It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to roll up your sleeves and put some work into undoing all the damage winter does to homes, inside and out. But while you may be able to handle some scrubbing on your own, you might find that some tasks relating not only to your home’s look, but its durability, can be better handled by professional handyman repair services. Here are three examples of spring cleaning tasks it’s worth hiring out:
- Caulk and Grout Sealing
Caulking and grout are intended to prevent moisture from seeping under seams or between tiles and causing damage. But both lose their integrity over time. Re-caulking and sealing grout are both tasks that can be done in a single day by an experienced worker (or even half-day, depending on the scope of the project), but would likely take you much longer. If you see peeling caulk or staining on your grout, that’s a sign it’s time to have a professional in.
- Cleaning Out Gutters
Making sure your gutters and downspouts are cleared will help your home to weather spring rains without water damage. If you live in an area with severe winter weather, you may want to combine this task with a roof inspection in case any shingles have been damaged over the past few months. It’s a much better investment in the long run to do some basic repairs now than to wait for those damaged shingles to turn into a major leak. (And since your roofing warranty may require regular professional inspections, this is a good time of year to get in the habit of scheduling one anyway).
- Patching and Painting
Winter is hard on all external surfaces, including siding and doors. Handyman repair services can send out someone to do any patching or repairs that are needed. And if you’re hoping to spruce up your curb appeal with a minimal investment, then having your siding power-washed and a fresh coat of paint put on the door is a single-weekend project easily and affordably handled by a handyman.
How else might handyman repair services help you take your spring cleaning to the next level without costing a fortune? Share your ideas in the comments.