Posted in Blog  
  on Mar 15, 2014

The Real Cost of Ignoring Repairs

The Real Cost of Ignoring Repairs

A home is your place of safety and refuge, but keeping your home functional and comfortable can become costly. Looking for ways to scale back your home expenses can put more money in your bank account. However, ignoring home repairs for quick fixes will not work as a long-term plan. When your roof begins to leak, simply grabbing the nearest pan or bucket can lead to an immense amount of damage. Simply choosing the professional and long-term solution immediately will save you money, time and headaches in the long run.

Take a quick look at these comparisons for home repair solutions and quick fixes:

The Threat of Fire Hazards


Fire hazards are something that you should always be aware of. The most prevalent fire hazards in your home are often out-of-date electrical systems or faulty outlets. Quick solutions to these problems include the installation of circuit interrupters or surge protectors. These quick fixes are relatively cheap and range from $50.00 to $125.00. The long-term solutions to these fire hazards include upgrading your electrical wiring professionally or rewiring the outlets.

These solutions are initially more expensive and cost $100.00 to $450.00. If you choose the long-term solutions for these fire hazard issues, you could save a lot of money in the long run. Damage related to fire can cost upwards of $30,000.00, but the entirety of Long-term solution repairs will only set you back a minimal investment of $842.90.

Water Damage and Your Home


The same is true when it comes to your pipes and gutters. When your pipes break, you can opt for the quick fix of PVC pipe installation, which will only cost about $20.00. However, if you choose the long-term solution of installing steel braided hoses, you will only pay $100.00 for a solution that eliminates water damage risk entirely. Other causes of water damage include overloaded gutters and tree roots growing near pipes. If you choose the long-term solutions to all of these issues your minimal investment will only be $551.00 compared the damage costs that can add up to more than $6,500.00.

Don’t Choose the Quick Fix


These figures clearly show that simply opting for the long-term solution will save you a lot of money over time. You only have to pay a minimal investment and can rest assured knowing that real and devastating damage will not occur in your home.

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