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Home Repairs: Reasons to Call a Handyman

home repairs often mean getting on a ladder

Homeowners might tackle home repairs two or three times a year and that’s great. A handyman is doing home repairs around 200 days a year, which is why they’ve got the tools and experience to get things done quickly and with quality.

If you buy a new home, your builder’s warranty should cover repairs during the first year but after that you’re like every other owner, responsible for home maintenance and … sadly, your house doesn’t come with an owners manual.

Most homeowners don’t enjoy doing home repairs, and we understand that often it’s as simple as not enough time. There are... 

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Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home

fall maintenance includes cleaning gutters

The leaves are starting to turn color which means it’s time to plan your fall maintenance strategy. We know you’re busy now, and life gets busier as the holidays approach. That’s why it’s a good idea to plan how you want to tackle your fall maintenance chores before winter arrives.

Remember that home maintenance is preventive just like going to the doctor for your annual checkup. When you focus on home maintenance you’re saving money because you’re reducing the need for repairs and extending the life of many home features which cost money and time to replace.

Fall Maintenance – What to Inspect... 

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Time for Caulking Windows & Doors?

caulking windows keeps water out

Most homeowners think about sinks and bathtubs when they hear someone talk about caulking. You might not realize caulking windows and doors is a great way to stop drafts in your home. It’s more common to leave exterior caulking to when you paint your home but reviewing and replacing exterior caulking to reduce your winter heating bills can be done at anytime.

We’ll use caulking windows to explain why caulking is important and then summarize other areas of your home’s where caulking can help stop air and water from entering your home.

How Caulking Windows Works

Think of your home’s exterior walls like... 

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Home Maintenance Can Save You Money

home maintenance requires the right tools & materials

Home maintenance isn’t as much fun as gardening or playing golf, but it’s important for homeowners to protect their investment in their home. What we all lack is enough time to have fun and relax, so maybe it’s time to hire a handyman to come quarterly and take care of your punchlist, much the way a cleaning service helps you keep your home clean.

We might be biased but we don’t understand why everyone things paying someone to clean is a great idea, but they’d rather do their own home maintenance? Your handyman will bring the right tools and basic materials... 

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Caulking Tips for Homeowners

caulking windows keeps water out

Caulking is a routine home maintenance job. It’s very important but there’s little to remind us when old caulking fails to keep the water out, or air is leaking and raising our utility bills. Caulking won’t stick like a door that’s difficult to close but it may crack or separate from the window it’s protecting, so it no longer provides an airtight seal against water, air, dust and insects.

That’s why we offer quarterly home maintenance checklists, to remind you about items that need ongoing maintenance and repairs. This spring you’ll easily spot the screens than have holes and need to... 

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Spring Checklist Helps You Maintain Your Investment

Wood decks require ongoing maintenance - cleaning, repairs & sealing/staining

Your home is a major investment so if you want to protect and maintain your investment you must consistently perform routine home maintenance. And as the temperatures rise, spring is an ideal time to evaluate your home and see where you can make repairs that will help you retain your home’s value. This spring checklist will help you keep track of necessary home repairs and may even identify what routine maintenance you’ve not considered.

Did you know that the average length of time you’re likely to spend in your home is 10+ years?  Consider this: if you bought a 10 year... 

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