If you’ve recently bought or built a house, and are still new to the homeowner thing, you’re probably figuring out that there’s a learning curve involved. As you adjust to life as a homeowner, you’ll be faced with various things that must be taken care of, and now all of it falls on you rather than a landlord. It’s fine – you can totally handle it, but a good way to ensure that you’re never caught out with no idea where to start is to keep a list of contacts, professionals that you can call in any instance, that way no matter what goes wrong, help is just a phone call away.
Below are just a few of these contacts you should always have on speed dial for when the need may arise.
Whether your house is brand new, or pretty old, electrical problems may (likely will) happen from time to time. Faulty or outdated wiring, outlet issues, panel problems…any of these could crop up at any time. Having an electrician to call when things go awry will keep your power running smoothly and help you avoid an expensive and confusing unexpected power bill.
An HVAC Tech
Whether you’re on gas heat or have central heating and air, inevitably you’re going to need to get your unit serviced, probably when you first move in (or when that first cold snap/heatwave hits). There are reputable HVAC companies all over the place, so choose the one with the best rates and customer service, keeping their contact number handy for when you need to cool off (or warm-up).
Plumbing issues always seem to hit at the worst possible times. But you’ll find that there are lots of great plumbers and plumbing companies around that will drop everything and head right over to help you with your water issues. Plumbing services are often very affordable and you’ll be glad you kept that number handy.
If you’ve purchased a lot of land with your home, you may find that you don’t have the time to tend your garden, lawn and land yourself. This is especially true if you and your partner both work long hours and have other obligations. Hiring a landscaper or yard professional is a great way to have a fantastic looking yard without stretching yourself too thin, or if you’re just an amateur at gardening and need an expert to show you the ropes. You’ll have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood, guaranteed, and because most landscapers are reasonably affordable, you won’t break the bank.
There are lots of service professionals that you want to have handy numbers for, should the need arise – and believe us, when it comes to owning a home, the need will arise. It’s not a question of if; it’s a question of when. Taking the time now to compare rates and choose great companies to assist you in your home needs will save you lots of time, money and stress later.