Being a homeowner, you know you can turn to HomeStars for everything from small appliance repairs to large-scale renovations. While you might be familiar with our common categories, you may not be aware of our more specialized services. Whether you want to install a water filtration system or need your piano fine-tuned, you can turn to HomeStars to help you find a local, community-reviewed pro. Check out these five lesser-known categories on HomeStars before you start your next project.
1. Piano Moving and Tuning
Pianos can come in many different shapes and sizes but the one thing they all have in common is how heavy and delicate they are to move. This is why any good pianist will recommend that you hire a professional moving company that specializes in piano moving. Whether you’re moving your entire house, or just need the piano moved, you can connect with local piano movers on HomeStars and get quotes.
According to our experts, they recommend having your piano tuned about a month after moving. This is so that your piano has the chance to adjust to the new home’s humidity levels. To avoid playing off-key, you can schedule a tuning appointment with the same piano moving company to return in about 4 weeks’ time.
2. Computer Repairs and Support
Computers are now a standard item in most households and just like our other appliances, our computers can break down and need servicing. Luckily, the same place you go to connect with an appliance repair specialist can also connect you with a computer repairs pro. Computers are meant to make our lives easier, not harder. If your computer is giving you grief, be sure to book an appointment with a pro. Don’t worry, you can easily access HomeStars from your mobile device if your computer isn’t able to connect to your WiFi or even turn on!
3. Home Office Renovation
Over the past year, we’ve seen kitchens, bedrooms, basements and any spare nook in the house being turned into home offices. If you’re thinking about investing in a more permanent solution to your lack of office space, you’ll want to connect with a team of pros who specialize in this project.
If you already have office space but aren’t using it to its full potential, a pro can also help you with this. Take the time to invest in your home office so you can be more productive while working from home. While you wait to connect with a pro, check out this article for some tips on making any WFH space more enjoyable.
4. Home Automation
Products like Amazon’s Alex or Google Home are considered the entry-level into home automation. But did you know that you could be using these gadgets to control certain aspects of your home? For example, with the help of a home automation specialist, you can control your lights or starting your coffee machine all with your voice. Functions like this make home automation a great option for those living with physical disabilities who may find certain household tasks challenging.
Additionally, being able to voice control certain elements of your home cuts back on touching these items. As we’re all being more cautious about high-touch surfaces, integrating home automation is a way to keep things hands-free. Not only will this simplify your life when your hands are full, but it can also make guests feel more comfortable in your home knowing that there are fewer germs being spread around.
5. Water Filtration and Purification
While tap water in Canada is regarded as generally safe to drink, it’s always best to filter your drinking water. This is especially important if you live in a densely populated area with frequent construction and high levels of pollution. Drinking unfiltered water can lead to health issues such as gastrointestinal and stomach illnesses. To avoid these, be sure to connect with a local water filtration specialist who can ensure the drinking water in your home is as safe as possible.
Which of these categories were you most surprised to learn about? You may be further surprised to learn that there are even more specialized categories on HomeStars waiting to be discovered. Remember, whether you need a pro for a major renovation, minor repair, or something more specialized, there’s a local pro on HomeStars ready to help you out.