One of the fun things about owning your home is the satisfaction that comes with making improvements by yourself. Sometimes, though, do-it-yourself techniques just won’t cut it, and we need a little extra help. This is usually where your good ol’ hubby comes in. This Father’s Day, give your man a break and give your honey-do list to your community. All you need to do is check on GetAssist to see who near you has the handyman expertise you seek.
Here are 6 projects where hiring a handyman can be quite…handy!
1. Installing insulation
Insulation is uncomfortable to deal with. It’s itchy; it works its way into the weave of your clothes and shoes. There’s also the matter of energy efficiency to consider. A handyman will know exactly how much insulation is needed to save you money on your electric bill.
2. Fixing a leaky faucet
A leaky faucet can cost you a lot of money in wasted water and, if the leak is located along the pipe, it can damage flooring and cabinets. A handyman has the tools to fix leaks quickly.
New tile can make your bathroom or kitchen look amazing. Hiring a handyman will ensure that tiles are laid symmetrically, and that caulk is properly applied. Since tile is often a focal point in a home, you want it to be as beautiful as possible.
4. Electrical wiring
Ever go to flip on a light switch and realise that up is down and down is up? Chances are the wires were installed incorrectly. Most homeowners don’t have training in electrical circuitry and therefore, hiring a handyman makes sense for your budget, safety and frustration levels.
This is one of those projects where you can do it yourself as most home improvement stores will rent you the necessary equipment. However, it’s harder than it looks. Controlling the stream of high-powered water can wreak havoc on your hands if you’re not used to manual labour. You also have to be incredibly precise about how quickly you move the wand back and forth and how close you hold it to your deck or siding – if you’re not consistent, the surface will be marked with spots and lines.
2. Tree and limb cutting
Small trees or low-lying limbs are often easy to cut yourself and may only require a handsaw. Larger trees and limbs, however, may require equipment that you don’t have, such as chainsaws and ladders. A handyman will have this equipment, as well as the expertise to safely cut down trees and limbs on your property.
These are just a few of the projects where hiring a handyman is beneficial to your home (and your marriage!). Have you ever asked your online community for help hiring a handyman? What projects have you hired a handyman for?
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