Username89054 t1_jcgd9yw wrote

Here's the reality: most large home service companies, ie electricians, plumbers, renovators, etc. are going to be significantly more expensive and lower quality work than your small business types. You're paying for convenience. If you're a homeowner, it's a really good idea to be proactive and find the good, local businesses for these things.

I needed an electrician recently and thankfully my neighbor just had some work done by a guy who lives down the street from us. If I didn't have him, I would've been stuck calling a big company and paying out the ass. Instead a local guy charged me $195 for an hour of work and some parts. Previously, I had to use a bigger company who charged me $400 for similar work in 2019.

Ask around for a local HVAC person to come give your systems a tune up. Find excuses to get a plumber or local electrician into your house. Then when something is wrong, you're a repeat customer for someone you found is trustworthy.


Username89054 t1_jadtcqu wrote

Reply to comment by pburgh2517 in Viewing homes in the area by Ar30la

My house isn't 100 years old but I've had zero flooding issues in 7 years. My house was built in the 50s. My neighbor flooded multiple times until he put in a french drain. It does get quite humid in the spring though, but the dehumidifier handles that.