Whether you are a homeowner or are currently renting, one thing is for certain – an annual maintenance contract will pay dividends when it comes to the overall upkeep of your home. It allows you to keep it well-maintained and protected come rain or shine without any hidden and unplanned costs. Keeping you covered all year long, an annual maintenance contract also removes the stress of finding a reliable company at short notice, who in turn doesn’t know your property and any previous issues you may have had.
When you find a professional team that you feel comfortable with, they will no doubt assess your home at the start of the contract and any potential problems can then be prevented right at the start, limiting the number of future callouts, and thus allowing the home to operate efficiently and correctly from the very beginning. Today, the knowledgable Harry Tregoning, Founder of Tregoning Maintenance, shares his words of wisdom and expert tips with our readers.
Typically, an annual maintenance contract covers basic maintenance work around the home including A/C, plumbing and electrical services. We at Tregoning Maintenance take a view that preventative maintenance is what we are trying for so that problems are less likely to happen. We do an initial house inspection and service of ACs to get going.
Having a team that knows both you and your property is a real game-changer when it comes to home maintenance – and here’s why:
- As a landlord, it takes the day-to-day maintenance out of your hands.
- Potential cost savings – 10% discount off work not included in the Annual Maintenance Contract
- Quality control
- A longer lifespan of existing materials and equipment*Consistent point of contact.
What should you look for when choosing your trusted maintenance company?
- Experience – do your homework and opt for a reputable company who have lots of expertise and experience in property and home maintenance. You don’t want to be stung with hidden charges midway through your contract.
- Emergency callouts – make sure emergency callouts are included in your contract. This is an important factor to consider when choosing a maintenance company that you can rely on and to ensure you don’t have any additional, unexpected costs. They will be limited but make sure
- Gut instinct – First impressions are highly important when determining which maintenance company to choose. Always trust your gut and go with who you feel comfortable speaking to, who is knowledgeable and professional and not hard-selling.
- Timeliness – Oftentimes when you have a home maintenance issue, you require it to be resolved in a timely manner. The same can be said for your initial dealings with a company and how long they take to respond to you. This will give you a pretty accurate view of how the contract will fair.
So whether you are a tenant or a landlord, you can see there are lots of reasons to consider taking an Annual Maintenance Contract out.