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    The Cost-Saving Reality of Preventative Maintenance vs. Emergency Repairs

    Posted by Lauren Parker on Jun 28, 2019 2:45:30 PM
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    Remember that time your toilet leaked all over the upstairs bathroom and down into the family room? How about when your water heater went out in the middle of winter while you were trying to give the kids a bath? Or when you suddenly lost power to the electrical outlets on one side of the house? If you picked up the phone and asked a professional to rush over to help, you likely still remember how painful it was to receive the bill.

    We’ll let you in on a secret. The thing that might have prevented that from happening? Preventive maintenance.

    Ignoring your home’s maintenance needs can get really expensive really quickly. Regular inspections and upkeep of your home’s appliances and internal systems keep everything running smoothly. You get more life out of your home and better maintain (and even increase) its value. 

    Here's a look at some common problems and how much it would cost for a repair or emergency replacement, versus a standard preventative visit from AAA House Manager:

    Estimated Costs of Common Home Maintenance & Repair vs. Replacement
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    We're strong proponents of home maintenance. Our trusted AAA House Managers visit Members homes every six months to perform safety checks, provide consultations, and take care of minor tasks like tightening loose fixtures, checking and replacing smoke detector batteries, and cleaning out the dryer vents. Larger repair projects run at a lower-than-market rate of $89 an hour. 

    Sure the day may eventually come when a replacement needs to be made, but you should have the peace of mind knowing that it'll be on your terms and on your schedule.


    While you’re busy worrying about things like saving the planet (or just getting the kids to school), let AAA House Manager take care of worrying about the health of your home. In fact, with each House Manager visit, you will get a Home Health report and our team can quickly follow up on any items that need service.

    And as Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


    Topics: home maintenance, remodeling


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