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Are Home Maintenance Plans Actually Worth the Money?

The Advantages of Enrolling in a Maintenance Plan for Your Home

As every homeowner knows, it takes a lot of work to keep a home clean, trouble-free, and in good shape. The average household requires dozens - if not hundreds - of little tasks and chores throughout the year to maintain its condition. And the home’s plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems are a big part of that workload. 

Unfortunately, it can be all too easy to let maintenance slide on these key systems - which inevitably leads to major issues and expensive repairs. Most home service companies offer a solution: maintenance membership plans. This article will explain what maintenance plans are, their benefits, and how homeowners can get the most out of them.

Maintenance Membership Plans - What Are They?

A maintenance membership plan is a program or package offered by a home service company that allows homeowners to pay a recurring fee in exchange for periodic maintenance services on an agreed-upon schedule - typically once or twice a year. Most plumbers, electricians, and HVAC service contractors offer these plans. 

Homeowners usually have the option to either pay for a full year upfront or pay by the month. Most membership plans also include exclusive access to other perks. Some companies even offer multiple packages at different price points - homeowners who pay more get access to more services and perks.

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No More Missed Maintenance Dates

Maintenance plans are becoming so popular that homeowners often find it difficult to stay on top of their home’s maintenance needs year-round. Since maintenance visits are typically only needed every 6 months to a year, depending on the system, it’s easy to lose track of when it’s due (let alone make the call) in the midst of busy everyday life. 
But skipping routine maintenance is a recipe for trouble, no matter the system. Electrical safety depends on routine inspections and testing of safety devices like GFCIs. Gas and carbon monoxide safety depends on regular inspections and cleaning of burners, pilot lights, and ventilation systems Regular HVAC maintenance helps prevent breakdowns, improve performance, and extend the unit’s lifespan. Periodic plumbing inspections and drain cleaning help to avoid clogs, leaks, and other plumbing mishaps.

When homeowners are enrolled in a maintenance plan, they never have to worry about missing out on these vital tasks and services. Their home service provider will simply notify them when it’s time for another visit and come out at whatever time and date are most convenient.

More Perks of Joining a Membership Planplumber

Effortless maintenance scheduling is a huge advantage in itself, but nearly every maintenance plan includes access to other perks. A few of the most common benefits members enjoy are:

  • Waived service fees, overtime fees, and diagnostic charges
  • Priority “top of the list” scheduling 
  • Guaranteed same-day service
  • Discounts on services like general repairs, duct cleaning, or water heater maintenance. 

Some companies also offer members free estimates, extended warranties, and rebates on large appliance replacements. Between the money saved on repairs and service charges, and the variety of exclusive perks included, maintenance plans are an easy and cost-effective way for homeowners to keep their homes safe and functioning smoothly.

About Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating

Charles Krull & Son, Inc. has been a trusted staple of the Malverne, NY community since 1910. As an award-winning, family-owned business, they put each customer’s safety, comfort, and peace of mind above all else. They offer up-front pricing, financing, and a highly rewarding membership program. Call now to get info on possible maintenance plans.