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Time reports ways to save on home repairs

Created: 13/11/2015

If you’re a homeowner, it can often feel like you’re spending endless amounts of money on repairs and replacements, especially for those who aren’t living in a relatively new build. However, news website Time suggests that many of these outgoings can be avoided, or reduced, and shares simple tips in this article to help you save money, some of which are also detailed below.

Off-season repairs

Certain jobs will be more prevalent at different times of year, so one piece of advice would be to think in advance and choose an off-peak time to have your repairs done. For example, gutter clearing is particularly in demand during the autumn and winter months, so why not organise to have this completed in the summer? This way, you may be able to get a reduction in the cost during the slow season.

Buy materials

If you do need to hire a handyman in south London, then a great way to save money is by purchasing the materials separately and asking a professional to simply carry out the work. You can always ask for a list of the materials needed, which most will be happy to provide, and then you will be able to choose particular colours and styles to your tastes too. However, it may be worth asking the contractor about material costs, just in case they are able to get discounts and purchase the products for a cheaper price.

Upkeep maintenance

Rather than letting a small issue become a larger problem, which will no doubt be more costly, get it fixed as soon as possible. You should also carry out routine maintenance and deep clean as often as possible, as this will help systems and appliances in your home last for much longer. For example, change the filter on your furnace in order to keep it in a good condition, especially when it is in more use during the winter.

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