Buying your first home is a big step. It's an exciting step, for sure, but it is also one that puts a lot of responsibility in your lap. Suddenly, you are responsible for maintaining an entire home, from the roof down to the floor. This can be overwhelming, especially when you're also busy with work and a social life. You'd probably rather not spend every single weekend working on your house.
A quarterly home maintenance plan may be the solution you're looking for. Under this type of plan, a service technician comes to your house once a season and performs the essential maintenance tasks, both indoors and out.
Here are a few benefits of a quarterly home maintenance plan for first-time homeowners.
You know the maintenance is done right.
Most first-time homeowners are not terribly experienced with things like clearing drains, inspecting the roof, and replacing weatherstripping. While it is a good idea to eventually learn how to do these things, you want them to be done correctly in the meantime. By signing up for a quarterly home maintenance plan, you ensure the work is done by a qualified professional. You don't have to guess or hope that you're doing it right — or worry about the consequences of a lack of home maintenance.
You avoid having to buy so many tools and supplies.
After just buying a home, your finances are probably a little tight. You may not want or be able to spend a lot of money on tools like a ladder and chainsaw to trim your trees, or a drain snake to clear drains. When you hire a professional to do quarterly home maintenance, you don't have to buy and store all of this equipment yourself.
You have time to budget for the cost.
Sometimes, new homeowners balk at the idea of a home maintenance plan because they figure it's not in their budget. However, quarterly home maintenance is easier to afford and save for than a monthly service plan. You can take the cost of each quarterly appointment, divide it in three, and set aside that amount of money per month.
Remember, too, that investing a little money in home maintenance will save you money in the long-run. Maintenance prevents the need for more costly roof, HVAC, window, and plumbing repairs down the road.
You have more time to focus on the fun parts of homeownership.
With someone else handling the home maintenance, you have more time to focus on the fun part of being a new homeowner. You can spend your weekends decorating, cooking in your nicely maintained kitchen, relaxing in your new yard, or just lounging in your living room. This is what homeownership should really feel like!
If you're feeling too busy as a first-time homeowner, then consider signing up for a quarterly home maintenance plan through Hassle Free Home Services. This plan is easy to budget for, saves you time, and ensures your home maintenance is done right.