As property owners ourselves, we understand the importance of indoor and outdoor repairs and how a preventative maintenance plan can protect your home’s value. But there is more to that. We believe that every property owner needs a professional, reliable handyman. Granite City, IL is in good hands with Mr. Handyman who only hires highly trained and experienced service professionals who have passed their background checks and drug screens. Moreover, they are local experts with an average of ten years of experience working in the trades. Property maintenance and repairs are second nature to our Granite City handyman team.
Whether you own an average family-size home or a small local business building, with a little help from a qualified handyman, Granite City, IL property owners will get the peace of mind knowing that Mr. Handyman’s highly dependable team has them covered!
With an average of 42 inches of rain every year, Granite City is certainly not blessed with good weather. Precipitation combined with strong winds is probably one of the worst things a homeowner can experience, so it’s essential to ensure you have a healthy exterior drainage system to protect your roofline, attic, and foundation.
Clogged gutters can lead to a series of problems and costly repairs. While many new builds have upgraded to seamless gutters that are known to never leak and some even to never clog, the vast majority of residential homes rely heavily on existing sectional gutters, which are the most standard types of gutters that require regular maintenance, such as gutter cleaning.
Signs You Need Gutter Cleaning:
- Leaky gutters
- Sagging sections
- Peeling paint
- Water stains on siding
- Moisture damage in attic
- Musty smells and mold growth
- Bad indoor air quality
- Pest infestation
- Deteriorated attic insulation
- Basement flood
- Clogged downspout pipes
Regular cleaning and inspection services will go a long way in preventing water damage and so will minor gutter repair services. Feel free to ask your local Granite City handyman about protective gutter guard systems to minimize leaves and debris accumulation.
Pressure or power washing is a typical outdoor maintenance task that our service technicians complete on a regular basis. It’s a common spring cleaning duty to help wash off any winter remnants, grime, and dirt to prepare your outdoor living space for the summer. Whether you have oil stains or tire marks on your concrete driveway or garage floors or mildew on your wooden deck or fence, pressure washing can eliminate stubborn stains and kill any unwanted bacteria on your property, especially when combined with a good-quality enzymatic cleaning solution.
The Small Difference Between Pressure Washing and Power Washing
While pressure washers vary in size and psi levels, it’s also important to note that regular pressure washers utilize high-pressure cold water, whereas power washers use heated water to better get rid of tough oil stains that have seeped underneath concrete.
Feel free to ask your Granite City handyman what they use and what they believe is the best psi level to use for cleaning. Our service technicians always complete a detailed surface inspection first before they move on to pressure washing. It may happen that a surface area needs repair first before the cleaning process.
Deck Maintenance and Inspection
After a long wet winter, it’s imperative that homeowners in Granite City thoroughly inspect their outdoor systems which include their decks. For the safety of your family, we highly recommend that you check your deck boards, railing stability and deck stairs. More importantly, check the surrounding soil for erosion and ensure your deck footings are stable.
While the entire deck structure may be in decent condition, we recommend getting a second opinion from a professional handyman. Granite City, IL homeowners can benefit greatly from their maintenance services which include sanding the edges, filling cracks with wood fillers, followed by resealing the surface. Whether you have pressure-treated wood or natural cedar, resealing is an important process of protecting your wood’s structural integrity and preventing wood rot damage.
If you do experience any repair needs, you can count on your Granite City handyman for efficient deck repairs.