Deferred or Deterred Maintenance$?
So how long is too long to defer maintenance to your house or building? At times we are deterred by the “costs” of doing maintenance so we defer it until it becomes a critical issue or a “big ticket” item.
1. Truth is cleaning gutters once/twice a year prevents water and ice from rotting out your fascia and boxing. In addition to keeping your gutters functioning properly.
2. Changing out air filters at least 4 times a year has been proven to substantially increase the time (years) between HVAC replacements.
These are two ways to mitigate risks associated with “big ticket” items. Positive cash flow albeit may not be the meaning of happiness. However it can be freeing.