Have you ever stopped to think about how many times you’ve gone up and down your stairs? At a minimum, you’ll likely go up and down your staircase once per day, which equals 730 times per year. Make that twice a day, and your staircase is used 1460 times each year. Now quadruple that number for a family of four… you get the idea. Your stairs get a lot of use, so it’s only natural that they experience a lot of wear and tear. While those noisy stairs are a nuisance and those loose stair treads may even be a tripping hazard, you may be tempted to forgo investing in a Darien stair repair service until you have absolutely no other option. Unfortunately, the longer you ignore the issues, the more likely it becomes that repair will no longer be an option and you’ll need to have the entire thing replaced for a much higher price, or worse—you or a family member sustains a serious injury.
With the help of our Darien handyman team from Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County, your staircase can be repaired to restore its appearance and improve its safety. To arrange a free, noobligation in-person estimate for stair repair in Darien, CT, you can reach us by phone or by filling out our online contact form. Not sure if our Darien stair repair service is right for you? Take a look at our comprehensive guide that we’ve put together below to help answer all your questions.
When Should I Consider Stair Repair?
Maybe your stairway is looking a bit antique despite your home only being a couple of decades old, or maybe there’s a small creaking sound when you step on one of the treads, but it’s nothing major. You don’t need stair repair—right?
Whether you have major functional issues or minor cosmetic issues, stair repair is always a valid option. Small problems are preliminary warning signs you need stair repair. Some instances in which you should definitely consider repairs include:
- Creaky stairs
- Loose newel posts or handrails
- Wood rot
- Cracked or otherwise damaged treads
- Damaged balusters or railings
- Faded hardwood stairs
- Peeling paint
- Scuffs and scratches
- While planning a new flooring installation
For minor issues and major repairs, you can trust our service professionals to complete your Darien stair repair project according to code and with a high standard of workmanship.
How We Tackle Stair Repair in Darien, CT
Just like the wide range of services we offer, there are many different materials and designs used in residential and commercial stairways today. Stair repair in Darien, CT, generally involves repairing the following types and materials of staircases:
- Attic stairs
- Wooden stairs
- Concrete steps
- Tile flooring steps
- Vinyl steps
- Carpet steps And more
If you’re getting your flooring redone completely, you may wish to have your entire staircase replaced. Otherwise, we can repair individual steps as needed to preserve your existing staircase.
The tools required for stair repair vary depending on the type of repair required. When you call our handyman experts, they’ll arrive in uniform and on time in a branded vehicle loaded full of their tools. You can rest assured that they will have all the equipment needed to complete the repair so that you don’t have to worry about digging through your garage’s messy and perhaps neglected tool chest.
Step 1: Inspect And Diagnose
Stairs are made up of a myriad of parts, from treads and risers to newel posts and balusters. While some causes of issues are obvious (like gnaw marks on the edge of the treads that look suspiciously similar to the teeth marks left on your dog’s favorite chew toy), others will take a little more time to diagnose. One such problem that may not be immediately obvious is wood rot.
One of the most important things to know about wood rot is that it’s difficult to stop its spread once it’s begun. Stairs that are made from plywood and then covered with a material like carpet or vinyl may have wood rot going on beneath the surface. Solving this problem will be more complicated than simply fixing a loose tread board, but once we’ve determined how the rot has occurred, we’ll be able to create an action plan for repair.
Step 2: Conduct The Stair Repair
Now that we know what caused the issue, we can get started on repairing it. Because the types of repairs required will vary significantly from customer to customer, it’s difficult to provide specific information on what the process will look like. However, you can rely on your service professional to explain the scope of the problem, the pros and cons of different repair options and the timeframe and cost of the repair itself. Typically, you’ll find that we do the following types of repairs for these common issues:
If your stairs are pulling away from the wall in an open staircase, we may reattach them with a special type of bolts.
Creaking treads and risers are often the result of loosening joints. To fix this, we’ll hammer the corresponding carpentry back into place, as long as it’s still in good condition. Otherwise, we’ll replace them.
Loose balusters can be secured by inserting wedges, screws and/or adhesive into sockets. Cosmetic issues such as scuffs, scratches, dirty or peeling paint and faded stains may be repaired by sanding down and refinishing your steps.
Any visible work or gaps present following repairs can be hidden with caulk or trim. Our interior trim repair guide can help you determine whether adding some trim work to your staircase may be right for you.
Having options and a firm understanding of the steps that need to be taken will help you make the most informed decision. We want you to be fully comfortable with the plan of action before going forward. It’s your home, thus the final decision is yours, and yours alone.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Once we’ve fixed or eliminated the problem you were experiencing, we’ll test it out and walk you through the changes we made. We’ll do our best to provide you with all the information you may need, including aftercare tips, but we encourage you to ask us any remaining questions you may have at this point.
To finish up your service, we’ll ensure that we thoroughly clean up after ourselves so that your home is left in the same condition we found it—except for the improved staircase we’ll leave you with.
Handyman of Upper Fairfield County Is Different From The Rest
As a resident of Darien, CT, you’re just a stone’s throw away from two major cities: New York, NY and New Haven, CT. Thanks to this proximity, you have a myriad of options for handyman contractors in your area. With so many choices available to you, why then should you choose Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County for your service?
The difference between us and our competitors largely comes down to our unique core values of integrity, honesty and customer focus. We use these values to create a positive company culture not just in our interactions with our clients, but with our employees as well. By cultivating an environment in which everyone is treated with respect and honest communication, everyone feels supported and everyone thrives. This has enabled our talented service professionals, office administrators and managers to enthusiastically prioritize your satisfaction in everything we do.Some of the ways in which we ensure we not just meet but exceed our customers’ expectations are by:
Implementing a rigorous employee background check program during the hiring process Ensuring communication is clear, transparent and respectful Offering our Neighborly Done Right Promise, which includes a one-year workmanship warranty Putting on disposable boots before entering your home and thoroughly cleaning up after ourselves Showing up ready to work on-time Though our high customer reviews speak for themselves, we’re passionate about striving to be better all the time. Let us show you why so many residents of Darien choose us for all of their interior and exterior handyman needs.
Darien Stair Repair FAQs
Do You Provide Darien Stair Repair For Commercial Properties?
Absolutely! At Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County, we have tons of experience providing not just residential services, but repair, replacement and maintenance services for local business owners as well.
As a locally owned and operated franchise, we know just what it’s like to be driven by a passion to contribute to the community. If your exterior stairs are damaged, an elderly customer trying to visit your premises could end up injuring themselves. Though you surely have insurance to cover the expenses of such claims, insurance will not be able to help your local reputation recover. If you spot an issue with your commercial exterior or interior steps, contact us for Darien stair repair right away.
We can provide this service to a wide variety of commercial property types, including:
- Financial institutions such as banks
- Fine-dining restaurants and fast food restaurants
- Hotels, motels and B&Bs
- Healthcare facilities, such as doctor’s offices and hospitals
- Industrial buildings such as manufacturing plants
- Municipal and government buildings
- Corporate office buildings
- Retail spaces and shopping malls And more!
If you don’t see your industry on the above list, please feel free to reach out to us to find out how we can help you.
How Much Does Stair Repair In Darien Cost?
While we’d love to give you an estimate for stair repair in Darien right here and now, doing so is virtually impossible without knowing multiple things about your project, including:
- The problem you’re experiencing
- The size of your staircase
- The material of your staircase
- Any underlying foundational issues
- Supply chain shortages and interruptions
- Cost of labor at the time of service
Providing an estimated range isn’t likely to be helpful either. Recent statistics suggest that the average cost for a stair repair project in the United States is between $235 and $1,425. We doubt this estimated cost of repairs will assist you in planning your budget, but do you know what will? A free on-site consultation and estimate, provided by yours truly.
Can I Do A Stair Repair Myself?
This largely depends on the type of repair that is needed. Creaky steps and loose rails should not be attempted on your own without advanced carpentry knowledge. Our professional team has an average of 10 years of experience in carpentry, thus they are highly qualified to fix your stairs properly.
If your stairs need a cosmetic fix, such as repainting or refinishing, you may be able to attempt this project on your own. Keep in mind that unless you have lots of experience in this area, your work is unlikely to look professionally done. If having a professional appearance for putting your home on the market down the line or satisfying your desire for perfection is important to you, skip the DIY project and call in our team to get the job done right the first time.
For Expert Darien Stair Repair Services, Get In Touch With Us Today!
Did you know that, in addition to Darien, we provide professional handyman service to residents across the Upper Fairfield County region, including Stamford and Danbury? Our mission is to provide top-quality, reliable and professional handyman services to all those without our service area. As the cost of living increases, so too does it become important that you spend your hardearned cash on services that have a guaranteed return. Thanks to our workmanship guarantee, we fit the bill.
If you’re ready to get started on your Darien stair repair project, give us a phone call today and we’ll be more than happy to answer any remaining questions you may have or schedule you for an appointment at a time that is convenient to you. Alternatively, you may fill out our online service request form, and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.