Feb 03 , 2017
Top 10 Common Handyman Projects from House Doctors
Ever feel like home improvement is never-ending? The average homeowner has 22 items on their to-do list, and once you add in all the prep time and clean-up that goes along with home improvement, it’s easy to see why tackling the list can be a daunting task. Many homeowners choose the DIY route, but for larger projects, it never hurts to have an expert’s help. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top 10 most common handyman projects that House Doctors handles on a daily basis. Check out the list below to see how our team can help accomplish your home projects.
1) Gutter Repair & Cleaning
Cleaning your gutters isn’t too hard, but climbing ladders and roofs poses certain hazards. Many homeowners choose to skip the risk altogether, and hire out the job. A handyman can also identify loose gutters, clogs, and other maintenance concerns that could potentially cause roof leaks.
2) Tile Installation
If you’ve ever laid a tile floor or installed a backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, you know that it’s easy to make mistakes and ruin the aesthetic appeal of your project. Tiling also often requires special tools. Skip the hassle altogether and delegate it to a professional.
Painting is a huge project. Though most opt for DIY, it’s nice to turn the project over to an expert. Consider how much time you’ll save by letting someone else handle the taping, priming, trim work, and clean-up!
4) Deck Construction & Repair
Repairing a deck isn’t easy, and carpentry especially requires a certain level of craftsmanship and expertise. A team can quickly accomplish the repair or construction of a deck or patio. All you have to worry about is planning a fabulous backyard BBQ for your new outdoor space.
5) Electrical Wiring
It’s no surprise that electrical home improvements made our list of common handyman projects. Electrical wiring isn’t just complicated, it can also be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Electric shock and electrical fires are just two of the many risks associated with this non-DIY-friendly task.
Carpet, laminate, and hardwood flooring installation requires specialized tools, not to mention that it’s time-consuming if you don’t know the tricks of the trade. While flooring installations are definitely possible to DIY, most homeowners pass the job along to a handyman.
7) Plumbing & Bathroom Remodeling
Some of us aren’t handy with a plunger, let alone with major plumbing maintenance issues. Almost everyone knows that when the drains get sluggish, it’s time to call in a technician who knows the ropes. The same goes for larger renovation projects. Whether you need a shower installed in your new master bathroom or a replacement faucet for your kitchen sink, the process goes much more smoothly with help from a professional.
8) Installing Windows
Window installation is another project typically left to the experts.Windows need to be perfectly aligned so all the moving parts work, and well-sealed to keep everything in place. Investing in a great window installation can also help you save on energy bills during hot and cold seasons.
9) Drywall Repair
Patching a dent or a few nail holes is one thing, but what do you do when you need to replace significantly damaged drywall? If you don’t feel like mudding, taping, spackling, and touch-up painting, put it on your handyman projects list.
10) Renovation Demolition
We’ve all seen the home remodeling shows where homeowners take a sledgehammer to their walls to make room for new improvements. But before you go knocking down drywall, it might be best to sit down with a professional first. A professional can help plan the renovation to make sure you’re not damaging the structural integrity of your home, and give an estimate for the whole project.
Ready to get the ball rolling on your next home improvement project? Contact House Doctors today to learn more about the handyman projects offered to homeowners in your area. Our customer service representatives will match you with the right technician for the job!