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Maintenance  /  August 9, 2022

When Do You Need a Handyman?

Jobs a handyman can help with

If you own a home, you may have wondered from time to time whether or not there is a handyman near me. You may have also wondered what kinds of work they will and will not do or when you should hire a contractor, plumber, or electrician instead. While some homeowners enjoy taking on minor repair projects themselves, there are many instances when hiring someone else is the better option. Here are a few cases where calling a handyman would be a good idea. 

To Install Shelving

Many people attempt to install shelving themselves, thinking that it is an easy weekend project. However, many things can go wrong when putting in shelves if you are not trained to do so. Some common mistakes that homeowners make include:

  • Installing multiple shelves at uneven heights leads to a disjointed appearance in the room
  • Placing the shelf in a less than ideal location, such as over or too close to an electrical outlet
  • Putting in one shelf crooked, causing books or whatever else you place on the rack to roll to one side 
  • Failing to put in enough screws to keep the shelf securely on the wall 
  • Pounding too hard and causing an unnecessary gash in the wall 

Avoid having to take out and reinstall a shelf multiple times by having the job done right in the first place by a trained Scarborough handyman. 

To Assist With Odd Jobs

The term “odd jobs” consists of the many things done around a house to make the living space more enjoyable. Some odd jobs that a handyman may help with are:

  • Assembling furniture
  • Putting in appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers
  • Hanging pictures on the walls
  • Completing small plumbing repairs
  • Laying wallpaper
  • Repairing locks on doors

A handyman is a perfect contact if you are not confident in your abilities to do these jobs around your residence. If you have any questions about what an individual handyman can do for your home, call and ask. 

To Clean Gutters

Cleaning gutters is, by nature, a hazardous job because more often than not it involves climbing a ladder and working on the roof. Someone trained and experienced in this type of work, such as a handyman, can safely and thoroughly clean your gutters. Typical times to clean your gutters include at the end of autumn after dead leaves have fallen or after a major storm when tree branches and other debris may have gotten into the gutters. 

Having clean gutters helps protect your roof by ensuring that water drains properly from the roof. If a gutter blockage causes water to overflow, this can damage the roof as well as the interior walls and ceiling of your home. Dirty gutters are also an attractive hiding spot for pests such as mice, ants, and squirrels. A handyman can also help repair any existing minor damage that they might find while performing this task.

To Assemble Furniture

As with installing shelving, many people attempt to assemble pieces of furniture by themselves. However, if you have a large or complicated piece of furniture, it is helpful to have assistance or to leave the entire job to someone more experienced. Furniture assembly is the perfect opportunity to call a handyman. A handyman can assemble items such as:

  • Entertainment centers
  • Beds
  • Large bookcases
  • Cabinets
  • Coffee tables

A handyman will be able to piece together these furniture items much more efficiently than the average homeowner. If you need a handyman, do not hesitate to contact the friendly and professional employees at Handyman Connection today. We provide a wide variety of services to homeowners and take pride in our quality work.

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