There are a variety of unexpected home repairs that can suddenly present themselves at your Huntington Beach home. If you’re a first-time home buyer, it’s especially important to be prepared for the unanticipated. Financial advisors suggest that you save approximately 1% of your home’s value each year to account for maintenance. Here are some unexpected repair costs to put aside a little bit of money for each month.
- Critters: Animals and bugs can move in without notice. Your attic is a particularly attractive spot, mainly because it’s a place that most Huntington Beach homeowners rarely visit. Animals and bugs can quickly turn into a large issue, and should you need them to be removed professionally, it can cost about $100 per animal. Make time to check your attic every now and again for signs of a critter infestation.
- Washer Overload: High-efficiency washing machines are excellent because they use less detergent, energy and water than their predecessors. However, adding too much detergent can cause big problems in your Huntington Beach home, causing them to overwork and break. Just make sure you’re following the instructions on the machine and using the right kind of soap.
- Tree Roots: Trees can provide amazing shade for your Huntington Beach home, but their roots can wreak havoc. If a tree root gets together with your drain line, it could cause a few thousand dollars’ worth of necessary repairs. That’s why you should commit to a sewer line inspection from the street to your home each year to ensure that your tree’s roots aren’t coming into contact with your drain line.
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