Owning a home is a great experience. It gives you freedom to decorate to your taste and relieves you of costly rental deposits. While there are many upsides of a home, the downside is that maintenance and repairs are your responsibility. As a homeowner, take better care of your property by avoiding these common – and costly – mistakes.
Don’t ignore the little things
It’s the little things that add up to one big bill. The dripping tap. The crack in the deck. The blinkering light. When you see seemingly small issues around the house, take time to resolve them now to prevent future headaches.
Don’t skip maintenance on appliances
There are many homeowners that purchase appliances and think they will last years without regular care and maintenance. It’s tempting to overlook appliances such as the washing machine or dishwasher because of how rarely we use them – perhaps only once or twice a week – but all major appliances need TLC over the years. Clean out the appliance, remove lint and dust that could cause a fire, and ensure all hoses are in good condition. Do so before the unexpected happens.
Don’t overlook your insurance
At least bi-annually you should pause to consider your home insurance needs. Do you have enough to adequately repair or rebuild your house if something were to happen to it? Have you sold or bought items that require a home inventory update? Review your insurance and update if needed.
When the worst happens, you should be able to fall back on your home coverage. Ensure you have the right homeowners insurance in place. Visit the professionals at McCarty Insurance to get started on your tailored coverage. We can help you understand the ins and outs of your chosen policy.