As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about fall home maintenance. Completing repairs and maintenance tasks that help prepare and protect your home during the winter is critical. Things like gutter cleaning, sealing windows, checking the exterior and making interior repairs are something a handyman service can help with.
Madaflo Craftman in Edmonton is a professional handyman company. Here are some things they can help you with this fall:
Caulking inside and out
Once the cold weather sets in outside and the furnace kicks on, you don’t want to lose that hot air. If you have air leaks, caulking around interior windows and doors will help reduce those drafts. However, old caulking must first be removed before new caulking can be placed, which a handyman can quickly handle.
Inside the home, caulking is necessary around sinks, in the shower, and along countertops. If your existing caulking has gaps, is peeling or cracking, those areas are susceptible to water damage. A handyman can remove the old caulking and apply new. They’ll ensure it’s done flawlessly and protect those areas from moisture.
Patch up the drywall
Seasonal drywall cracks can occur when temperature changes, such as humidity, cause the wall to expand and drywall contract. It’s important to address those repairs before the winter sets in and causes more problems. Aside from not being aesthetic, big cracks can cause chips in the paint and invite space for moisture and mould growth. Those holes can also create gaps for hot air to escape and cold air to get in. A handyman can handle the repairs and ensure your home is protected and sealed for the winter.
Clean the eavestroughs
Clearing out your eavestrough of any leaves or debris is especially important before the snow starts falling. Failing to clear the eavestroughs can cause the water and debris to freeze and damage your gutters. Also, if you get a build-up in the eavestroughs, it can prevent snow and water from running off the roof. As the water pools, it seeps into the roof instead and causes costly water damage to the interior. A handyman has the right tools and experience to safely clean the eavestrough to ensure your home has proper drainage this winter and next spring. If any minor repairs are needed, they can also take care of that.
Handyman Services in Edmonton
When it comes to home improvement projects with a quality touch, Madaflo Craftman provides just that. From complete home improvement, kitchen and bathroom renovations, deck and patio construction, home repairs and maintenance, they can help.