Your house is a big investment, probably the most expensive one you’ve ever made. With this in mind, it makes complete sense to take care of the little things so they don’t turn into big ones that can bite you in the future.
Periodically checking on your house is a surefire way of spotting any potential problems you may encounter. Plus it would also be a lot cheaper to fix it now rather than wait for it to be a bigger issue. Here are a few ways you can save money on any repairs that need to be done now or future repairs down the road.
Do it Yourself
Most minor home repairs don’t usually need a trained professional to handle. You can do it yourself if you have some basic tools and a rudimentary understanding of how to fix things. When in doubt, Google it and watch how-to-videos so you’ll see how it’s done. Never handle anything with electricity if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Same goes with major plumbing issues or you may end up with a flooded home.
Rent your tools
If you’re doing bigger DIY jobs and need more power tools to finish the job, don’t buy, especially if you’re only going to be using it once for that particular project. You can rent or even borrow the tools you need (if you know someone who has them). If you really want to buy, there a lot of used tools you can get on Cragslist or any garage sale. If you’re not going into the handyman business, don’t buy brand new tools.
Do some Preventive Maintenance
If your car gets regular preventive maintenance service to prolong its road worthiness, so should your house. One PMS you can do yourself would be going up the roof to clean the gutters. Making your downspouts clean and free of debris can save you money in future leak repair or gutter replacement.
Another job you can do is install insulation in your attic to help save you money on your energy bill. Hire a plumber to inspect your system every 3-5 years. A skilled plumber with a trained eye will catch any current and future problems and advise you on what to do.