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Professional Home Improvement Services: 5 Home Repairs That Require A Handyman

Pinterest can be lots of fun to browse and use for inspiration, but it’s easy to get in over your head when your home improvement project involves technical trades skills. Using a qualified and insured, professional handyman or woman for all, or part, of your project can save you from big DIY headaches down the road.

No matter the size of the job, you can always rely on our expert general contacting service to complete the task at hand. Here are 5 of the most common projects that we recommend bringing in the experts for.

Avoid DIY Headaches With a Skilled Handyman

We have seen our fair share of projects gone bad. We have been called into more than a few DIY projects that didn’t turn out well, or after a less than reputable contractor leaves a job in a terrible state. Our team is made up of expert tradespeople who provide Handyman Services in between their larger projects, so you can rest assured these major mishaps don’t happen in your home.

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Many of the common mistakes we see on jobs that cost a fortune in the long run are:



Windows 

Our team has been called to many job sites for window rescues. Sometimes the windows show up and they are too small for the space cut. Other times the window openings are unable to accommodate the window, but also and to allow squaring, shimming, insulating, flashing material stack-up, joining materials and fasteners. Installing windows properly the first time will ensure you against water damage, mould, and drafts. Using a skilled trades person will save you from big headaches and large repair bills down the road.



Electrical Wiring

More than once we have been called in to save seemingly 'simple' electrical jobs. Changing light fixtures, adding light switches and sockets may seem easy enough, but you don’t want to play with electricity if you don’t know what you’re doing. Electrical projects can be extra complicated in older homes. We always recommend using a certified, and insured, Electrician for all your electrical wiring repairs and upgrades. No matter the size of the job having an experienced person completing your work will keep your home safe from fire hazards and future frustrations such as tripping breakers, and flickering lights.



Flooring

Flooring removal and installation can seem like a simple home improvement project, but the reality is there are many aspects to an expert floor installation that the inexperienced installer might miss.

A few things to consider are:

  • What will you do if there is damage underneath your old flooring?
  • How will you remove and reapply the baseboards?
  • How will you make cuts?
  • Where will you dispose of the waste?
  • Which direction will your planks face?

As always, the hope is that your new flooring install will be a seamless experience, but it is best to have an expert on the job in case something goes sideways. Also, when getting a flooring quote you want to know if it includes removal, disposal of old flooring, and baseboards.



Bathroom Renovations

Often changing out of toilets, sinks, showers, and tubs seem straightforward enough, but anytime you are dealing with water you want to make sure you are 100% confident the job is being done properly. If you have a leak behind the scenes you could be dealing with water damage, and mold, for years to come. Having a skilled general contractor running your bathroom renovation will ensure that the removal and demo is done safely and installation is completed properly and to code. As a final note, be sure to check if your tradesperson will clean up after themselves. You don't want to be left with a half finished bathroom and piles of garbage to deal with.



Roof Repairs

Much like bathrooms, ensuring your roof is repaired properly is an incredibly important job. Any amount of water that leaks through can cause thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars in damage down the road. Throw in the additional risk of working on a high sloped surface, makes roofing jobs best left to the professionals. Having your roof inspected, and maintained, annually will ensure you catch leaks, warped, and/or missing shingles long before they can cause major damage.

These seemingly simple home improvements may seem simpler than they are. At Skilled Help Now our expert General Contractor can ensure your handyman services and skilled trades work are completed with ease. Our motto is ‘no job too big, no job too small’. Contact us today to get an estimate for your home improvement project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team can look at your appliances and diagnose the issue. Often it is a wiring/connection issue that can be easily fixed. Unfortunately, many appliances are not made to last the long haul anymore. Often the repair will cost almost as much as a new one. You can also purchase refurbished appliances, but they are buyer beware and don’t often come with any warranty.

Absolutely! Hardwood is gorgeous and is amazingly resilient with a new finish. Our team will sand your hardwood floors with an orbital sander, vacuum and wipe down all dust, and apply your chosen stain evenly and in thin coats. If you want to save costs you can do the vacuuming and wipe down yourself to save on the labour costs.

A couple of ways we can fix a drafty door are to replace weather stripping and by installing a storm door. Screen doors/storm doors are a simple and affordable way to stop the draft and beautify your front stoop.

The Only Call You Need to Make For Your Home Renovation Needs

Finding a skilled, trustworthy and professional General Contractor to take care of all your renovations- big and small can be tricky. We have a team of certified and screened trades who can take care of anything on your ‘to-do’ list including odd jobs, electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry all the way up to a full home renovation.

Our decades of general contracting experience allows us to connect you with certified professionals who will get your home improvement projects done with expert craftmanship. Get in touch now to get an estimate, learn about your renovation financing options, and our insured, licensed and warrantied team.

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