Tag Archive | Carpentry

Spring cleaning help from Hire a Hubby

Spring is just around the corner and the daunting spring clean is looming in the distance. Many people simply declutter and clean the home but here at Hire a Hubby we can help you go the extra mile and make your home shine inside and out.

This week our Hubbies have a list of jobs that are often left out of the average spring clean but make a huge difference to your home.

 

1.    Maintenance

Once the house is sparkling clean, it’s important to make sure everything is in working order. If your home needs a little repairing in places, our Hubbies can help you out.

Our services include carpentry, gyprock repairs, doors & locks, repairs & maintenance, landscaping, fencing and more. Don’t wait any longer – replace that broken fly screen, patch up the small holes and nicks in the wall or consider regrouting any old tiled areas.

 

2.    Outdoor Cleaning

Outdoor surfaces can quickly lose their looks as they get mouldy or dirty. High pressure cleaning is a great way to remove stains, dirt and mould from outdoor surfaces, doors, windows and more. It’s the perfect finishing touch to any spring clean to make everything look brand new again.

 

3.     Renovations and makeovers

Why not get that dream kitchen or bigger bathroom you want? Whether you just want to freshen up what you’ve already got or start with something completely new, our Hubbies can help improve the quality and value of your home.

 

4.     Painting

Most homeowners discover that DIY painting is difficult and the end result is almost always noticeably inferior to a professional job. Whether you simply need help painting a feature wall or painting the whole interior or exterior of the home, our Hubbies are able to provide the service you need. Fixing a DIY paint job is often harder and more expensive than getting it done professionally in the first place so why waste your hard earned time and money?

 

5.      Fire Safety

As the weather warms up it’s important to ensure your home isn’t a fire risk. Get our Hubbies to replace your smoke alarm batteries or ask them about a gutter cleaning service to remove clogged debris and prevent overspill. They can even install gutter guards to ensure leaves and debris don’t become lodged in the gutters in the first place.

Our Hubbies can also assist your spring clean by mowing lawns and doing garden maintenance or they can build the kids a great cubby house in the backyard.

Give Hire a Hubby a call for an obligation free quote on 1800 803 339 or visit our website www.hireahubby.com.au.

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Safety tips for DIY carpentry

Many people like to try DIY projects at home and if you are just getting started on one it’s good to know some tips to make sure your work environment is safe.

People regularly ask our Hubbies to help out maintaining decks and pergolas, carports, ramps, installing door handles and locks, window repairs, assembling of bookcases, laying floor boards and general repairs and maintenance because we know what we are doing.

This week our Hubbies are sharing their top tips for safe carpentry practices and the basic steps to get you started on a job around your home.

The first thing you will need is to invest in some basic hand and power tools. It’s important to buy good quality tools and this doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be expensive, but investing in reliable, top notch tools saves you money in the long run as you will need fewer replacements and produce better quality work.

Before you attempt any carpentry work make sure you have familiarised yourself with your tools. If used incorrectly, your power tools pose a serious safety threat. Knowing your way around your tools is safer and more efficient. It’s a good idea to practice first on some spare wood for example.

Safety is one of the most important factors in basic carpentry. Our top five safety tips are:

  • Always wear safety glasses while working;
  • Don’t wear any dangling jewellery as it may get getting tangled in your equipment;
  • Disconnect tools entirely before changing blades or bits. It’s easy to bump a switch and turn a tool on accidentally so your safest option is to switch them off at the wall or even unplug them;
  • Always use sharp tools as blunt ones require more force and are at risk of bending or kicking-back; and
  • Don’t reach over a blade. After the blade has stopped use a push stick, rather than your hands, to move any scraps out of the way.

The most basic and important rule to remember with your work is to measure twice and cut once. Successful carpentry is about accuracy and experience. Practice makes perfect and will determine the quality of your work. Carpentry, even at a basic level, requires knowledge that comes with experience and you’ll be required to use tools that pose a danger if used incorrectly. If you’re not confident in your level of expertise, leave it to the professionals and give Hire A Hubby a call on 1800 803 339 or visit www.hireahubby.com.au for more information.