(Susan Gal/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

While most homeowners love the concept of owning property and many enjoy undertaking home improvement projects, the mundane reality of dealing with broken appliances, a furnace on the fritz and even regular maintenance tasks such as cleaning gutters and changing filters is an undeniable downside.

Many homeowners have a moment or two when they wish they could call the “super” to come fix something instead of dealing with it themselves.

Now “Super,” a subscription-based service that provides homeowners with routine maintenance and repairs, has launched in Washington, the first market for this new company.

Super’s subscription rates start at $25 per month with a $50 co-pay per service and go up to $150 per month for whole house coverage and a zero co-pay. While the service is similar to a home warranty policy in that it pays for repairs of things such as your refrigerator and washing machine, Super goes a step further and provides a personalized schedule of maintenance reminders.

In addition, the company provides concierge services to schedule repairs. Instead of receiving a recommendation of a company or searching through reviews, Super provides the single point of access for homeowners and schedules appointments.

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The subscription service also includes discounts on preventative maintenance and recordkeeping of all maintenance and repairs.

Depending on the age and size of their dwelling, homeowners typically spend between 1 and 4 percent of their home’s value each year on repairs and maintenance.

The Super service is meant to reduce those costs while providing a streamlined service.

For more information, visit https://hellosuper.com or call 844-997-8737.

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer. To pass on a tip or news item, contact us at realestate@washpost.com and put “Town Square” in the subject line.