Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Appliance Maintenance project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Appliance Maintenance Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Appliance Maintenance investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?
Costs, materials and best practices for the example Appliance Maintenance project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
The approximate costs and value of a typical Appliance Maintenance project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).
|Project description||Common home appliance installtion, maintenance and service projects.|
|Project size||Average appliance service call|
|Material and labor cost||$464 - $541|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||This is not a project recommended for the do it yourselfer. A successful Appliance Maintenance requires the work of skilled trade contractors as well as special materials, tools, fabrication and installation techniques. Do it yourself mistakes may be expensive to remedy and will likely reduce the marketability and value of your home.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Appliance Maintenance project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Appliance Maintenance project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Appliance Maintenance projects can employ renewable resources and environmentally friendly construction materials. Efficient lighting, HVAC, insulation and appliance choices can significantly reduce the energy footprint of your home.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Appliance Maintenance. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Appliance Maintenance project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Appliance Maintenance project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Appliance Maintenance project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Install Electric Cooktop||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$384 - $694|
|Install Gas Cooktop||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$834 - $1,527|
|Install Trash Compactor||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$839 - $1,539|
|Install Range||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$589 - $1,075|
|Install Vent Hood||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$301 - $533|
|Install Washing Machine||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$611 - $1,116|
|Replace Washing Machine||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$626 - $1,142|
|Install Refrigerator||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$864 - $1,585|
|Repair Appliances||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$209 - $373|
|Repair Dishwasher||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$209 - $373|
|Repair Dryer||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$209 - $373|
|Repair Refrigerator||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$209 - $373|
|Replace Built-In Refrigerator||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$2,249 - $4,145|
|Replace Trash Compactor||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$846 - $1,549|
|Install Waste Disposal||Plumber||1 d||$333 - $589|
|Install Ice Maker||Plumber||1 d||$294 - $509|
|Install Dishwasher||Plumber||1 d||$512 - $924|
|Install Garbage Disposal||Plumber||1 d||$334 - $591|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Appliance Maintenance project plan.
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