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 Home Maintenance

As our lives become more hectic and the family unit becomes dual income with both parents off to work, time off becomes a more valuable commodity. The weekends and days off are meant for relaxing so you can mentally prepare yourself for the next busy and stressful week. The last thing you want to do is spend time under the sink fixing up plumbing, or cleaning out the air conditioning vents, and don’t forget the gutters need doing as well.

Fortunately, there are companies who understand the needs of the modern household and provide professional services to do all facets of home maintenance. Now, you can spend your time off indulging in more enjoyable pursuits.  Housekeepers are great for taking care of cleaning the bathroom, mopping the floor, and making the beds, but maintaining the infrastructure of the house requires a little more skill and expertise.

This is where a home maintenance company can take up the slack. With regular visits to your property, they can make sure the electrical, plumbing and air conditioning equipment is all in tip-top shape so you can enjoy your time off in comfort.

Home maintenance companies could be very specific in the services they offer or they may have a broad spectrum of specialties on the table. Many services are not much more than home handyman type services and this can be fine depending on the arrangement. Handymen can be quite proficient at a range of jobs but should probably not be utilized for the more specialized tasks such as electrical work. However, they can be an excellent resource when used correctly. By keeping an eye on things they can alert you to potential problems before they develop into expensive repair jobs.

Rather than hiring full time staff on the home maintenance company’s payroll, to cover every eventuality, it is sometimes more efficient for those companies to subcontract certain jobs. In these cases it would be wise to find out which subcontractors they hire on such occasions so you know that any work carried out is covered under insurance and is also legal.

When pricing services don’t be satisfied with a quote over the phone as every property is different. Phone quotes are notoriously inaccurate and generally not legally binding. Depending on what sort of services you are looking for, it is much more prudent for the home maintenance company to visit the premises and give an accurate quote from the start. Provilink makes this easy for you using the site visit option.