It’s cold outside, so you’re stuck inside. Looking for something fun to do? Why not participate in our Fix St Louis Treasure Hunt!
Just grab a pad and pen, and look around your house. Now, find as many of the items below as you can, then write them down. Quickly, please!
You got your house all ready for your holiday guests — it hadn’t looked better all year. You put off the big repairs, because you didn’t want to deal with them then, and just fixed the small stuff that would have embarrassed you or inconvenienced your guests. They came, they wore-and-tore your house, and now they’re gone.
Now what? What’s on your “honey-do” list? Or maybe more accurately, what is on your handyman service list?
How about making those repairs that you put off, as you held your breath hoping you would not have a catastrophe until after your guests left? Generally, these are in the area of plumbing, where small leaks can over time cause a lot of damage.
How about fixing those problems that were either discovered or made more apparent when your guests were around, really putting your home to the test?
Listen ye homeowners and you shall hear
That the Christmas holidays are drawing near.
At the end of December, on twenty-five;
Hardly a homeowner is now alive
Who does not fear that infamous day this year.
Thanksgiving’s over, the guests have left, and hopefully they didn’t notice. After all, they were around for just a few hours, little kids were screaming, and there was a lot of activity and confusion. Surely, the guests didn’t notice that the door bell didn’t ring, the clothes closet door fell off its track, that water stained ceiling above their heads from that time your upstairs bathroom sink leaked, or that you had cordoned off your ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR, a “no go” zone full of honey do repairs that honey didn’t.
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been consciously ignoring some of the problems you have with your doors. Maybe you don’t know anything about door repair. In some measure, you might not have the time to tackle even the smallest door repair project. Or perhaps its mostly because you don’t have a clue who to call to fix them — in part because you realize most contractors do not want to be bothered with small stuff like this.
Do any of these sound familiar?:
A lot of homeowners go through life with a nagging suspicion they might need more of that pink, fluffy stuff known as ‘insulation’ in their attic. That their heating bills are higher than they ought to be because warm air is escaping from their living areas into the cold attic above. That when they enter Home Depot or Lowes they are supposed to know something about something called an “R” value, before they run away, shrieking and even more confused. That this all somehow relates to a silly Pink Panther animated character, an inept French police detective named Inspector Jacques Clouseau, and an old movie starring Peter Sellers, but they can’t figure out how.