Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments most Americans make. Once we purchase a home, we plan to live there for at least 7 years before moving or selling according to the latest research. So, if you’re staying in your home for 7 years something will more than likely break and need service or replacement, right?
We wanted to list the top 12 home repairs and services you may need to plan for in 2017.
1. Garage Door Springs
Springs provide the tension required to raise the door to your garage on and off the ground
2. Pest Control
Fire ants currently infest 14 states in the southern portion of the U.S.
3. Washing Machine
The average family will do 8 to 10 loads of clothes washing per week.
The more items you have in your refrigerator, the more efficient it is.
5. Air Conditioner
About 60% of U.S. homes are heated with gas fired forced air furnaces.
6. Garage Door Opener
When is the last time you tested your garage door? It should be done at least once per month!
7. Ceiling Fan
The amount of energy a fan consumes plus the volume of air the fan moves determines the fan’s overall efficiency.
6-star energy ratings is now mandatory for all new homes and major renovations.
9. Dish Washer
42% of people have reloaded the dishwasher because they didn’t like the way it was done.
10. Chimney or Fireplace
During the winter months, the fireplace is in use all the time creating creosote build-up that will need cleaned and the exterior chimney also is susceptible to mortar cracks and repairs and cleanings
Depending on when you purchased your home and at what age the roof is, homeowners could deal with big issues from leaks or needing full replacement
Foundation problems can be caused by the changing conditions of the soil under your home