Top 12 Projects You Might Want To Hire A Keller Handyman Company For

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Take a look around your home. Can you easily make an endless list of projects that need to get done?

Maybe you haven’t done your home improvement projects because you don’t have the time or because you don’t know where to start. You may have already figured out that either big or small, certain projects require the help of a professional.

Keep reading to find out about the top 12 projects that would be better left to a Keller handyman company, guaranteeing you that they’ll get the job done the right way!

Benefits of Hiring a Handyman

If you're wondering "What's a handyman?," keep reading. So before we dive into the various projects that you should hire a handyman for, it’s important to know the benefits of a handyman.

A handyman has a lot of experience working with houses and repairing homes, and he will come with his own tools and equipment. But an independent contractor will be licensed in a specific area and will be insured for that specific type of work.

The flexibility a handyman can provide will help you to get many jobs done at once. A handyman does not have the same licensing as a contractor and will not be limited to one specific type of task. A handyman is also typically less expensive than a contractor due to the difference in hourly rates.

So before deciding between the two, take a look at the size of your job and think about the below scenarios to see if a handyman is right for you!

1. Mold Prevention

The first thing on our list with hiring a Keller Handyman Company has to do with the removal of hazardous material, like mold, asbestos and lead. This is because these are dangerous substances that can be difficult to remove without making the issue worse.

Asbestos in particular becomes more dangerous when it isn’t handled the right way. If during the removal process, you accidentally turn the asbestos into dust, this can be ingested and cause your body a lot of harm. A professional handyman will be able to use tools and experience to remove this and minimize any damage.

If you’ve noticed mold in your bathroom or wet basement area, this can also be harmful to your health. Plus, if you have an older home, you might have an issue with lead being present. A handyman will be able to resolve these issues in a professional manner.

2. Foundation Work or Restoration Work

If you’re living in an older home, there are many common foundational issues that may come up. Having a proper foundation is essential for the stability of your house.

Have you started to notice that your floors are uneven and there are cracks in the drywall? This could indicate an uneven foundation that will become a bigger problem over time.

Also, take note of cracks that you see both in the interior and exterior areas. Large exterior cracks especially can indicate a foundational issue.

If you are seeing any signs of a foundational problem, this should be handled by a professional. You will want to rest easy knowing that the structure of your home is in good condition.

3. Plumbing Repair

Not all work needed by a professional is a huge project, even small plumbing work can be better suited for a handyman. Something as seemingly simple as replacing a faucet can go awry if you aren’t skilled.

These types of jobs are best left to a handyman. Other plumbing repairs might be a broken sink, replacing a toilet or checking out a leak.

4. Pest Control or Infestations

Whether you have a small ant problem or an infestation of cockroaches, relying on a handyman can help you permanently resolve the pest problems in your home. Have you found termites in your bathroom or mice in your basement?

Pests are a big problem in your home, a professional can also help find out where they’re accessing your home. Sealing up any holes and using caulk to remove entry points can keep pests out for good.

5. Major Remodeling and Additions on Your Home

Are you looking to remodel your bathroom and install a new tub? Or maybe you want a new look for your kitchen and are replacing the counter, floors, or cabinets.

Remodeling projects can take a lot of time and money, and doing it yourself may not always be the best way to go. Whatever your remodeling needs are, a Keller Handyman can assist you with knowledge and expertise to get the job done right.

This way, if you run into problems during your project or you start to lose steam, you can ensure it’ll still be finished and look professional.

6. Deck and Patio Construction

Have you been dreaming about adding a new deck or patio, but you’re not sure how to get the job done? Having a place that you can enjoy outside is a summer must, and it also increases the value of your home.

If you do have a deck, the maintenance can sometimes be left to the wayside, and this causes damage. It’s important that it’s re-stained and sealed every 3-4 years. By hiring a handyman to help, you can protect the wood from moisture and save yourself money from having to replace your deck.

When re-staining, it’s super important to not go overboard with power washing and to avoid applying stain to wood that has already rotted. These mistakes are easily avoided with an expert by your side.

7. Installing New Windows

Do you think your windows might need to be replaced? There are several signs that you can look out for to determine if you need new windows.

If you see panes having moisture on them, and the exteriors are chipped, then it might be time for new windows. Also, if you have trouble easily opening and closing them, that would be another indication.

You can contact our handyman service, both for the window replacement and to determine if you need new windows. Assessing the structure and effectiveness of your current windows is important both to keep your home safe and possibly save you money on energy costs.

Installing windows by using a pro will ensure that they fit properly and you’re trapping air inside your home. Windows themselves can be costly, so it’s important to not waste that money by installing them incorrectly yourself.

Replacing your windows can also increase your property value and spruce up your home! The cost of replacement will depend on the size and type of window, as well as the location of the windows in your home.

8. Winter Preparation

Getting ready for the holiday season can be exhausting, between lifting heavy boxes and putting lights on a roof. Did you know that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission tracked more than 1,700 Christmas-related injuries between 2011 and 2015?

By using our handyman services, you can avoid strenuous and potentially dangerous work, and enjoy the festive season with family. We are able to assist with adding lights to your roofline, doorway, and any other architectural areas of your home. We can also assist with any other decorations both inside and outside the home, like wreaths, flood lights, and tree decorations.

Also, snow removal is a great service to call our experts to do for you. Removing ice and snow can be both dangerous and time-consuming. So if you’ve been hit with an unexpected storm, give us a call to safely clear your driveway and surrounding space. This will make the home safer for the whole family.

9. Repairing Your Home for Sale

Preparing your home to sell usually means fixing it up to increase the value. A professional handyman is perfect for this task, as he will be able to spruce up the interior and exterior of your home.

Cracks in your ceiling and walls can make your home’s structure look unstable. Also, if the damage to your ceiling was due to plumbing, you likely also have soggy drywall that needs to be replaced.

In general, professional drywall repair can help with regular wear and tear to help your house look better than ever. If you also have any holes from drywall anchors, and other nails that you may have used to hang pictures, patching this up will help increase your home’s look and value.

Your exterior may also need a facelift, so take a look at any missing shingles and peeling paint. Also, loose siding and unkempt lawns can cause issues. A handyman can help with all of these tasks and can assess what else you might want to improve.

10. Moving to a New Home

On the flip side of preparing your home for sale, moving to a new home comes with it’s own set of tasks. To start, furniture assembly for your living room and dining room can be a long and difficult process. Hiring professionals can help you to do it quickly and effectively, especially if the assembly involves tools that you may not have in your new home.

Picture hanging is another task you may want assistance with, so your frames don’t look crooked, or end up falling to the floor. Especially if you’re mounting a heavy item like a mirror, it’s important that it’s done with the right hardware and expertise so it doesn’t break. Keeping pictures level and secure will make you feel right at home in your new space.

You may also want to consider a custom mantel and bookshelves. Mantels can add a lot of warmth to your living room and are a great place to add frames above your fireplace. Custom bookshelves can offer the same value and allow you to create a custom look.

Along with a custom mantel, mounting your TV adds to the overall style of your living room! But the mounting process can be difficult and can damage your TV if it isn’t done correctly. A handyman will also make sure it’s both level and secure.

11. Paint Jobs

Take a look around your home’s interior and think about the spots where the paint is severely chipping. Crown molding and trim painting can be a challenge to do on your own but can add an elegant touch to any room. Hire a handyman to refresh your crown molding, so you won’t have to worry about the hassle.

Also, furniture painting and staining can enhance the look of your current tables and chairs. Or if you are buying furniture second-hand, this can make it look brand new.

Door painting is another job a handyman can assist with, especially if you plan to paint every door in your home. This can be time-consuming and require a lot of tools, so it’s better done with assistance.

12. Garage Repairs and Door Installation

A garage door is a critical part of your home since it allows entrance and can protect your cars. If you’ve been thinking about installing an automatic garage door and opener, it’s important that this is done correctly.

Also, garage door weather stripping is an important task that some homeowners neglect. This can help you keep your garage at a reasonable temperature by installing weather stripping inside of your garage. We can help you trap warm air inside during the cold winter months.

The interior of your garage also deserves some love. So if you have a lot of clutter and lack organization, reach out to us for our garage storage services. We can help get your space in working order so you can really utilize your garage.

Learn When It’s Best to Hire the Keller Handyman Company for Your Next Home Project

By hiring a professional from Keller Handyman Company to complete any of the tasks listed above, you can be sure that someone with knowledge and experience is working to get the job done right. Having professional help can be invaluable in sprucing up your home.

Contact us today to talk through your project list and request our services!