Wrong. Standard advice to any new homeowner is to also set aside some extra money for a rainy day fund, just in case you need to do a significant repair job in the first year. Our experience with our first house confirmed that this is very sound advice.
Sure enough, we had only been in this house less than 9 months when Murphy struck again. In March, we realized that we had a leak oozing up through our living room floor. In theory, the process for fixing leaks is pretty simple:
However, this house has radiant heating, which means that the pipes are encased in the concrete slab below the flooring. Thus, the plumbing process winds up looking a lot more like dentistry (without benefit of X-rays). It's hardly a do-it-yourself job, so we got recommendations and brought in a specialist to do the work.
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