10 Best Services for Hiring a Contractor

More and more of us are working remotely these days, meaning that we have even more time to take care of all the home maintenance projects we never seemed to have time for before.

There are plenty of tasks you can DIY, but when it comes to a few household jobs, you’re better off hiring a contractor than taking it on yourself. Professional contractors are well-trained and experienced in complex and dangerous home maintenance services, and they have the right equipment for each job, so it will be taken care of quickly and effectively.

Although you may be up for a challenge, Need Contractor highly recommends trusting these 10 services to a professional.

DON’T DIY, HIRE THESE PROS!

Gutter Cleaning

Climbing a ladder to reach every nook and cranny of your gutters is time consuming, dangerous, and nasty work. And once the gutters are cleaned out, you have to dispose of the debris.

A bonus of hiring a contractor for gutter cleaning is that they can check for damages and signs of aging in your gutters and roof while they are up there.

Pressure Washing

There’s nothing that compares to the way your home looks when it is freshly pressure washed. A professional can pressure wash your home, walkways, and decks in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it.

Also, they will be extra careful not to damage your landscaping or any other soft surfaces.

Mold Remediation

Mold in the shower or on some forgotten food in the fridge isn’t too dangerous to dispose of. You can just wrap up moldy food and toss it out, or wipe down hard surfaces with cleaner and then disinfectant to remove mold.

But on any other surface in your home, mold is extremely dangerous, especially when you try to remove it. When you scrub a mold colony, microscopic spores are released into the air again (the same way they got there), and you are in danger of breathing them in.

Mold remediation specialists have protective gear that prevents them from breathing in mold while cleaning it, and they also know how to prevent mold from spreading all over your home.

Appliance Repair

All those tiny parts. Making sure you know the correct model. It’s enough to make you want to throw out the whole appliance.

Appliance repair specialists are extensively trained and knowledgeable about all makes and models of appliances, including smart home appliances, gas, electric, and convection styles. Trust appliance repairmen with the patience and skill to do the repair right the first time so you lose as little time as possible with a broken appliance.

Tree Removal

The bottom line here is that tree removal can be deadly. Contractors who cut down and remove trees for a living are specifically trained to cut trees off power lines safely and to remove even very large trees in manageable pieces that won’t fall and damage more property in the process.

A tree removal service can quickly yet safely get a fallen tree off your roof or vehicle, and they can advise you about whether a dead or dying tree should be cut so it won’t cause any damage in the future.

Wildlife Removal

Skunks, birds, squirrels, reptiles, opossums, and many more animals are attracted to residential areas because of dwindling habitats, the promise of a guaranteed meal, or shelter for themselves and their young.

Wildlife removal isn’t as easy as shooing an animal away. Wild animals will scratch, fight and bite in an effort to protect themselves and their young, or to simply get away from you. Professional wildlife removal teams can get rid of any animal safely and guarantee that it won’t come back.

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is an exact science. You can’t use too much or too little soap. Too much or too little water. Drying times need to be calculated.

Doing it yourself can result in soured or stiff carpet. Worst case scenario, you’ll leave too much water behind and develop mold in your carpet.
Call a professional carpet cleaner once a year, and you’ll fall in love with the way your carpet feels and smells brand new!

Installing Light Fixtures

Fans and light fixtures are pretty easy to install, but they are exhausting because all the work has to be done with your arms directly over your head. Even if you feel competent to install one or a house full of light fixtures, it’s probably worth your money to hire out this time-consuming task.

We’d even recommend hiring a contractor or handyman to change hard-to-reach lightbulbs. If you have vaulted ceilings or sconces over a staircase, you definitely know what we’re talking about!

Painting

Some homeowners love to take on painting projects, but others absolutely dread it. If that’s you, then this one is a no-brainer.

But even if you love to paint, or at the very least don’t mind doing it, you’d probably be surprised at how affordable it can be to hire a professional painter. Not to mention that they can provide amazing results in a fraction of the time.

Plumbing

Plumbing repairs and renovations are just too important to wing it. If you have a leak or some other plumbing problem, don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber.

Letting a plumbing issue go for too long can result in severe home damages and mold in the inner workings of your home, just to name a couple of worst-case situations.

The same goes for home renovations. If you are adding a sink in the bathroom, installing a dishwasher or garbage disposal or moving a shower or tub, spend the extra money on a contractor so that you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the plumbing for your new bathroom is sound.

You may view these tasks as simple, not worth calling a contractor for, but for the amount of time you’ll get to enjoy during and after the work is done, they are well worth trusting a professional!