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Friday, November 21st, 2014 by Kirstie Imprescia
The New Year is almost upon us and that Honey-Do list that a lot of homeowners have just keeps getting longer. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we all settle back into our daily routines and quickly forget those little jobs that needed to be done around our homes. For some of us, just finding the time to take out the trash can sometimes be daunting. When faced with the task of accomplishing a whole list of things that need your attention, many people find it hopeless. As a result, we tend to just deal with annoyances like a door that sticks, windows that won’t stay open, loose railings or leaking plumbing.
Outside of your home, little things such as clogged gutters, a broken window shutter or a screen door that won’t stay closed are all minor things, that while they don’t take a lot of experience to fix, that do take time to fix. If left unattended they could eventually lead to some bigger and potentially more serious problems. The same can be said for those small jobs inside your home that often get placed on the back burner. The gaps will allow the conditioned air to leak outside your home, thus causing your utility bills to rise. Keeping your home in tip-top shape will protect your investment, save you some money and preserve your peace of mind.
Sometimes a homeowner thinks a temporary solution is the best option because it’s the more convenient one. This is similar to putting a band-aide over a cut that you really should get stitches for. A great example of this type of a solution is when you have a porch with a case of wood rot. If you have a front or back porch where the posts have begun to rot, a homeowner would probably just remove the posts and install new ones. A professional handyman would know that it’s best to prime and paint both sides of the replacement wood before installing. In doing so, you can prevent the same thing from happening again. The smart way is to just fix the problem the right way the first time with a professional contractor who knows what they’re doing.