Why Maintain Your Home
The choice is yours … spend a little to maintain your home now, or spend a lot more on costly repairs and subsequent resulting damage down the road.
Your home is a dream home that can turn into a nightmare if regular maintenance is not part of your standard routine. You should maintain your home for the same reason that you maintain your car. Without regular maintenance both your car and your home are headed for trouble and costly repairs down the road. Often these costly repairs can be prevented altogether, with routine maintenance.
If not for the money you’ll save, perform regular home maintenance for the safety and health of you and your loved ones.
Sometimes the difference between health and harm for you and your loved ones is regular home maintenance. If maintained properly, your smoke detectors work to alert you and your family to get out of the house safely. Your HVAC system will maintain proper indoor air quality thereby easing respitory problems. Far too often we hear the results of the alternative on the nightly news. Here are a few sobering home safety statistics:
• 15,600 dryer fires occur each year resulting in property damage exceeding $75 million dollars. *
• 20,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to garage doors.*
• 15,260 injuries and 2660 deaths annually due to failure or problems with smoke alarms, sprinklers and fire extinguishers.**
• 38,300 reported home electrical fires including 120 deaths and 390 injuries associated with electrical wiring, circuit breakers, fuses and meters.**
• 49,200 heating equipment related home fires.**
• 14,000 deaths occur from radon each year, as estimated by the EPA.
* - Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission;
** - Source: National Fire Protection Association
Not only can Brightleaf Customer Care save you time and money, but BCC can reduce the risk that you and your family will be counted in one of the above statistics.
A home in disrepair increases safety and health risks, runs inefficiently increasing utility costs, and requires greater expenditure for maintenance and repair costs.