Simple Home Repairs Save You Big Money
I seriously don't know how many times I walk into a house
to give someone a free estimate and notice other problems that are
normally inexpensive and easy to fix. It never has made any sense and I
don't think it's ever going to, yet year after year, I see the same
things over and over again.
Let's start with your electrical system. It might be difficult to replace electrical outlets, switches and light fixtures, but it's not difficult to replace broken electrical switchs and outlet covers or to tighten up loose light fixtures. These are simple home repairs that don't require a university degree from one of the top home repair colleges in the country.
Now what about the leaking faucet? This might be a little harder to fix, but with a few books and some simple illustrations, I believe that most homeowners and do-it-yourselfers can even tackle a job like this with excellent chances for success.
One of the biggest problems with homeowners and home maintenance is the fact that they won't inspect their home or look for damage on a regular basis. I recommend that homeowners purchase a home inspection checklist and inspect their homes at least once a year. Most of these home inspection checklist can be purchased for under $20 and could save you a small fortune.
If you inspect your home and find a difficult home repairs or repairs that you don't feel comfortable tackling, you can always hire a professional contractor or handyman to make them for you. However, if you do find something that's relatively easy to repair, then you shouldn't think twice or procrastinate.
Some of these simple home repairs are safety hazards. If you have a broken electrical switch plate that would normally costs under one dollar to purchase and won't cost you anything to replace, you should. Once a home repair becomes a safety hazard, you could find yourself in the middle of a lawsuit, dealing with medical problems and death.
Don't let simple home repairs turn into safety problems that could lead to financial problems. Fixed a small stuff as soon as possible and let the professionals handle the rest.