Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16 to be exact). This year, avoid a last-minute gift. Buy Dad a Jonny On It gift card so he can assign a professional to knock out one of his handy-man tasks. After a simple app download and the touch of a few buttons, Dad can turn his “honey-do” list into a “honey-done” list. Whether it’s cleaning the mold off a bathroom ceiling or painting the exterior of your house, make sure the only steps Dad climbs today are to get out of the pool for another beer. Here are a few ways Dad can use his gift card.
Keep Dad Off The Roof
Has Dad been talking about taking on a new roofing project recently? If so, relieve him of his overly ambitious plans and let a professional take care of things. It’s important to tackle roofing problems before they occur. Don’t wait for a leak or storm to call attention to the roof. Fall is typically the prime time for roof work, but it can often take up to a month for a contractor to get to your home. Early summer can be a great alternative for roof installation because the roofing companies are generally less busy and offer better rates. Beat the busy season and tell Dad to use his new gift card to hire a professional in advance. Today is not the day for a broken leg, Dad.
Keep Dad From Painting
Exterior home painting should never be a haphazard job. Because rain affects the success of the paint drying, it’s important to plan ahead and consider the weather patterns. Contrary to popular belief, you can paint straight through the pollen season. Acrylic paint dries so quickly, that the pollen falling does not have any negative effects on drying consistency. The best times to paint are during mild, dry days. Because Atlanta is humid, you should paint before the summer gets into full swing, or wait until things cool off. Although this project can be “DIY’d”, experienced painters are more efficient and can tackle the job with ease. If Dad takes on this task alone, it might end up being an endless job that never gets completed. Cut Dad some slack and hire a professional.
Keep Dad Away From the Vents
If you see Dad precariously perched on a ladder cleaning the air vents, tell him to come down before he hurts himself. Keeping your air vents clean can save you from spending money on repair jobs. However, keep in mind that this is not a simple job for the untrained. Hire a highly skilled professional to clean coils, humidifiers, and other hard-to-reach places. They will remove pollen, dust, vermin and other particles from your air vents. Clogged ducts can “restrict airflow and lead to the growth of mold.” Don’t make it Dad’s job to clean the grit and grime, it’s Father’s Day after all.
Keep Dad Far From Mold
Mold is potentially dangerous and can be found anywhere condensation has built up. Common causes are leaks and flooding, while common locations are ceilings in bathrooms and kitchens. Removal of large infestations of mold can be a complicated process. It involves certain safeguards such as respirators, goggles, and gloves. Abating mold can be tricky. You risk airborne spores contaminating other parts of your house. If you ask me, it sounds like no day at the park for Dad. Eliminate the risk by hiring someone experienced to follow the correct precautions and protocol for you.
Keep Dad Out of the Garage
Even if Dad is a competent handyman, he certainly should not take on replacing the garage door. It’s important to maintain and potentially replace the garage door every so often for safety and general functionality. However, this requires a high skill level and is not a single-person task. Garage door inspection should be done annually. Remember, it is probably the largest piece of moving equipment in your house. Encourage Dad to become informed about garage door maintenance and tell him to get off that ladder.
Save Dad and Hire a Professional
Don’t fall back on the typical tie purchase this year. Give Dad the gift of relaxation. With prices ranging from $25 to $250, a Jonny On It gift card will ensure that highly skilled, vetted and insured professionals take on his handyman job. Exceed Dad’s expectations this Father’s Day and put Jonny On It.