How to Budget for Home Repairs

Home repairs are not fun. Most of the time they come unexpectedly and can be quite expensive. Suddenly you have this huge bill that you weren’t planning on. We know—our furnace went out on CHRISTMAS EVE last year! Talk about great timing. That was a $4,000 Christmas present to our home, yay!

  • There’s a 68% chance that one of your crucial appliances and home systems will fail in any year.* (Yikes!)
  • Plumbing systems and air conditioners are the most commonly repaired items.*
  • Washer, Water heater, and Refrigerator are the most commonly replaced items.* 

how to budget for home repairs

We had a pipe burst in our garage earlier this year. Ryan, our 4-year-old, put play-doh down his toilet and it’s clogged beyond anything we can repair. The rest of our major appliances and systems are okay, for now. I know our water heater is old and will likely need to be replaced in the next few years, too. Being a homeowner is so much fun! 😉 Do you know how to budget for home repairs?

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What if there was a way to make this process easier on you?

TotalProtect provides reliable solutions to your home maintenance and repair needs through budget friendly plans and reliable, responsive service. TotalProtect is the smart way to make home ownership easier. They offer simple plans that provide protection for these unexpected events, reliable and responsive service, and budget-friendly options. Basically, they help you budget throughout the year so when the need arises, you pay only a small amount for any repair needed.

What makes TotalProtect different?

Reliability. You are not just another number—you are a home in need and they are there to listen. They’ll fix it right the first time to avoid repeated costs and they guarantee the quality of their repair workmanship for 180 days (6 months!). That is 3 times as long as most other home warranty companies. TotalProtect also has over 40,000 service technicians so when you call, someone is there to help.

TotalProtect covers breakdowns due to normal wear and tear—things insurance does not cover. Check out their plan options to have your appliances and systems covered in different areas of your home (or all of them!), and when something goes wrong you have just one number to call for help. Get a quote for your needs. for your needs.

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*As reported in a nationwide study of Homeowner Repair and Replacement Costs conducted in December, 2012 by Clientize.com Inc. using a Survey Sampling International, LLC panel. Further reproduction is expressly prohibited.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Total Protect Month 2. The opinions and text are all mine.

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