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3 easy ways to reduce maintenance costs in your home

3 easy ways to reduce maintenance costs in your home

by David Leto
November 10, 2017

3 easy ways to reduce maintenance costs in your home

3 easy ways to reduce maintenance costs in your home

by David Leto
November 10, 2017


Maintenance is a necessary part of being a homeowner. It's one of those expenses that add up during the year, especially if your house is older. 

There are, however, ways to keep these costs down. With a little dedication and a few smart moves, you can bring down the costs of home upkeep. Below are three of the easiest ways to reduce maintenance costs in your home.

Be Proactive

If you really want to avoid some of the biggest maintenance costs for your home, you'll need to be willing to spend a little money. 
The best way to avoid big problems is to catch them before they happen—and in this case, that's going to mean preventative maintenance. 

Make sure that you have all of your home's major systems checked out at least twice a year and that you schedule maintenance as soon as you notice even a minor problem. It might cost you a little now, but it will save you thousands in the long run.

Look at Newer Products

Some of the more common maintenance nightmares for homeowners come from older products. While there's something nice about not having to shell out for a new system, the truth is that the maintenance on older systems can cost much more over the long run. This can even extend to areas like your flooring, in which the upkeep costs of the older floors far outstrips the cost of replacing them with newer vinyl flooring through a company.

You should always check to see if there are newer, more efficient products to replace the failing systems of your home.

Work with Professionals

There's a reason why some people spend years learning the ins and outs of home systems. While you might be handy with a wrench, you probably don't have the training or experience to deal with major upkeep issues in your home.

Unless you are incredibly skilled at DIY projects, trying to do complicated upkeep is actually more expensive when you do it on your own. Try to take stock of your own skills and decide if doing it yourself will really save you time or money. In many cases, you will be better off making a phone call.

There are ways for you to avoid some of your more outrageous home upkeep costs. Be willing to work with professionals, to take care of things early, and to replace older systems.

If you can manage those three simple steps, you'll save quite a bit on home maintenance.

This article was written by David Leto from 50plusfinance and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to

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