Aah, the joy of homeownership! The feeling of independence, the freedom to express your style, and…the seemingly never-ending to-do list. Living in your own home has its pros and cons. Upkeep, most certainly comprises the latter of the two. With a fix-it list in hand it can be hard to nail down what should be done first. Here is part one of a two-part series on handyman services that you might want to consider for your home this year.
1. Leaky Plumbing and Outdated Hardware
Leaky plumbing is often a nuisance that seems likely to be a quick and easy repair, until you get started. Addressing concerns like low water pressure, a leaky faucet, or replacing outdated knobs is essential to keeping your home running in tip-top shape and should be done as soon as possible. Keeping up to date on minor plumbing issues around your home will help you avoid larger, more expensive plumbing projects in the future, or worse yet, expensive water damage repairs.
Often, these projects are not overly complex, however, they can be messy and time-consuming. That’s why working with a professional such as Gibson Home Services is recommended. Getting the job done right the first time will save you time, money, and headaches. We offer top quality handyman services to keep your home efficient, attractive, and comfortable.
2. Tile Replacement
Are you one of those homeowners who tries to hide damaged tiles by drawing the shower curtain closed when guests visit? If you answered ‘yes’, then it’s definitely time for you to address the problem. Durability and long-lasting visual appeal are the primary factors that have led to tile’s universal appeal, making it a preferred material by many homeowners, but when one or more become damaged, that visual appeal can quickly become an eyesore, a health hazard, and a catalyst to water damage. It’s easy for water to get trapped below the surface and become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold, as well as lead to damaging leaks. Damaged tiles are not the only issue that can arise – old and damaged grout can take away from the look of your tile and create a path for water to wreak havoc. Much of the tile damage, shower leaks, and ceiling water damage we encounter is attributed to a long-term lack of proper tile and grout maintenance, particularly, regular sealing of grout lines to prevent water intrusion.
Whether it is the shower, flooring, or kitchen backsplash, taking the time to replace and repair damaged tiles and grout can completely refresh a space and prevent costly water damage repairs. A professional handyman service can take care of this for you in a timely manner at an affordable price.
3. Fresh Coat of Paint
Adding a fresh coat of paint is possibly one of the easiest ways to spruce up your home quickly. It’s a simple process that has the power to completely change the look and feel of your home’s interior. When choosing a paint color, the top five questions to consider are:
- What do you envision as the final look?
- Would you like a bright space or a darker space?
- What colors will complement the furniture and décor in the room?
- Do you want to add any detailed work to the paint job?
- Do you have allergies, sensitivities or conditions such as asthma that would require the use of low VOC paints?
With these questions in mind, it’s worth noting that proper color choice can make a room look larger. To do this, look for light colors. As an experienced team offering handyman services across Virginia, we recommend getting a few paint samples to help you determine the best color options. One effective way to see how a color will look in a room is to apply each color you are considering, to separate small poster boards and attach them to the wall. This allows you to see a larger sampling of the color than the tiny swatches and also how the color will look under the lighting conditions in that room. With a bit of thought and planning, you can completely change the look of your space in as little as a day.
The list of potential home projects can be endless, however, taking the time to cross these three off your list will be well worth your time and investment. Nothing feels better than a home that looks good and is running in tip-top shape. Get started by contacting the friendly folks at Gibson Home Services by clicking here. Or you can call us directly at (540) 364-1200 to book handyman services for your home.
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