Home Maintenance Tasks That You Should Leave To The Professionals

Written by Cinthia Delle

DIY home maintenance is a favorite activity among millions of people, including retired homeowners. According to a study, more than 60 percent of homeowners started a DIY home project last year. Moreover, 81 percent said that having more time on their hands allowed them to look after their homes to create a safe and comfortable environment. Doing DIY projects during your retirement can be a productive way to pass the time. However, there are some tasks that are best left to the experts, since these take training, expertise, and the right tools to complete. To get the best results, leave these home maintenance tasks to the professionals.

Water heater repair or replacement

Having access to hot water is important during your retirement years: you’ll need it everyday for showers, relaxing and soothing hot baths, and various household chores. Most water heaters run for years without problems, but once your heater starts making strange noises or if you’re getting rusty water from the tap, it may be high time to repair or replace it. Don’t attempt to do this on your own – it’s always better to call an expert to do this task, as they can ensure that your whole system is running and functioning better. Most technicians have a fast response time depending on the weather and location, but keep in mind how busy services may be at peak periods. Organizing winter water heater repair Greenwood IN may take longer than in Marana AZ due to climatic differences, for instance.

Tree trimming and removal

Simple landscaping jobs, such as pulling weeds, keeping the lawn trimmed, and planting flower beds can be done by novice gardeners. But for significant projects such as tree trimming or removal, it’s best to call an expert to take care of things. Using a tree service is a safer option than choosing to do this type of home maintenance on your own, as professionals will have the right tools to remove branches or trees, and large-scale tree projects usually call for heavy machinery. Moreover, they can do the job without causing damage to your property. An expert tree service can also help you to groom your trees well to make them look better and healthier.

Roof maintenance

If your roof is leaking, don’t attempt to patch it up yourself. A professional roof repair contractor can do the job better since they have access to the best materials so that your repair lasts for a long time. They’re also more efficient, and they can recognize and predict other problems that can lead to roof damage in the future. More importantly, it’s a lot safer to let the experts do this job as accidents related to roof repairs are highly common, especially among seniors and retirees.

Being on top of home maintenance allows you to save money on repair costs and prevent hassles in the long run, but keep in mind that you don’t have to do everything yourself. To keep safe and get the best results, hire a professional to do the maintenance tasks mentioned above, and enjoy your retirement in a safe and comfortable home. 

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About LoveBeingRetired

Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World On Retirement and his personal blog Retirement – Only the Beginning. He has authored three books: "Are you just existing and calling it a life?"; "I want to retire! Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be"; and " Navigating the Retirement Jungle". Dave was also a contributing writer for the books 65 Things to do when you Retire (“Positive Aging – Old is the New Young”) as well as 65 Things to do when you Retire – TRAVEL (“Travel to Discover your Family Heritage”). He lives in sunny California with his wife, his Boston Terrier "Frank" and a passion for the San Jose Sharks.