They say that for a person’s body and health, “Prevention is better than cure.” The same thing goes for inanimate objects like homes. Maintenance is cheaper than repair. When you have a new home, you decorate it the best way possible, you love it, and you are excited about it. Some people are extra careful with the stuff they own. On the other hand, other people just do not care much about their things. They throw their phones on the couch, they don’t care if they drop plates, they leave the water running… Some people are just careless. But with homes, it’s time to stop being careless because being careless can cost you a lot of money.
When you truly take care of something, it can live up to its normal useful life and may even exceed it. But when you do not take care of something, it gets destroyed easily. With regards to homes and the costs of maintenance and repairs, some people do not like maintaining their homes because they think it is costly but repairs are more expensive. That is the bitter truth.
Examples will be, if you don’t clean the roof and you just let branches of trees fall there and stay there for a long time, chances are, the time will come when you will have to replace a huge portion of your roof someday. If you don’t pay attention to termites, your house just might collapse on you one of these days. With that, repairs might not even be able to handle it. You might have to have it rebuilt. Another example is cleaning the house. If you don’t clean the house often, there might come a day when you finally decide to do so and all the dirt will just be impossible to remove. Metal might have rusted away, your cabinets might have discolored, and others. Thus, you must take care of the things you own. You must repair the damage while it is still small. You must eliminate the problem while it is still manageable.