Part of the financial commitment homeownership involves requires keeping it in good shape on an ongoing basis. Some of the best handyman advice many homeowners receive is to stay on top of routine maintenance, whether it’s undertaking easy tasks or tackling more complex projects indoors and out.
Neglecting home maintenance can lead to bigger problems in the future. While painting a room or caulking a window is a fairly easy process, turning to a skilled handyman for the projects where you have less experience, skills, or lack the tools makes sense because:
- The job will get done faster. Many home improvement projects disrupt daily living. When you have no water, power or heat due to an issue at home, it can be a major inconvenience. But if you hire a handyman, you can avoid the delay in repairs by hiring a professional that will get the job done as quickly as possible.
- Materials usually cost less. Professional handymen often purchase materials at a discount because they’re able to buy at wholesale costs. You can also trust the handyman advice regarding the materials and products you need because they know the best ones to use for durability and dependability based on their knowledge and experience.
- They use the right tools. Contractors invest in tools that simplify projects and assure you that you’ll have professional results.
- Home improvement professionals know the building codes. Two of the most critical components of your home that deal with safety include its wiring and plumbing, both of which are covered under building codes. As part of licensing, contractors must demonstrate their competence with both. Having an unlicensed or inexperienced person make changes to wiring or plumbing can result in serious damage to your home and a risk to your family’s safety. Wiring, especially, poses safety risks. Plumbing problems from do-it-yourself changes or repairs can cost more in the long run than hiring a professional to complete the job.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of handyman advice and find expertise for your next project, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, serving greater Cincinnati homeowners since 1910.
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.