Emergency Home Repairs

Emergency Home Repairs

Emergency home repairs can be a terrifying, stressful experience. If they demand immediate attention, knowing who to call can save considerable time and stress. One of the best traits of a Handyman is they can help with numerous problems. They can assist with plumbing, HVAC, general carpentry and so much more.  

What Home Repairs Count As An Emergency?

Sometimes it can be difficult to discern what counts as a simple home problem or an emergency. Make sure to keep an eye out for any of these emergencies, as they can be costly if ignored: 

Leaking or Freezing Pipes

In cold weather, pipes can burst and begin to leak causing a drop in pressure. This cause flooded basements and lost possessions. If the pipe is located higher up in the house the water can then leak and damage every floor below.

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks indicate that your home is suffering from insulation damage, mold growth, and even structural damage. It can start with a few missing shingles or some aggressive Squirrels and Raccoons. However that breach can quickly grow and cause other problems that will be more expensive to fix.

Broken Water Heater

If your water runs cold when you turn on the shower, it could be a broken water heater. While toilets can still flush and water can be boiled, this tends to be a comfort most can’t live without.  

Clogged/Overflowing Toilets

While an overflowing toilet may seem like a once-in-a-while occurrence it could be a sign of larger issues. Main drainage pipes if clogged can back up and cause recurring headaches. With the rise of cleansing wipes this is becoming more common.

Gas Leaks

Gas leaks are considered emergencies. No need to wait and see. The first thing you should do is evacuate your house, then call your gas company and the local fire department. As a preventative measure, ensure that you schedule regular inspections.

Furnace Issues

During cold, bitter winter months, if your furnace stops working, it can be considered an emergency. Broken furnaces can leak deadly amounts of carbon monoxide in worst-case scenarios. In addition, they can pose risks to your health through exposure to cold weather conditions and cause your energy bills to spike.

Broken HVAC Unit

A broken HVAC unit can lead to a stuffy, hot home and, depending on the conditions you face during those summer months, potentially lead to heat stroke. A broken AC unit can also pose a fire hazard if the electrical parts are not properly maintained and replaced regularly. 

Fire/Electrical Hazards

Extensive electrical problems throughout the home, such as lights flickering, damaged wires, dead electrical outlets, and popping sounds coming from an outlet, could put your home at risk of an electrical fire. 

Cracked Windows

Windows help keep out the elements, but when there’s a storm or some other severe weather, cracks in your windows can cause mold to enter your home, water damage to the surrounding area, and prevent your home from regulating temperature, which can lead to higher energy bills. 

Signs of Mold

Any signs of pests and mold should be treated as soon as possible, as they can affect respiratory health. Over time mold can make your home hazardous to your health especially for young people, elderly and people with asthma.

Why Choose A Handyman For Emergency Home Repairs

Any home emergency should be repaired immediately, whether a cracked window or a leaky faucet. While specialists can provide those services well, it can hurt your finances, especially if the damage requires significant repairs. In these cases, handymen are a viable solution for emergency home repairs. 

Handymen are versatile professionals who work in home maintenance and improvement. They’re considered the go-to option for home repairs and other tasks that require experience and work with a wide set of skills to help their clients, making them valuable assets for homeowners. In the face of emergencies, handymen are the best solution to whatever issue you’re facing as they’re considered: 

  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a handyman is considered a cost-effective solution, even in the face of fixing the problem yourself. This is due to their experience handling a wide range of home repair scenarios and the training to repair issues correctly without the risks of further damage. 
  • Timely: In some cases, hiring a handyman will provide a timely arrival, especially if you’re facing a leaking pipe, broken water heater, or malfunctioning air conditioner. In emergencies, they’ll be able to arrive and correct the problem when you need them most. 
  • Resourceful: Most handymen have a wide selection of tools and resources available and can arrive with the right equipment needed to fix the problem in an emergency. 

Always Get The Best Person For The Job

It’s important to note that not all handymen will be qualified to handle every emergency service. Some problems, such as HVAC, electrical, gas, and plumbing problems, will need qualified specialists. They will be licensed under your province’s jurisdiction.

Prevent Home Emergencies Through Star Handyman Today

At Star Handyman, our specialists can help repair your home and tackle any challenge you face. Our handymen are available 24/7, 365 days a year, for those throughout the Toronto area, no matter the time of year. If you’d like to learn more about our handyman services, contact us today by calling 647-629-2148 or filling out our contact form so we can help you with your home project.

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