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Home Repair 101: 7 Top Services

One of the greatest joys of being a Nashville homeowner is that you finally have a place that's entirely your own. No more worrying about putting holes in the wall to hang up paintings or wishing you could redo the floors–only to have your rental agreement disallow it. Not to mention, a home is an excellent way to build equity and invest in your future. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks too — like that unending list of home repair chores.

While renovating your home and making it just how you want it reaps fantastic benefits, it's also a lot of hard work. And, even if you aren't planning on renovating any time soon, all homes require significant maintenance to stay in tip-top condition. Luckily, you still don’t have to do that yourself.

For help with minor repairs to major remodels, put your trust in an expert handyman team like Mr. Handyman of E. Nashville and Hendersonville. Our expert technicians can assist with many types of home repair services. We guarantee we’ll get the job done right the first time. Our versatile team can provide a wide range of services. You could also benefit from exceptional service for the jobs we often get asked to complete throughout homes in Nashville and the surrounding areas.

1. Gutter Cleaning Service

Regular gutter cleaning is one of the most important basic home repair tasks for Nashville homeowners. We advise scheduling a gutter cleaning service at least twice a year to ensure the system works properly. Ideal times are once in the fall, and once in the spring. This ensures your gutters are clear all year round.

Why is it important to clean out your gutters regularly, you might ask? Gutters are imperative for ushering rainwater away from your home's foundation. If the gutters are clogged, rainwater will have nowhere to go but over the edge of your eaves. This can cause devastating damage, such as:

  • Damaging siding and your home's foundation

  • Flooding gardens and landscaping

  • Flooding your basement and/or attic

  • Causing mold, wood rot and mildew to develop

  • Enabling pests to build nests and breed

Since cleaning out your gutters can be dangerous, especially because it requires use of a ladder, we recommend hiring a qualified technician to take care of this unpleasant task for you. Professional gutter cleaning is definitely one of the best home repair services in Nashville.

2. Bathroom Repair Services

The bathroom is an area of your home that receives a lot of foot traffic and fairly constant use. So, it makes sense that it's part of your home that will demand a little TLC every now and then to stay looking and functioning at its best. Besides, no one enjoys spending time in a dingy, dilapidated, or uncomfortable bathroom!

There are many different ways our team can help improve the appearance and function of your bathroom. Which is why it’s such a popular home repair service area. Two areas we're commonly asked to help with are:

Tile Repair & Replacement

Tiles tend to take up a lot of real estate in the bathroom. When you have a broken or damaged tile, it's important to fix it right away. Not only could the damage get worse if left unattended, but it might also enable water to seep into your drywall or subfloor. That could cause devastating issues with wood rot and water damage.

Fixture Replacement

Whether you want to install a better-flushing toilet or replace your current shower head with an energy efficient model, our team will swiftly and correctly swap out fixtures so you can enjoy your updated bathroom.

3. Common Deck Repairs

Decks require fairly routine maintenance to maintain their longevity and to prevent issues from worsening. This is especially true if you have a wood deck. While most wood decks are built to last between 10 and 30 years, the degree of maintenance they receive makes a big difference in their life span. To help keep your deck in great condition, our team can help with:

Deck Stain

Regularly staining and painting your deck not only helps it to look nice, but also prevents water damage. When wood gets damp, it's an ideal place for wood rot to spore. A natural fungus, wood rot will eat away at your deck until the structure is no longer sound.

Weather Sealing

Just like how it's important to upkeep your deck's stain or paint, it's also important to weatherproof/seal it annually. This will also help prevent water damage from taking a toll, as well as block UV rays and prevent the sun from breaking down the wood.

4. Drywall Repair & Installation Service

Most of your home's walls are made out of drywall. This material has numerous benefits: it’s lightweight, easy to install with the help of a professional and is even resistant to fires. Drywall is made out of two paper boards that sandwich a lining of gypsum—a sulfate mineral that is non-combustible, giving drywall its unique properties.

Yet, despite these many pros, a major con of drywall is that it gets damaged quite easily. During the time you live in your Nashville home, you'll likely experience putting a hole or two in the drywall, whether through hanging shelves and paintings or through general wear and tear. The good news is, we’re ready to professionally assist with any repair or installation that may be necessary to restore your home’s integrity.

5. Door Repair & Installation Service

Like anything else in your home, your doors receive a lot of use. Constant opening and closing, as well as the occasional slam, all highlight the need for a professional tune-up. A team like us will fix and install a wide range of doors, including:

  • Deck & patio door repair

  • Front & garage doors

  • Storm & porch doors

  • Closet doors

  • Shower doors

  • Dog doors

  • And more!

We also assist with a variety of door repairs, including:

  • Sticking

  • Squeaking

  • Air leaks

  • Damaged jambs

  • Rotting/soft wood

  • Broken locks

  • Screen repairs

  • And more!

6. Kitchen Repair Services

Like the bathroom, your kitchen is often an area of your home that requires frequent maintenance. Why? Because so much happens in it! The kitchen is a place where you entertain friends and family, cook dinner and maybe even work. Naturally, it will need some work to keep it in tip-top shape. Common repairs needed in the kitchen include:

  • Cabinet finish, staining & painting

  • Tile repair & replacement

  • Fan & light fixture replacement

  • Sink replacement

  • And more!

Also, if you want to update your kitchen, our team of pros will help with that too! We're happy to bring your dream kitchen to life, and have the versatility, years of experience and skills to do so.

7. Vinyl Siding Repair Service

One of the most common siding varieties in Nashville, vinyl, is typically a fairly low-maintenance material. Vinyl siding repair is most common after severe storms in Nashville, however, there are a few additional instances where it may need to be repaired:

  • Accidents: If a storm knocked over a tree or a vehicle went through the side of your home, even durable vinyl siding will need to be replaced.

  • Fading: Most modern vinyl is equipped with UV-protectants but may still fade if exposed to sunlight for years on end.

  • Buckling and Warping: Vinyl needs to be installed with a small amount of space between it and your home's exterior walls. This is because it expands and contracts as temperatures change. If installed incorrectly, the vinyl will buckle and warp as it has no room to move.

Do You Need Home Repair Experts?

Are you ready to check-off all the to-dos on your home repair list? Whether you know your home needs some serious TLC or you just have a couple tasks to get done, the pros at Mr. Handyman of E. Nashville and Hendersonville are the team for the job. Each of our talented technicians has years of experience working in the trades, and many specialize in areas like drywall repair, carpentry, and remodeling. We're honored to bring our excellent work ethic and skills to many homes throughout the Nashville area, including in Old Hickory, Ridgetop and Whites Creek—to name a few.

To book an appointment with one of our outstanding technicians today, or to learn more about our full range of services, we invite you to give us a call at 615-551-4653. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your future home repairs!