Almost everyone knows that when your home has a serious problem, the best solution isn’t usually to pick up your tools and try to fix it yourself. Not only can this lead to making the issue worse, but it could also lead to serious injury. That’s the last thing you want to have to worry about. So when you’ve got a problem with your pipes or your faucets, people know to call a plumber. An annoying light fixture? Call an electrician. Broken air conditioner? Call an HVAC specialist. However, what about those jobs which aren’t covered by these types of contractors? There are plenty of other things which could go wrong with your home—who do you call to make sure they get done right?
The answer is simple: a handyman. A handyman is a highly-skilled professional who can help with these various other types of jobs and ensure that they get done right. They offer professional craftsmanship and are often up to date on building codes, safety regulations, and other rules that need to be followed when getting work done on your home.
Here are just a few examples of some jobs that you can leave to a handyman.
Drywall is the term for the surface of your walls which you can visibly see. Beneath your drywall lies your wall’s structure, which is usually a wooden frame with insulation installed between them. Drywall gives your walls that finished look, makes them give you privacy, and even gives you the ability to decorate your walls as you see fit. However, drywall isn’t the most durable material. In fact, even small impacts can put holes in it. You may also have to tear into your drywall to get at something like a plumbing leak or an electrical issue.
A handyman can help you with drywall repairs that restore your walls to their best condition. Whether it’s an accidental hole from a difficult impact or a plumbing emergency required a significant hole in your wall, a handyman can make sure your replacement is installed properly, durable, and even hidden so there are no signs that the damage ever even happened. Handymen can even help with drywall hanging. If you’re completely renovating a room, you may need to replace all or a large chunk of the drywall in there. This involves hanging drywall for the first time—a job that is immensely difficult for the average person.
Nobody likes cleaning the gutters on their rooftop. However, this important chore helps make sure your roof doesn’t sustain any serious damage. Over the course of an average season, your roof could be pelted with thousands of gallons of water, and all that water is going to flow down into your gutters. If the water can’t escape due to a dirty gutter, the weight of that water could pull the gutter straight off your roof and damage it. It could also damage your foundation, ruin your landscaping, and so much more.
A handyman can get up on a ladder and clean out these gutters to make sure the dirt and debris which create gutter blockages are cleared away. We strongly recommend having this service done at least once a year to ensure your gutters remain clear and your home stays protected.
Painting is labor-intensive work. Reaching those higher-up areas is a real nuisance sometimes, and making sure you have a good, even coat on your walls is important for that professionally-done look. Any streaks or drips could lead to imperfections in wall texture or change the color just enough to the point where it sticks out like a sore thumb. If you want to avoid it, let a handyman handle your painting needs. Handymen are also great for handling those difficult painting jobs, such as painting around chair rails or crown molding. If you want to make sure your painting is done right, leave it to a handyman.
There’s a big difference between professional tile installation and amateur handiwork. Ensuring that all of your tiles are even, oriented properly, patterns are right, and that your tiles are properly waterproofed and sealed is an extremely difficult and labor-intensive job. However, a skilled handyman can take care of it for you. Whether it’s a tile flooring, tile backsplash in your kitchen, or even tile in a shower or bathroom sink, make sure that you trust a professional to get it done right. You’ll be glad you did when you get a chance to witness the beauty and durability of the final product.
For help with these and many other household repair and installation needs, pick up the phone and call the team at Roby Services at (704) 753-7754 today!