While there are some spring cleaning jobs you can do by yourself – such as cleaning out the closets – there are others that are best left to the professionals. These are 3 handyman jobs to make your spring cleaning a breeze:
JOB #1: Gutter Cleaning
Gutter cleaning sounds like the type of job you might be able to do yourself – it’s just cleaning out some leaves, right? However, there’s a lot more to gutter cleaning than just clearing out debris. There’s also the matter of getting up on your roof and inspecting the area for possible damage. If you live in a heavily wooded or rural area, you’ll be surprised at what you can find up there!
Moreover, a handyman will be able to install gutter guards – typically wire mesh – to prevent future debris from building up in your gutters. In addition, a handyman will be able to make any adjustments to your gutter downspout. One of the most common problems for homeowners is having water from the gutters pour out too close to the home’s foundation, leading to structural problems later.
JOB #2: Plumbing repairs
While you’ll want to hire a contractor for any major plumbing installations, it’s typically more cost effective to hire a handyman to make minor plumbing fixes. This might include installing new fixtures, repairing a leaky faucet, fixing a leaky pipe or unclogging a particularly nasty drain.
Spring is the best time to make sure that all of your plumbing is working correctly. After a particularly cold winter, there’s always the risk that some of your plumbing may have been damaged. Hiring a handyman can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your plumbing is ready for the spring.
JOB #3: Painting projects
When it comes to hiring a handyman, it’s best to think in terms of highly defined projects that can be completed within a few hours. That’s why painting projects make such a great match for handymen. They are particularly skilled at patching up drywall, painting walls in a specific room of the house, or making some exterior paint repairs (e.g. your garage door that needs a new coat of paint).
Of course, if you’re thinking of repainting your whole house, you may need to hire a contractor with a full team. However, say that you’re expecting a new baby in the spring – you could hire a handyman to paint the walls of the nursery blue or pink. Or, say that you are thinking of converting your basement into a game room for the kids or a workout area – you could also hire a handyman to paint the walls for you.
The best part about hiring a handyman (or handywoman!) to complete all of your spring cleaning jobs is that they can complete these tasks faster and more efficiently than you could, even if you had your whole family chip in to help. That frees you up to really enjoy the fresh spring air while your home is being fixed up.