The Value

A 2018 study performed by Zillow and Thumbtack found that the national average for typical yearly home maintenance is over $3,000.00 per home! As your home ages, these costs can increase every year. A lot of these repair issues can be avoided with a MrHomeGenius home maintenance plan that will catch a small issue before it becomes a major problem. 

When the MrHomeGenius experts gathered around the table to see how we could offer more value than what our homeowners expected, we learned a lot about the cost of home ownership.

Look at what you would have to fork out of your bank account if you had to find an insured and properly trained contractor for each of the following tasks in your home.

HVAC MAINTENANCE

(Change filters, check safety switches, clean coils, flush
out drain lines, check thermostat)

$200.00/yr

PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

(drain 1/2 gallon from water heater, clean out all traps, inspect toilets for leaks, clean aerators, check shut-offs, check for water leaks, winterize hose bibs, insulate vulnerable water piping)

$500.00/yr

GUTTER CLEANING / MAINTENANCE

Cleaning debris and checking for loose gutters

$300.00/yr

CRAWLSPACE MAINTENANCE

(Check for water leaks, moisture readings, duct work condition, pest issues, air quality, wood rot, leaking tubs/showers/toilets, de-humidifier operation and cleaning, vapor barrier issues)

$300.00/yr

ATTIC MAINTENANCE

(Check for roof leaks, making sure plumbing pipes are insulated, pest issues, wood rot, attic vent fan operation, duct work issues)

$200.00/yr

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

(Change batteries in smoke detectors and CO detectors, check fire extinguisher, inspect windows and doors for air leaks, inspect door weather stripping, change out light bulbs, replace batteries in remote controls, etc.)

$700.00/yr

STRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE

(Look for cracks in foundation, check caulking on all windows and doors, inspect all screens for tears, look for any pest issues on structure, inspect fascia and overhangs, inspect chimneys, etc.)

$600.00/yr

LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE

(Cut back trees and shrubs that are touching house, remove any large limbs that may have fallen, cut vines off of home)

$200.00/yr

TOTAL SPENT PER YEAR

 

$3000.00/yr

What did we learn from this? We learned that homeowners not performing these yearly home maintenance tasks are putting their peace of mind at risk. When these tasks aren’t performed, you and your home are at risk for very expensive home repair losses like water damage, wood rot, pest damage, fire damage, a/c breakdowns, and major plumbing issues.

Your home is your refuge, a place where your family should spend time together, not making home repairs. Mr Home Genius has a solution for you. Check out our Mr. Home Genius home maintenance plans and see which one is right for you.