Now is a Perfect Time to Draft Your Home Maintenance Plan

13 December 2013, 12:04pm

Your Home Maintenance Plan

We suggest drawing up a home maintenance plan that helps you to programme various maintenance jobs over the summer months, whether you attend to them yourself or engage a contractor.

Maintenance is necessary to keep your home in a good state of repair to maximize its value; this includes everything from regular exterior cleaning and minor repairs inside and out, to repainting the whole house.

As a bare minimum it is sensible to budget $1,500 or better yet 0.3 – 0.5% of the value of your house per year for maintenance. This does vary widely depending on the age, size and condition of your house and the building materials used. You may not use all of this maintenance money one year, and then have major expenses the next! But it will average out over time. Maintenance cannot be avoided; it is important that you budget for it and plan your home maintenance.

This is where Dwell Healthy Homes can help you, with our Home Maintenance Programme:

Dwell’s Home Maintenance Programme provides you with:

  • A clear and detailed report on the condition of your property
  • A list of any regular maintenance that will be required, notes on any
  • Likely future issues
  • A scheduled time-line of maintenance that your home will require over the next 5 – 10 years
  • A reminder, and trades recommendation service, to help you keep maintenance up to date

Some maintenance items could be checked now before Christmas, or if you are not going away, during the holiday period.

Question: Do you have a maintenance plan?

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