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When it comes to seeking out home improvement professionals in Ottawa, there are plenty of specialized jobs that require specialized Pros. Whether it’s roofing, plumbing or an HVAC tune-up, it’s best to go with accredited professionals who possess a specific set of skills and expertise to get the job done. But what about the odd jobs? The smaller jobs? The harder-to-pin-down-to-any-one-skill jobs? Well, that’s where a Jiffy handyman comes in.
Handymen are the do-it-all types. They are the perfect solution for smaller household jobs that still require a professional touch. Read on to learn more about the types of handyman services that Jiffy offers to homeowners in Ottawa and how Jiffy makes it easier than ever to connect with a local handyman.
Mounting your brand-new flatscreen TV is an excellent way to modernize an entertainment space. It’s also a classic example of a job that seems straightforward enough until you attempt it yourself. Different screws, different drill bits, finding studs, centring, levelling, mounting — it’s a daunting task for the DIY-challenged or the uninitiated. Worse still, the consequences for getting it wrong can be pretty costly. All this is to say: why risk it? When you’re dealing with expensive electronics and you aren’t completely confident in your abilities, there is no use playing the hero. A Jiffy handyman can mount your TV cleanly, without the hassle and with the expertise to guard against damages to your wall and to the TV itself.
Many jobs in the bathroom having to do with the toilet or the sink’s drain most likely require the help of a plumber. That said, there are plenty of jobs in the bathroom that fall outside of this narrow, specialized skill set that are perfect tasks for a handyman to handle. Whether it’s some caulking work around the toilet, sink or the shower, installing new fixtures, laying down some new tile or even hanging or repairing a towel rack, a Jiffy handyman is the ideal solution for the jobs you don’t feel confident enough to handle yourself.
No matter whether you are renting or you own your home, there are most likely going to be moments when you need some drywall repairs completed (perhaps even from that botched attempt at mounting that flatscreen TV…). This is especially true if you are moving out of a rental unit and need to fill and repair holes left by artwork, mounted mirrors and televisions. Regardless of the situation, seamlessly filling and patching drywall takes a deft hand and expertise in order to get it right. The next time you need any drywall patched, instantly book a handyman through the Jiffy app for a competitive, preset rate.
Making savvy, forward-thinking, incremental style changes to the kitchen is an excellent way for homeowners to invest in the future while not breaking the bank in the present. The kitchen is one of the most important communal spaces in the entire home and it’s never a bad idea to figure out ways to improve aesthetics and functionality. Installing a backsplash is an excellent way to address both of these areas. Not only can the right backsplash improve the look of a kitchen, but they also protect the wall behind the sink against water damage from inadvertent splashing. While it's a relatively small job in the grander scheme of kitchen renovations, properly installing a backsplash is a difficult, exacting trade that requires a professional touch. Hire a Jiffy handyman to get the job done right.
Caulking and Weatherstripping
Caulking and weatherstripping is the process of sealing the cracks and leaks along the edges of windows and doors. The importance of this process is twofold: to guard against air leakage that causes energy loss, and to keep the inside of the home comfortable in both colder and warmer months. In homes that have not been properly weatherized, air leakage can account for 30-40% energy loss.¹
Depending on the severity and the number of leaks, a Jiffy handyman can typically address these issues with caulking or weatherstripping. Caulking is an effective, flexible sealant for cracks, gaps and joints that are a quarter-inch wide or smaller. Weatherstripping is a narrow piece of vinyl, rubber, metal or felt that seals the contact area between the fixed and movable sections of a window or door. If the scope of the job is much too large for a handyman to deal with, homeowners should consider exterior caulking Pros or, in extreme cases, replacing their windows and doors entirely.
General Repairs and Odd Jobs
The best part about booking a handyman through Jiffy is that there is no job too small. Need to properly hang a picture frame or a mirror? Need to fix a broken drawer or a cupboard? Need to put a door back on its hinges? A handyman can help with just about everything you don’t feel confident enough to handle yourself. The best part of all? When you book with Jiffy you know that you are getting a high-quality, vetted Pro for a fair, preset rate. What does that mean for you? It means no more haggling, no more price comparing, no more exhaustive research. All of our rates are clearly stated during the booking process, so you will never be unsure about what’s owed for what job.
Book Your Next Handyman in Ottawa With the Jiffy App
Your days of calling around, sifting through quotes and negotiating schedules are over. Our platform provides a seamless booking experience from start to finish:
- Select “Handyman Services”.
- Fill in your order details and location.
- Identify the timing that works best for you.
- We will dispatch the nearest handyman at the requested time.
- Pay seamlessly and rate your Pro based on your overall satisfaction with the job.
Home improvement doesn’t have to cause you grief. Whatever project you have on the go, Jiffy can put you in touch with the right handyman to help you complete it quickly, correctly and to a high standard.
- HomeAdvisor. “The Benefits of Weather Stripping”