What is TruValue?
Well lets ets break down the two words first let's look at the VALUE : meaning It may be described as treating actions themselves as abstract objects, putting value to them. It deals with right conduct and good life, in the sense that a highly, or at least relatively highly, valuable action may be regarded as ethically "good" (adjective sense), and an action of low, or at least relatively low, value may be regarded as "bad".What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethic values of the objects it increases, decreases or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good" (noun sense).
I mean just the word value you can break it down into sub categories and have its own but simmlar meaning if you place a word infront of "VALUE"
examples of different values and meanings
Not mention Protective values ,value system,economic values , properties values,ethics Personal versus cultural perspectives-values .. it goes on and on and on ....
Man I have a headache now ... so much meanings to everything we do,see,hear,say, feel, there's VALUE IN EVERYTHING WE DO EVERYDAY GOOD OR BAD , DAY IN DAY OUT...
So here's my Own definition of what I call -
"TRUVALUE" a person , place or thing that is worth more emotionally , physically or financially then the day you first got it ....."it" being whatever "it" maybe... which my definition sums up all these other definitions....
thus I came up with TruValues - meaning behind that something worth saving , fixings ,.......
Repair or Replace ??
It's no wonder that a broken appliance can amount to a pretty big problem in most households, and the question of whether to repair or replace these devices can even create a lot of anxiety.
When it comes to repairing appliances, every device eventually reaches a point of diminishing returns. If it's cheaper to fix an appliance than replace it, the smart money is usually on the fix. However, it doesn't make sense to fix a device that is likely to break down again in the near future or become technologically obsolete.
Considerations when deciding whether to opt for appliance repair or replacement:
Age: The age of an appliance needs to be considered when deciding whether to repair or replace. Most appliances have an average life cycle and once an appliance passes that point, it’s usually a good idea to replace. Antiques and some high-end appliances are the exceptions to the rule, as they may be extremely expensive to replace
Price: Appliance repair professionals say when the price of the repair totals more than half the cost to purchase a new appliance, you’re better off replacing the appliance.
You should consider appliance repair when-The appliance is an antique that would be difficult to replace.The repairs are minor and will extend the life of the appliance for several years.
It's time to replace an appliance when-The appliance is not under warranty.The repairs are extensive and add up to more than half the price of the appliance's original cost.The appliance is technologically obsolete.
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How Much Should a Landlord Allocate for Monthly Maintenance & Repairs?
Monthly residual cash flow can be attractive incentive to become a landlord. Landlords collect rent each month, pay their mortgages and pocket the rest of the cash. What the public doesn't see, however, is that successful property management involves managing people, forecasting repairs and maintenance, covering untimely losses and unexpected costs. This includes monthly maintenance. Landlords can keep their properties in tip-top shape and tenants happy by reinvesting a portion of rental income and performing monthly maintenance.
While there are no hard and fast rules on monthly maintenance costs for rental properties, Fannie Mae suggests a property owner allocate 2 percent of the property value annually. That means if a property is worth $150,000, the landlord should save a minimum of $3,000 for maintenance costs. Landlords should include anything that keeps the property in livable condition for occupants as a maintenance cost.
Landlords should plan to include additional costs that arise periodically to the monthly maintenance budget. This includes repairs to the building's heating, cooling and electrical systems, plumbing, and roofing. Landlords should include minor carpentry, window repairs, occasional painting and cleaning costs as tenants move in and out. Any supplies purchased on a regular basis should also be included like air filters, hardware fixtures or light bulbs.
Landlords' Duties Regarding Repairs, Maintenance, and to Provide Notice to Tenants for Entry
Among the many duties of a landlord is to repair rental property and keep it in habitable condition. Also, whenever a landlord has to enter a rental property, they must provide notice to tenants in a timely manner, except in emergencies.
Many landlords have run into problems with their tenants by not repairing or fixing problems with a rental unit. In general, the best advice to give a landlord is to repair a problem with a rental property as soon as possible. Heating and plumbing problems, because of their unique nature, should be handled within 24 hours of learning of the issue. For other problems that are not as immediate, repairs should be made within 48 hours. However, landlords should always keep in mind that they need to provide advance notice to tenants before entering the rental property. Only in emergencies, like floods or fires, can a landlord enter a rental unit without advance notice.
Duty of Repairs and Maintenance
In most states, a landlord is required to make sure a rental property is in habitable condition when the tenant first moves in. Also, once the tenant moves in, a landlord is required to make repairs and conduct maintenance to keep the rental property in habitable condition. A habitable property is one that has adequate heating, water, electricity, cleanliness, and is structurally sound.
In addition, landlords should look at the local codes regarding the standards for things like ventilation, light and electrical wiring. These laws vary from state to state, and even from city to city. For instance, some cities require that landlords place smoke detectors in key locations in a rental home, and to regularly check these smoke detectors and replace batteries when needed.
Some states also require that landlords be aware of, and protect, their tenants' safety. In such states landlords must ensure that there are latches on all exterior windows, a locking doorknob and deadbolt on each exterior door, a pin lock mechanism and handle latch lock for each exterior sliding glass door. In addition, many states also require landlords to change all the locks to a rental property between tenancies.
Because of the varying nature of landlord duties, you should be sure to carefully consult local codes regarding rental properties in your state and city. Normally, you can find this information at your local building or housing authority, as well as local health and fire departments.
What Can Happen If You Do Not Make Required Repairs
Next, if the landlord fails to repair a problem in a timely manner after receiving notice, the tenant has the option of hiring an outside party to make the necessary repairs. Although the tenant should be reasonable in choosing who to make the repairs, this cost will probably be deducted from their next rent check.
Also, if the problem violates state or local building or health codes, your tenant may decide to contact the local authorities regarding the issue. If inspectors come out and find the problem, you, as the landlord, may be facing an order to fix the problem, plus possible fines and/or penalties.
Lastly, if the problem is pervasive and disturbs the tenant's right to live in a habitable structure, the tenant may choose to simply move out of the rental unit and end the lease agreement. This could lead to a lawsuit against you as the landlord, called a constructive eviction lawsuit. In order to prevail in this suit, the tenant must be able to show two things. First, the tenant must prove that the uninhabitable conditions were a result of the landlord's lack of action to fix the problems. Second, the tenant must also show that they left the rental property in a reasonable time. If the landlord cannot put up a strong defense, he may be facing money damages for breaking the lease, emotional and physical stress, and discomfort from the bad conditions.
All in all, the best advice for a landlord is to fix problems as soon as you find out about them. In addition, you can work with your tenant and see if the tenant is willing to fix the problem in exchange for a reduction in rent.
Notice to Tenants about Upcoming Entry onto the Rental Property
In most states, landlords are required to give notice to tenants prior to entering the rental property informing the tenants about the necessity to enter to make repairs, or to show the place to prospective new tenants. Most states require that a landlord give notice to tenants 24 or 48 hours before the entry is to take place. However, as mentioned earlier, a landlord can enter a rental property at any time without notice in order to make an emergency repair. In addition, in some jurisdictions, landlords can enter a rental property without notice if the tenant is away for an extended period of time, in order to check up on the property and make necessary repairs.
If a landlord breaks this law, they can be subject to a lawsuit by the tenant. Some states, like California, provide a tenant with a claim for harassment if their landlord enters the rental property without proper notice and also provide for a monetary fine against the landlord.
Today's Average Costs 2016
Appliance Repair Labor -
Basic labor estimate to repair appliances. Troubleshoot operation. Test likely component failure scenarios in sequence. Includes parts costing up to $25. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
LOW COST = $239.84 TO REPAIR
HIGH COST =$423.98 TO REPAIR
Appliance Repair Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to repair appliances including: connectors and fittings.
LOW COST =$125.54 = 1 REPAIR
HIGH COST =$142.81 = 1 REPAIR
2016 APPLIANCE REPAIRS RATES
Totals - Cost to Repair Appliances - 1 repair
Average Cost Per Repair
LOW = $365.89
These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.
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What the other Ones won't tell you !!?
Call TruValue Services HERES WHY THE IMPORTANCE PM -- Here what normally happens , you are using your appliance which ever one it may be doesn't matter .. And all of a sudden it breaks!!! You scramble to find a repair company to come and fix it .. So you call and find out you'll have to wait till next week ?? !!
At this point your stressed , and starting to get agitated ? Am I right ?! So you try your best to stay calm and tell your self it's ok I'll wait till my schedule appointment I Made.
That day comes ....
And your stressed,agitated,excited,anxious!!im right again huh?? You tell the tech "we need fixed" at this point you don't care about costs cause if you did you would have bought a new appliance by now .. or " I hope you can fix it today" after half an hour you find out the appliance can't be fixed today ? And you have to wait for parts ??
Ok I can imagine what your feeling right now ANGER,FUSTRATION, and your telling your self you can't believe it...?? am I right ?
My point is all this Negative Feelings Vibes along with wasted TIME & MONEY can all be ..... " wait for it"
Prevented .. YES it's True
Major appliances such as dishwashers ,, washers and dryers are costly to repair and even more expensive to replace . But you can save off those repairs and keep your appliances running longer!!!
Having PM done will give you piece of mind and will confidence that all your important most used appliances will always be working correctly .
"THINK ABOUT IT"
Don't wait till it breaks to have a PM done it will cost you more .
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TRUV Appliance Tips & Tricks :
Refrigerator - If your refrigerator stops working on a hot day, suspect the coils. Service pros find this problem on half of their refrigerator calls. On many fridges, you get to the coils by removing the front grille. Then push a coil cleaning brush (sold at home centers) into the coils, pull it back and vacuum it clean. If the coils are located on the back, pull out your fridge to clean them. Bonus: The clean coils will cool more efficiently and save you money on your utility bill!
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