What Being a Homeowner Entails

Owning a home isn’t as easy as just paying the mortgage, there are things that come along with it. Whether it’s having a mold problem, needing your home painted, or maybe there are rooms in your house that are dated and require a renovation. Below are a few services you may require when owning a home.

General Contractor – Home Remodeling & Renovation

A renovation means you’re repairing or restoring an existing structure, replacing the old with the new. If your house feels a little old-fashioned, then a renovation can give it a fresh new look. Remodeling means you’re changing the structure or form of something, for example, changing the appearance of your bathroom. If you want to add more space in your kitchen or want to put up a wall to create a new room, then you would be remodeling because you’re updating your home’s functionality. Home additions whether it’s converting to an open floor plan, changing configuration of a kitchen or bathroom, or digging out a basement are all extensive projects that are best left to an experienced remodeling company. It’s important to know the difference of the two so you can accurately communicate with your contractor what changes you want made to your home.
Interior Remodeling & Contractors

Painter

A house painter is responsible for the painting of your house whether it’s exterior or interior. The purpose of painting your home would be to improve the aesthetic of the home, or to protect it from damage by water, insects, mold and more. There are a few things to consider when having your home painted, such as the finish of your paint, which will have a major impact on your walls. If you decide to go with a gloss or satin finish, it will hold up better to touching and can be cleaned easily, unlike going with a matte-like finish which will not clean as well. You might also want to try samples first by purchasing sample pints, it will help you judge how a color will look on a larger area better than a swatch can provide.

Mold Inspector & Remediator

Molds are very common in homes and will grow anywhere indoors where there is moisture. The most common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria. Some ways to prevent mold from growing in your home is by preventing moisture with proper ventilation, monitor humidity indoors, direct water away from home, dry wet areas immediately, and identify problem areas in your home and correct them. When hiring a professional to inspect and get rid of any molds in your home, it’s important that you let them know of any leaks, floods or any other moisture problems you’ve had in your home.
Home Painter

HVAC Technician

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. The HVAC system may also be responsible for providing fresh outdoor air to dilute interior airborne contaminants such as odors from occupants, volatile organic compounds emitted from interior furnishings, chemicals used for cleaning, etc. You should contact a HVAC technician when having problems or questions with regards to your air conditioning, heating, and more.

Electrician

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.

Do you still have questions about home services you might need in the future? Here are a few topics you may be interested in.