The start of a new season is the perfect time to tackle all the projects you’ve been putting off. Winter is a particularly harsh season on our homes which means spring is an especially busy time for home improvement projects. If you could use some extra help checking off your spring cleaning and project list, enlist the help of a handyman. Not only will they be able to take care of the tasks you don’t want to do, but they’ll also be able to get them done in half the time. Save time and hire a handyman to help you with these 8 spring home projects.
1. Preventative Waterproofing
You know how the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. While those showers are great for flower beds, they can be detrimental to our homes. To ensure you’re not left with a wet basement, have a handyman seal any foundational cracks where water could seep in. Even a small amount of water leaking in overtime can cause mold growth in your basement. When left untreated you could end up with a major problem on your hands. Have a handyman repair these cracks now so there’s less chance of issues in the future. If your home requires more extensive waterproofing, you can always connect with pros who specialize in this task.
2. Clean Out Gutters
Now that you’re thinking about preventing water damage, the next task to tackle is your gutters with a clean. Over the winter, your gutters will have become full fallen leaves, snow, and other debris. When your gutters are clogged, they cannot properly divert water away from your home. An easy solution is to have your handyman clean them out for you. They can also make any minor repairs necessary. This way you won’t have to worry about rainwater coming down the side of your house and onto your (freshly sealed) foundation.
3. Roof Repairs
Roofs take on a lot of damage, especially during the cold winter months. Shingles can become old and brittle and can crack and fly away. When this happens, your roof has exposed spots that are susceptible to those April showers. Have a handyman repair any missing or damaged shingles on your roof. Small preventative measures will help extend the life of your roof. If you find your roof is beyond repair and needs to be replaced, you can always call in a roof specialist.
4. Fence Fix Up
As the weather begins to warm up and the ground starts to thaw, you may notice a shift in your fence. Leaning, loose or missing posts are a clear sign winter got the best of your fence. Luckily, if the damage is not too extensive a handyman can easily repair your fence for you. If your fence is structurally sound and just needs some TLC, a handyman can also stain or paint your fence. If winter was too harsh and you find you need a new fence altogether, you may want to enlist the help of a fence installation company.
5. Add New Trends
Looking to incorporate the latest trends in your kitchen or bathroom? A handyman can take care of that for you in no time. Since most handymen charge by the hour, a great money saving tip is to group together multiple small tasks to be taken care of in one day. Your handyman can do multiple simple updates like adding a fresh coat of paint, new backsplash or tiles, updated lighting and plumbing fixtures. You might be surprised by how these small updates can completely transform your kitchen or bathroom in no time.
6. Plumbing Tweaks
Do you have an annoying leaky faucet that you keep forgetting to fix? With every drop not only are you wasting water, but you’re also wasting money. Did you know that a tap that drips six drops a minute will lose approximately 1200 litres of water a year? That’s equivalent to seven bathtubs worth! Just think about all the money and water being wasted daily. If you’re having a handyman come by for another task, fixing any small plumbing issues is a great task to have them tackle as well.
7. Painting and Staining Projects
You know all those little painting projects you’ve been planning to do forever but keep putting off? Have a handyman take care of them once and for all. From repainting a dresser to adding an accent wall, paint is an easy and inexpensive way to completely transform a room or a piece of furniture. A handyman can also take care of restaining your fence or deck. Restaining and resealing should be done once a year to properly maintain your fence and deck. Group these projects together and have a handyman take care of them for you in one weekend.
8. Appliance Repair
While you have a handyman over, you might as well fix those annoying appliances that just aren’t working right. A handyman can help fix your broken dryer or finicky fridge. No task is too small for a handyman to attempt to fix, but some problems can be too involved. If your handyman finds that your appliance requires more than a simple fix, your best bet is to contact an appliance repair specialist.
With so much to do around the house this spring, it’s likely you’ll need a little help getting it all done. Enlist the help of a handyman and see how many of your projects they can accomplish in no time. With your to-do list done, the only problem you’ll have is deciding to what to do with all your free time.
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Article Updated June 14, 2022.