When someone says ‘hire a handyman’ you probably think of small tasks around your home that do not need a specialized licensed professional. These tasks range from painting a bedroom to assembling your furniture. Handyman services are jack of all trades and you can even hire them for your annual spring cleaning project! If professional cleaners in your area are busy or already booked for the season, you can hire a local handyman to get these popular spring cleaning tasks done.
1. Annual Yard Clean Up
Spring is the gardening season! As you come out of snowy winter, you need to clean up your yard in order to prepare it for all the gardening projects you are planning. A handyman can help you with your spring yard cleanup checklist in no time. This includes removing animal droppings from your yard, dead grass, debris, pinecones and leaves; preparing flower beds and fertilizing them; pest and weed control; shrub pruning and finally mulch removal. Instead of hiring a professional landscaper, you can simply enlist the help of a handyman for these weekend tasks.
2. Garage Cleaning
A garage is a dedicated place to park your vehicle, store tools, sports gear and other seasonal items. However, a garage becomes dumping ground over time for all the miscellaneous items in your house that you can’t find a suitable place for. Cleaning the garage can be a big task and you definitely need help in heavy lifting, storing, power washing the garage floor and fixing the storage shelves. It’s a time-consuming cleaning project which can go on forever if you’re not a cleaning expert. A handyman is the best choice to get your garage cleaned in no time. A handyman will help you remove junk, clean garage floors of engine oil, install or fix storage shelves for better organization and even paint the walls if required.
3. Gutters and Eavestroughs
As the snow starts to melt, your gutters and eavestroughs may get clogged with debris, dry leaves, animal droppings and nests. They are also the favourite residence of various rodents. As the spring begins, you should get them cleaned and fixed if you notice any damage. A handyman can help you clean the gutters and eavestroughs to avoid roof damage, weakened foundations, ruining landscape and basement flooding. As spring can be rainy, your gutters need to be cleared of any obstructions so the water can flow through without causing any damage.
Below are the average costs of gutter cleaning across different cities in Canada:
*Costs as of November 2020
4. Tile & Grout Cleaning
Tile and grout cleaning are always necessary but especially if you have toddlers and pets in the house. The space between two tiles can house a lot of debris, dirt and dust. Tiles in the bathroom can also accumulate mold. You can definitely hire a tile & grout cleaner but a handyman can also help you with this deep cleaning project.
Below are the average costs of tile & grout cleaning across different cities in Canada:
*Costs as of November 2020
5. Junk Removal
Any type of house cleaning ultimately leads to a lot of junk removal. A handyman can help you get rid of big furniture pieces, post-contruction clean up, getting rid of debris from a recent renovation project, etc. A handyman can also assist you with electronic disposal and dumpster rental. Make sure you talk about your specific requirements with the handyman before hiring.
If you’re looking to get your house deep cleaned by professional cleaners in Toronto, you can hire Military Maintenance Home Services or Sophanni Cleaning Services for the job. For any other small spring cleaning projects, get in touch with a local handyman by submitting a quote request here.