Cleaning your gutters isn’t too hard, but climbing ladders and roofs poses certain hazards. Many homeowners choose to skip the risk altogether, and hire out the job. This is one of the most commonly done handyman projects. A handyman can also identify loose gutters, clogs, and other maintenance concerns that could potentially cause roof leaks.
If you’ve ever laid a tile floor or installed a backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, you know that it’s easy to make mistakes and ruin the aesthetic appeal of your project. Tiling also often requires special tools. Skip the hassle altogether and delegate it to a professional.
Painting is a huge project. Though most opt for DIY, it’s nice to turn the project over to an expert. Consider how much time you’ll save by letting someone else handle the taping, priming, trim work, and clean-up!
Repairing a deck isn’t easy, and carpentry especially requires a certain level of craftsmanship and expertise. A team can quickly accomplish the repair or construction of a deck or patio. All you have to worry about is planning a fabulous backyard BBQ for your new outdoor space.
It’s no surprise that electrical home improvements made our list of common handyman projects. Electrical wiring isn’t just complicated, it can also be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Electric shock and electrical fires are just two of the many risks associated with this non-DIY-friendly task.
Carpet, laminate, and hardwood flooring installation requires specialized tools, not to mention that it’s time-consuming if you don’t know the tricks of the trade. While flooring installations are definitely possible to DIY, most homeowners pass the job along to a handyman.
Some of us aren’t handy with a plunger, let alone with major plumbing maintenance issues. Almost everyone knows that when the drains get sluggish, it’s time to call in a technician who knows the ropes. The same goes for larger renovation projects. Whether you need a shower installed in your new master bathroom or a replacement faucet for your kitchen sink, the process goes much more smoothly with help from a professional.
Window installation is another project typically left to the experts. Windows need to be perfectly aligned so all the moving parts work, and well-sealed to keep everything in place. Investing in a great window installation can also help you save on energy bills during hot and cold seasons.
Patching a dent or a few nail holes is one thing, but what do you do when you need to replace significantly damaged drywall? If you don’t feel like mudding, taping, spackling, and touch-up painting, put it on your handyman projects list.
We’ve all seen the home remodeling shows where homeowners take a sledgehammer to their walls to make room for new improvements. But before you go knocking down drywall, it might be best to sit down with a professional first. A professional can help plan the renovation to make sure you’re not damaging the structural integrity of your home, and give an estimate for the whole project.