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JANUARY 07 2020 / HOME
As a homeowner, you have probably encountered at least one unexpected home emergency. Emergencies tend to arise at the most inconvenient times around Christmas, summer vacations, or when everything else is falling apart. From personal experience, the hot water heater goes out the day your in-laws arrive to stay with you, or the heat stops working in the middle of the night and it’s 54 degrees in your home. Just like your yearly health checkup; it’s time for your BIGGEST asset's yearly checkup. Your Home.
Let me let introduce you to two words: preventative maintenance. Creating a preventative maintenance plan (PMP) for your home will help to alleviate unwanted future stressors, and it won’t break the bank doing it. It is more cost-effective to make small repairs and adjustments monthly than to replace the entire hot water heater or HVAC system.
All a PMP really requires is setting aside the time to complete the items on your list. The more details you put into your plan the easier it will be to follow. If you already have a list, I encourage you to compare it to ours as well as check out our scheduling tips below. If you do not have a list, we've put together some important recommendations of potential items you should keep on your radar.
Be ahead of the seasons. Make your list according to the seasons. No one wants to paint the exterior of a home in the middle of summer. If you plan to use professional services, like Waynes, to tackle some of your tasks, beat the crowd and schedule your services early.
Create a schedule that works for you. Use a scheduling tool that sends reminders and allows you to easily share tasks with other people. As the old adage goes, "Many hands make light work." This keeps everyone on the same page!
Separating tasks can help you visualize and prioritize. We recommend breaking it down into indoor, exterior, and lawn and landscape tasks. Include in each section future plans like bathroom remodels, adding landscaping, or adding an outdoor patio.
We understand finding the time is nearly impossible, but you've invested so much already and preventative maintenance will help to reduce potential future stressors. Don't let 2019 be the year of home emergencies, give Waynes a call. We have a general maintenance program that can take the guess-work out of caring for and remodeling your home. Call us today at 1-866-WAYNES-1.