What are the most common repairs UK homeowners must invest in? A survey of homeowners from Money Guru has revealed the top five things that go wrong in UK households.
Kitchen repairs vary greatly in size, from quick fixes like leaking taps to large and expensive appliance repairs. Common problems include drawers that stick, cabinets that don’t close and blocked sinks.
Even small problems can add up to a hefty bill if left untouched. Leaky taps, for example, amount to large amounts of wasted water that will increase your water bill considerably. It’s better to get any problems fixed sooner rather than later, before further damage or cost is caused.
Roofs are among the most common problems for homeowners, especially for those in older homes. Broken or cracked roof tiles, crumbling cement and blocked or broken gutters can allow water into your property.
Water entering your home will cause a world of further problems, such as rotting timbers and damp, so it’s vital to get roof and gutter problems repaired quickly.
Damaged window repairs
Broken or damaged windows can be particularly unpleasant in the winter months. The seal may have decayed which allows heat to escape, or a crack might have formed in the glazing. The problems this causes for your home – whether heat loss, condensation or other damage – can be costly.
Repair your window seals and get cracks fixed to ensure maximum heat efficiency in your home.
The bathroom has a range of common repairs. Many of these are water-based, such as leaky baths, broken toilets, taps or showers. Blocked drains are also a common plumbing problem in bathrooms.
Other common repairs include failing toilet flushes, damaged door locks and broken extractor fans. While these problems don’t cause the same issues with leaking and dampness, they can become nuisances and impinge upon your everyday life.
Boiler repairs are the costliest of these common repairs, often setting homeowners back between £500 and £2,500. A gas-safe engineer will be required to fix or repair your boiler.
If you don’t have the time to carry out repairs yourself, Sparkles’ property maintenance team are here to help. Get in touch today to book your property maintenance visit.