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Common (and Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

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Three mistakes to make as a homeowner.

Owning a home is part of the American dream. But it can also be a headache when unexpected issues pop up. Whether it’s a minor appliance breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to repair. In many cases, these issues are caused by a lack of maintenance and due diligence by the homeowner. Here are common mistakes that homeowners make that can be costly to fix.

Mistake 1: Foregoing regular maintenance on appliances

You may not give a second thought about your everyday appliances, but they require some maintenance to ensure they run smoothly. When was the last time you cleaned out your dryer’s lint vent? Or checked the hoses on your washing machine? Have you cleaned out your dishwasher’s food filter? Small and simple maintenance can help protect your appliances and avoid costly damage.

Mistake 2: Overlooking minor issues

It’s easy to put down minor home repairs until you have more time. However, the leaking tap or crack in the deck are only going to get worse over time. Homeowners commonly overlook minor issues which then turn into large problems – and expensive ones. Take steps to address minor issues as and when they happen.

Mistake 3: Not reviewing home insurance

A home insurance policy is not something you purchase and then forget about. A policy is something you should update every year as well as when your lifestyle and belongings change. All too often homeowners have forgotten to increase their personal property coverage to protect their new TV, vintage watch or prized antique. Talk to your agent today to ensure you have optimum coverage for your needs.

Are you about to purchase a new home? Keep these insurance factors in mind to smoothly secure coverage! When you’re ready to insure your property, the professionals at Reata Insurance Group can help! We serve Lakeway and the entire state of Texas with reliable home insurance that you can trust. Contact our helpful team to get started today.

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