During the coldest months of the year, your pipes at risk of freezing. The real risk of your pipes freezing is that the water trapped inside of them will expand, causing the pipes to burst. In fact, burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damages during the winter and can cost upwards of $5,000 to fix.

  Your faucet is one of those household objects that you take its everyday functionality for granted. You forget to appreciate it until it’s incessantly dripping, leaking, or even spraying water across the room when you attempt to turn it on. It often feels like your faucet begins leaking with absolutely no prompting, as if one day it simply decided to stop functioning properly. This is rarely, if ever, the case. There are many actions and a lot of time leading up to your faucet actually beginning to leak and drip.

The general population has a love/hate relationship with wallpaper. Some people love it, and some people hate it, and there’s rarely an in between. For some people, moving into a home that already has wallpaper, can be a deal breaker. The idea of tackling the task of painstakingly removing the wallpaper, is daunting. The good news is, wallpaper isn’t permanent. The process to remove the wallpaper may be difficult, but not impossible.

No one wants to think about the possibility of needing a fire extinguisher in their home. Everyone always thinks that nothing bad could happen to them or in their home. Some people feel like preparing for a disaster is welcoming the disaster to happen, or admitting that it’s possible that they could experience a fire in their home. However, being prepared for bad situations just helps you minimize the damage in the event of having a fire or small disaster occur inside your home.

Winter can be an incredibly difficult time for your home. The harsh elements of a snowy winter can be quite destructive for anyone’s property (especially when it decides to snow here, in Utah). For this reason, it is important to be vigilant and keep an eye out for winter-caused destruction around your home. Many winter-related damages are the type of things that only get worse, the longer you wait to deal with them. Here are some common winter home damages to look out for...

The start of the holiday season means a lot of different things. It means turkey dinners with cranberry sauce, shiny presents with big bows, and snuggling up with loved ones while sipping hot chocolate. There are so many things to enjoy about the holidays. It definitely puts a damper on the holidays if you suddenly find yourself unable to properly enjoy them because suddenly little things keep going wrong around the house. Things break and need repaired, and that’s normal! Make sure you’re prepared this winter season, and have a handyman come and make sure your home is cozy and ready for the holidays.

Now that we are approaching winter, and the temperatures are starting to drop, it’s time to get your home ready for the harsher conditions. One thing that homeowners should try to do before winter arrives is get their furnaced tuned and repaired (if it does need repairs). A well-functioning furnace will save you money in energy costs and heat your home more efficiently. Ideally, though, you shouldn’t try to conduct any of your furnace repairs on your own. Here are some reasons you should leave the furnace fixes to the handyman...

You might think that it’s a little early to be thinking about winter preparation, but when it comes to house maintenance, the sooner it’s done, the better. Weather during the fall and winter can be extremely taxing on your home. Additionally, even the most minor repairs and maintenance can be very difficult to take care of when there’s snow and ice around, whether you’re taking care of it yourself or hiring a handyman.

When there’s a hole in the wall, a problem with the locks on the door, or a badly-running furnace, we easily see the signs. However, electrical problems can be a little more sneaky. After all, the wires themselves are hidden behind walls (hopefully,) and we can easily miss early signs of danger. It could be that a circuit is overloaded, water is dripping in from a leaky pipe, or even that wires are being tampered with by mice.