For those of us who don’t have a penchant for home DIY, home maintenance and repair tasks can become a source of real dread really quickly. If the idea of going to Bunnings on a Saturday morning isn’t your idea of fun, it might be a good idea to look into hiring a handyman to do your home repair jobs. Rather than spending your weekends teaching yourself how to install drywall by means of countless Wikihow articles, you’ll make your life abundantly easier by simply calling in a professional. Some battles are just not worth fighting…
A professional handyman usually offers a pretty wide variety of services, meaning that you can tick off multiple tasks on your to-do list in one go. There are plenty of things that a handyman can do around your property, but we’ve compiled a list of the most common home repairs and home maintenance tasks that a handyman will be able to take care of:
Install a Toilet
It’s fair to say that out of all the installations you don’t want to get wrong, a toilet installation is up there at the top of the list. Get it wrong and you’ll be left with a stinky, wet mess in your bathroom. If you’re not super confident in your ability to install a toilet yourself, we’d recommend that you don’t take the risk. You can take the guesswork out of the entire process by hiring a handyman to do the job. That way, you can feel confident that the job has been done correctly and that you won’t run into some stinky problems down the road.
Being the first point of contact from the rain, wind, and sun, our roofs are sure to suffer some wear and tear during their lifetimes. Leaks, damaged gutters, and missing shingles are just some of the everyday damages that we see on a regular basis. Working on roofs and ladders can be hazardous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Hiring a handyman means that you don’t have to risk seriously hurting yourself and others, and will also provide you with some peace of mind.
Working with cement can be a sticky and messy affair for the uninitiated. However, concrete is an essential part of many home repairs – for example, for pathway repairs or slab repairs. If the idea of working with concrete seems a bit daunting to you, you should definitely consider hiring a handyman to perform these kinds of basic concreting tasks. Even if you’re a confident DIYer, hiring a handyman is still a good option if you don’t want to risk spending extra time and money down the road fixing a botched concrete job.
Build a Deck or Pergola
Pergolas and decks are a great way of adding space and value to your property. However, don’t be mistaken: building a deck or pergola is not an easy task. You’ll have to consider things like permits and building codes, and you’ll also have to be completely confident in its structural integrity. For these jobs, we always recommend calling in a professional so that you can be sure that you haven’t put yourself or anyone else in harm’s way.
Replace a Water Heater
If you’ve found yourself fighting for warm water recently, it might be a good time to check if your water heater needs replacing. If you leave a faulty water heater unchecked for too long, you could soon run into some more serious issues than lukewarm showers – for example, flooding and leaks. A competent handyman will be able to perform basic plumbing tasks around your home, including replacing a heating element in a water heater or installing a new water heater.
Walls and other painted surfaces are prone to scuffing and fading over time, so these surfaces do require steady maintenance every now and then. These kinds of odd jobs aren’t usually time sensitive, so the chances of them never getting completed are quite high. Rather than needlessly procrastinating these minor tasks, you can tick them off your to-do list now by hiring a handyman to do the job on your behalf.
Not only are chipped, cracked, and smashed tiles unsightly, they also run the risk of letting in moisture that can, in turn, cause significant damage to your floors. Aside from this, regrouting is another important maintenance task that will contribute to the lifespan of your tiles. These tasks, although time consuming, are important and shouldn’t be left unchecked for too long. If you’re finding it difficult to set aside time to complete these maintenance and repair tasks, it might be time to call in your local handyman.
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