home maintenance

Home Maintenance Services

Regular home maintenance is critical to homeownership. But addressing every home maintenance project yourself is not. If you rely on home maintenance services to take care of your home rather than performing every task on your own, you’re still a responsible homeowner. In fact, you’re actually a terrific homeowner when you commission BenchMark Home Services to service your home with our home maintenance capabilities.  

BenchMark Home Services has the experience, expertise, and equipment necessary to help you maintain your home. Specifically, we can provide regular care for your heating and cooling systems, water drainage systems, and exterior structures. Most of the year, these components of your home run just fine. But when the seasons change, especially as the weather goes from warm to cold, you should trust BenchMark Home Services to check on them for you. Otherwise, you could reduce the return you receive from the major investment that is your home.

The home maintenance experts at BenchMark Home Services can keep your home in tip-top shape with our HVAC services, our outdoor cleaning services, and our babyproofing services.

HVAC Maintenance Services

Your HVAC system not only plays a significant role in keeping you comfortable, but it is also costly to replace if something goes wrong. For these reasons, BenchMark Home Services is always available to complete the small jobs that can fend off big problems with your HVAC system. The heating and cooling work we can do for you includes AC filter replacements, ceiling register replacements, and dryer vent cleaning.

Home Maintenance AC Filter Replacement

The filter in your air handling unit collect dirt, debris, dust, and allergens so that the air you breathe within your home is pure and safe.

Poor air quality can negatively impact your health by inducing eye, nose, and throat irritation, shortness of breath, aggravated asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Breathing bad air for an extended period of time can also inhibit your heart and cardiovascular system. Children are especially susceptible to breathing problems when exposed to polluted air, while older adults with diabetes or heart or lung disease are also at increased risk.

However, if your AC filter becomes clogged with too much hazardous material, the buildup will restrict airflow to your air handling unit. As a result, your air handling unit will have to work harder to circulate the air through your home, and your furnace’s blower will endure unnecessary strain. You’ll also struggle to feel sufficiently warm or cool despite all of the effort your HVAC system is exerting.

For these reasons, you should check the state of your AC filter every month. If you have a large home housing many people and/or pets, you may want to change or clean your filter monthly. If you have a small family with no pets, you can change or clean the filter every 2-3 months.

BenchMark Home Services knows how to manage your air filter based on its condition. So, when you enlist our AC filter replacement services, we’ll inspect your air filter and clean or change it as necessary. We can get your AC filter on the schedule that’s best for your household and make regular appointments with you. That way, you never have to worry about the quality of air in your home. BenchMark Home Services will handle it for you.

Home Maintenance Ceiling Register Replacement

The air registers that deliver heated or cooled air into the different rooms of your home are usually located on the floors, walls, or ceilings. Replacing floor registers and most wall registers is a safe and easy chore, but replacing ceiling registers or high wall registers that almost tough the ceiling is a trickier undertaking.

Replacing an air register is beneficial because these parts of your HVAC system can lose their functionality or their attractiveness over time. So, a new register can restore your home’s air flow and aesthetic appeal.

But replacing a ceiling or high wall register on your own is challenging. Mainly, because this responsibility requires taking yourself and your tools up a ladder. It also involves getting close to the air duct opening and potentially exposing yourself to falling debris. Drilling into the ceiling is another aspect of the process as well.

BenchMark Home Services wants to help you avoid such precarious activities, so we offer ceiling register replacement services. To replace your ceiling register, we’ll use our safety equipment to access the area. Then, we’ll detach the register and take the proper measurements. Once you have your new ceiling register, we’ll install it securely and clean up the air.

So, when you work with BenchMark Home Services, you can finish your ceiling register replacement without lifting a finger!

Home Maintenance Dryer Vent Cleaning

Are you having trouble with your clothes dryer? For instance, is your dryer

  • Taking a long time to dry your clothes?
  • Heating up and maybe spinning but not drying?
  • Not drying your clothes completely?
  • Not drying your clothes at all?

Or, after drying, do your clothes

  • Still feel damp?
  • Still feel wet?
  • Smell burnt or musty but are not dry?

If so, your dryer vent most likely needs a cleaning. Other signs that your dryer vent may be restricted include:

  • Moisture gathers inside the dryer door
  • The top of your dryer is hot to the touch
  • You have dust in your home that you can’t explain

Though you may have a lint catcher and a dryer vent filter, your dryer vent still accumulates a lot of lint over time. Eventually, it can get very clogged with lint, which greatly minimizes the air flow and the amount of heat the dryer receives. As a result, your dryer won’t operate properly, you’ll spend a lot of time and effort trying to get your clothes dry, and your energy bills may increase.

Even worse, that backlog of lint in your dryer vent can also cause house fires. If a highly flammable piece of lint gets caught in your dryer vent, it can get heated to the point that it ignites. Dryer fires account for tens of thousands of house fires, hundreds of injuries, and more than a dozen deaths every year. They also cause millions of dollars in damage. Additionally, if a fire were to start in your home for some other reason, all that lint would only serve as fuel that would empower the fire to grow.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

Clearly, failing to fully clean your vent on a regular basis can be costly. Therefore, having BenchMark Home Services supply our dryer vent cleaning services enables you to maximize your dryer’s abilities and minimize your home’s vulnerability to fires. We will use our professional tools and skills to thoroughly eliminate lint and improve ventilation so that your dryer vent is totally clean and harmless to use.

BenchMark Home Services offers the following kinds of dryer vent cleaning services:

  • Condenser tumble dryer vent cleaning
  • Electric dryer vent cleaning
  • Freestanding tumble dryer vent cleaning
  • Gas dryer vent cleaning
  • Heat pump tumble dryer vent cleaning
  • Integrated tumble dryer vent cleaning
  • Laundry center dryer vent cleaning
  • Semi-integrated tumble dryer vent cleaning
  • Vented tumble dryer vent cleaning
  • Washer/dryer combo dryer vent cleaning

Outdoor Cleaning Services

By consistently assessing your home’s exterior to make certain that everything is in order, you can catch signs of impending problems and deal with them before the damage escalates. You can also ensure that your house looks fresh and clean for the coming season. Spring and fall are the best times of year to give your house a good rinse and better prepare it for the extremes of the summer and winter.

So, while the trees are thawing and again when their leaves are falling, you should call BenchMark Home Services to schedule our outdoor cleaning services. We can tidy up the exterior of your house with our gutter cleaning, guard cleaning, and pressure washing.

Gutter Cleaning for Home Maintenance

Precipitation from the sky runs off your roof and into your gutters. Then, your gutters direct it away from your house in order to prevent water saturation in your roof, siding, walls, foundation, and landscape. However, if debris is clogging your gutters, water can’t flow properly through them. So, if the water has nowhere to go, it can cause issues such as sagging gutters, roof leaks, interior water damage, wood rot, mold growth, insect infestations, wet basements, foundation settling, and cracked foundations.

Consequently, gutter cleaning is a critical item on your annual home maintenance checklist that you should carry out in the spring and fall. When you let BenchMark Home Services clear your gutters for you, you can cross this assignment off your list without spending any of your valuable time on it.

BenchMark Home Services gets your gutters squeaky clean by removing the larger pieces of debris by hand. Then, we blow out and wash out any remaining debris and bag it all up. Next, we use high-powered blowers to unclog your gutter downspouts. If necessary, we can also disconnect your gutter downspout and use a water hose to unclog it.

After that, we’ll adjust all of your gutters to guarantee they are sloping properly toward your downspouts, especially any gutters that are holding water. Finally, we’ll refasten your downspouts back to your exterior walls where necessary.

Benchmark Home Services offers the following gutter cleaning services according to gutter style:

  • Custom-built fascia gutter cleaning
  • Half-round gutter cleaning
  • K-style gutter cleaning

We also cover different gutter materials with these gutter cleaning services:

  • Aluminum gutter cleaning
  • Copper gutter cleaning
  • Steel gutter cleaning
  • Vinyl gutter cleaning
  • Zinc gutter cleaning

Gutter Guard Cleaning for Home Maintenance

To stop leaves, branches, moss, and other debris from overflowing your gutters, you may have gutter guards or gutter screens installed. Gutter guards or screens can hamper debris from filling up your gutters, but the debris can still sit on top of the guards. In that case, you need gutter guard cleaning or gutter screen cleaning to displace the clutter from on top of your gutters.

Along with our gutter cleaning services, BenchMark Home Services offers gutter guard cleaning or gutter screen cleaning. We clear off the debris, blow off your gutter guards, and bag up the junk to inhibit it from leaving a mess around your house.

Our gutter guard cleaning services include the following:

  • Brush gutter guard cleaning
  • Foam gutter guard cleaning
  • Micro mesh gutter guard cleaning
  • Reverse curve gutter guard cleaning
  • Surface tension gutter guard cleaning
  • Screen gutter guard cleaning

Pressure Washing for Home Maintenance

Just as you wash yourself off, you should wash your house off. But thankfully, you don’t have to douse your house nearly as often as your body. Instead, you simply need to give your home a bath in the spring and fall to rinse off any troublesome substances. By doing so, you can impede harm to your siding, paint, and masonry. You can also make your driveway, sidewalks, and walking areas safer and neater. Finally, you can prep your house for paint or any other home improvements.

To assure your home gets a good hose down, you can request pressure washing from BenchMark Home Services. With our pressure washing services, we spare you from hassles such as:

  • Renting and retrieving a pressure washer
  • Filling it with gas
  • Buying large quantities of detergents and degreasers
  • Accidentally pressure washing something you shouldn’t
  • Cleaning the pressure washer out
  • Having to return the pressure washer again

What’s more, our professional pressure washing services can rid your home’s exterior from the following refuse:

  • Algae
  • Chalk
  • Grime
  • Gum
  • Mildew
  • Oil stains
  • Paint stains
  • Rust
  • Residue
  • Sediment

BenchMark Home Services extends our pressure washing services to the following:

  • Deck pressure washing
  • Driveway pressure washing
  • Fence pressure washing
  • Home exterior pressure washing
  • Patio pressure washing
  • Path pressure washing
  • Paver pressure washing
  • Pool cage pressure washing
  • Pool deck pressure washing
  • Sidewalk pressure washing
  • Vinyl siding pressure washing

Babyproofing Services

If seasonal changes have brought a precious new little one into your life, then babyproofing your house is a step of preventative maintenance you should take before the baby or toddler visits.

Babyproofing turns your home into a fun and safe environment to explore rather than a perilous place of potential danger. The safety of babyproofing goes both ways, as it also protects fragile, costly objects in your home from grabby, slippery little fingers and tiny yet insatiable little mouths.

Our love for kids has inspired BenchMark Home Services to master the process of babyproofing. Therefore, with our babyproofing services, we can mitigate all of the risks to baby while thwarting baby’s destructive tendencies. Relying on us to identify and attend to your babyproofing needs saves you a great amount of time and removes all of your stress from the process.

BenchMark Home Services babyproofing services include an inspection of your home in which we determine which babyproofing measures each room requires. Then, we produce an itemized estimate of our assessment covering all of our safety product recommendations along with the cost of installation. Once you decide how much babyproofing you want to do, we’ll conduct the installations.

BenchMark Home Services extends our babyproofing services to all areas of your home in order to secure the following:

  • Cabinets
  • Closets
  • Drawers
  • Electrical outlets
  • Fireplaces
  • Hallways
  • Heavy furniture
  • Ovens
  • Stairways
  • Swinging doors
  • Toilets
  • Windows

Our babyproofing services also encompass professional installation of the highest-quality babyproofing products, such as:

  • Baby safety gates
  • Banister shields
  • Cabinet and drawer latches
  • Corner pads
  • Custom plastic shields for balconies
  • Door locks
  • Door stops
  • Electrical outlet plates and covers
  • Fireplace guards
  • Gate mounts
  • Furniture safety straps
  • Hearth cushions
  • Oven door locks
  • Power strip boxes
  • Toilet lid locks
  • Top of door latch
  • Window guards

Benefits of Using Home Maintenance Services from BenchMark Home Services

Maintaining your beautiful home makes it last longer. However, allowing BenchMark Home Services to tend to your house with our high-quality home maintenance services stretches the lifespan of your home out even longer. Our home maintenance experts all have over 15 years of experience, so each is more than qualified to provide the absolute best care for your home.

What’s more, we provide the best care for you as our client. We work to please our clients by always being on time, committing unsurpassed attention to detail and professionalism, focusing on our clients’ needs, and then going above and beyond in order to exceed your expectations.

Finally, we finish your home maintenance projects properly and effectively the first time so that you can have total peace of mind. Once you schedule home maintenance with Benchmark Home Services, you can sit back and relax for the rest of the season knowing that your home is in good hands. So, don’t let your home maintenance checklist overwhelm you. Instead, turn it over to us, and we’ll handle it with excellence.