Is it worth investing in a household repair plan?
Investing in a household repair plan can save you money in the long term, and will ensure your peace of mind through the year.
Repair plans can often be a saving grace in very expensive emergency situations or seem like a waste of money with other providers. If you decide to do your own research and check the popular forums you'll probably end up more confused than when you started.
Although Rightio's Care Club home maintenance plans include unlimited callouts, all parts and labour and no excess, our customers often ask why investing in one is worth the money?
We decided to create this quick guide, answering the most common questions when it comes to repair plans and home maintenance covers.
Why is a home maintenance plan worth the investment?
Things don't often happen the way we plan them.
There's rarely a warning before something breaks down. Quite the opposite - breakages normally happen in the least convenient moments. An emergency engineer call-out can mean a costly bill afterwards. Investing in home maintenance cover means an engineer will be on the way as soon as possible and if your plan has no excess included, you won't be charged anything for the visit.
Moving to a new home.
Buying a home is always exciting but ageing boilers and pipes can be hiding nasty surprises. Signing up for a repair plan means that you'll be covered for any unexpected problems that might occur as soon as you move in.
Those with elderly parents.
Our parents dedicate years to raising us, and it's no surprise that we want to give back. Especially as life often gets in the way, and seeing your parents every day, or even weekly is sometimes impossible. Investing in a repair cover ensures that their home is safe, and they're protected in case of emergency breakages- even if you can't be there immediately.
You'll save money, that's true.
Many people doubt repair plans because there will rarely be a major problem. But if you've had to pay the emergency fees for a Plumbing or Heating Engineer, you know that your investment will pay off the moment there's an emergency.
You'll receive expertise.
At Rightio we employ qualified Gas Safe Engineers, with proven years of experience. In case of emergency you know that your home is in safe, expert hands. Our engineers will even explain every step of the repair to you - some extra knowledge is always useful.
Peace of mind.
If you're one of these people who like their life planned and orderly, you need a home maintenance cover. No more worries about unexpected breakages and huge bills... and an engineer is just one call away.
The prices of the plan won't rise after the first year.
This is good news, but it's only true for Rightio's Care Club plans. Unlike competitors we keep our prices the same when you renew. We also don't base our charges on your breakage history. You pay for exactly what you get.
Who buys a home maintenance cover plan?
Single parents or couples, if one of the partners works away/abroad.
The lack of time, tools, immediate finance, knowledge or even a helping hand can be a valid reason to sign up for a home maintenance plan. Emergency breakdowns become one less thing to worry about on a daily basis.
Working 9-5 and commuting can take up most of our time during the week. And a lot of jobs would not allow you to take a day off without a prior notice. Knowing that an engineer can be sent out as soon as you make the call, even out of working hours, can be really comforting.
Those with elderly parents.
Our parents dedicate years to raising us, and it's no surprise that we want to give back. Especially as life often gets in the way, and seeing your parents every day, or even weekly is sometimes impossible. Investing in a repair cover ensures that their home is safe, and they're protected in case of emergency breakdowns- even if you can't be there immediately.
People who like their peace of mind.
Admit it, no one likes last-minute surprises, especially if you tend to be an over-thinker. It's much easier to sign up for a home maintenance plan, have the monthly installment collected via Direct Debit and never worry about it again.
If you're already thinking about investing in a home maintenance cover plan, why not check our Care Club options by clicking here.
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