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The Real Cost of Home Repair: A Smart Homeowner's Guide

THE REAL COST OF HOME REPAIRS A SMART HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE 1.5-4%: The estimated annual $273.9 Billion: The estimated size maintenance cost of a U.S. home, as a percentage of the home's purchase price. of the home improvement industry in 2012. 42% of consumers in 2011 shopped $547: Average cost of home maintenance around for deals and bargains before making home improvements. and minor repairs per year in the U.S. (not including major repairs and upgrades). Heating & AC Gutters 1/2 of the energy used in your $321: The average cost to clean gutters* home goes towards HVAC. и Н S HVAC energy loss through the Damaged or improperly maintained gutters can result in foundation damage. windows can be as high as 30%. Carpets ШO Regular cleanings can extend a carpet's life span by 3-5 years. 65% of requests to clean stains are specifically for pet stains,* but people are more likely to tweet about. spilling sauce and HA nail polish. 00 Refrigerators A side-by-side refrigerator is the most commonly repaired kitchen appliance. Ice makers account for 31% of refrigerator and freezer repairs.* Plumbing Leaks in the home can waste as much as 10,000 gallons of water per year. $234: Average cost to fix a faucet leak.* $201: Average cost to fix a running toilet.* Doggy Doors Pests Installing a doggy door through a brick wall is 3x as expensive as installing through drywall & plaster. People request pest control treatment for bugs 2x asoften as they request treatment for rodents.* $143: Average cost of a pest control treatment* Locks & Doors Washers & Dryers 34% of burglars enter a home through the front door. $208: Average cost to have a dryer vent cleaned.* $160: Average cost to 34% of clothes dryer change 5 door locks.* fires could have been pre- vented with proper clean- ing and maintenance. *Indicates data supplied by ClubLocal. ClubLocal data was gathered from actual customer invoices generated in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. View actual customer invoices at TM instantly book home repairs online With a click or call, ClubLocal enables customers to instantly book home repairs online. Pre-screened & "A" rated Service Pros arrive within a convenient 2-hour window and every job is backed by the ClubLocal Satisfaction Guarantee. When the job is completed, ClubLocal stores all estimates, invoices and warranties securely online. To learn more about the smartest way to book home repairs, visit SOURCES refrigerators-computers-and-lawn-tractors-most-repair-prone-products.html

The Real Cost of Home Repair: A Smart Homeowner's Guide

shared by BrittSE on Feb 07
When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your dryer? Cleaning this appliance is an easy way to reduce the risk of a home fire. This infographic from a Dallas-Fort Worth home maintenance team show...


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