained can save you money by:

  • Preventing breakdowns and damage that result in costly repairs.
  • Making your appliances more energy efficient and lowering bills.
  • Increasing the value of your home.

Prevention

Everyone knows that regularly servicing your car is important if you want to prevent major issues and keep your car running smoothly. It’s the same with your home. Catching those little issues while they are still little issues can save you from dealing with ‘major’ issues that eat away at your savings or put you in bad financial shape.

 

Efficiency

Appliances such as dishwashers, air conditioners, ovens & hot water systems can benefit from regular maintenance. Keeping them well maintained makes them run better and more efficiently, therefore reducing the energy and electricity they use and subsequently lowering your utility bills.

 

Increasing Value

Finally, there are few who would argue that your home is your biggest asset, and not only an asset but your greatest investment. Unlike a new car that decreases in value once it’s taken off the lot, if maintained and looked after well, your home will increase in value. When the time comes to put your home on the market, a well-maintained house is much easier to sell, and the gains you will acquire by way of profit will have you smiling well beyond the settlement date.

 

Time

So it’s easy to see how maintaining your home and appliances can benefit your bank account. A little bit of time and attention on the building that provides safety and comfort to you and your family can make a huge difference to your back pocket, plus the added benefit is that it saves you time.

A little bit of maintenance can be worked into your schedule, at a time that suits you. Sudden and major issues that pop up out of the blue can cause huge disruptions to your day-to-day life, which means a total readjustment to your schedule. A little time now, can save you a lot of time later.

Check out how we can help you with your home maintenance needs by visiting our services page.