While owning a home, there are many maintenance tasks that you will complete on your own. However, there are some tasks that you should hire a handyman or home service contractor. To help you figure out when you need to ask for help, check out this guide on maintenance tasks you should call a handyman for.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
From a distance, hardwood floor refinishing looks simple to do on your own, but unfortunately, many homeowners do not know the ins and outs of this task. We have seen more botched refinishing jobs that left people’s floors in worse condition than successful outcomes. So before you get all the supplies and start working on this project, contact a professional team to help you.
Flooring Installation & Repair
Recently, people have been saving money on flooring installation by doing it themselves. And, many people do know how to install floors, especially since some flooring options like laminate flooring is easy to install. But on occasion, homeowners accidentally mess up and end up spending more money in the end. That is why it is always best to work with a flooring installation team.
Sometimes, we end up with holes in our walls. From nails, screws and unexpected situations, they can pop up at any time. While you can fix a lot of the small holes with spackle, larger holes need specific patch kits. Home improvement stores do sell these patch kits, but sometimes they are hard to understand, especially for newbies. To ensure you have as little mistakes as possible, work with a contractor. They will bring their own supplies and even clear any messes.
You can do many small exterior updates and replacements on your own, but the bigger or more complicated tasks need to be done by a professional. Some upgrades are dangerous if not installed or repaired correctly.
Caulking is important to keep out mold, mildew and bacteria from staying in your home. Small openings or indentions are prone to build-up and trap dirt and bacteria. This bacteria can then cause harm to your health. That is why you need to re-caulk specific parts of your home. You will first want to remove the old caulk by scraping it and then fill it with new caulk. This is a very tedious task that can take hours or days to complete. For a stress-free experience, hire a contractor to do the work.
To keep water away from your house, you need clean gutters. However, you cannot keep gutters unwatched. Over time it can fill up with leaves, sticks, branches, trash and water. Plus, uncleaned gutters are the perfect shelter for pests like termites and spiders. To avoid this from happening, you need to clean these areas once a season or right after bad storms. While you can clean your gutters on your own, the task is easier on you when you work with a contractor. A contractor will have all the right equipment and will clean up any messes.
Replacing Windows & Doors
Whether an accident happens, or you just want new windows or doors, replacing these items is better done with a home repair contractor. When hiring a contractor, they will come with all the equipment and labor to put these objects in place. Plus, some home service companies even dispose of the old window and doors free of charge.
Do no be stuck doing these tasks when you can call a handyman for it. And if you live in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville or the surrounding areas, then call Valor Home Services, your local handyman. We are the experts in installing, refinishing, remodeling, renovating and repairing anything around your home. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today.