two new homeownersAvoid making these potentially costly homeowner mistakes.

Owning a home is part of the American dream. Although it is a great experience, it can also be a hassle especially when unexpected issues pop up, whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe. However, many issues can be avoided if the house is properly maintained by the homeowner. Take a look at these common – and potentially costly – homeowner mistakes.

  • Forgetting about the small stuff

A tap that constantly drips or a crack in the deck may not seem like a big issue now, but over time these can become sizeable and expensive issues to repair. Take the time to sort out these seemingly small concerns now so that you can avoid major repairs down the line.

  • Skipping maintenance on appliances

All appliances need a big of regular maintenance to be able to run smoothly. Not only will this keep them in good shape but it can prevent serious risks. Make sure you’re regularly tending to your refrigerator, washer, dryer, and smoke alarms to ensure they are in good, working order.

  • Not reviewing home insurance

As your belongings chance and lifestyle chances, your home insurance must, too. When you sell or purchase big-ticket items, it’s important that you update your home inventory so that these items are covered if they are lost or damaged. Your home insurance policy needs to match your current needs, which is why it pays to review it regularly.
Ensure you have the right homeowners insurance in place.  Visit the professionals at McCarty Insurance get started today! We can help you understand the ins and outs of your chosen policy.

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