There’s no denying how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted various businesses worldwide. In fact, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that had a temporary hiatus last year had already closed for good.
It’s good, however, that some businesses have managed to reopen this year. Some have even thrived, as the pandemic has presented them with new opportunities. Those providing home services are among those that have flourished amid the COVID-19 crisis.
As a house contractor, it’s best to offer some home services during this pandemic. Why? A lot of individuals and families are looking to maintain and improve their houses. If you’re wondering what specific home maintenance services to provide, here are some of these:
1. Partial House Remodeling
As a small-time contractor, new home construction and a full-house renovation can be daunting projects. If you prefer to focus on home maintenance services, you can offer partial house remodeling.
Partial house renovation can go as simple as renovating a kitchen or as complex as turning a bathroom into a spa. Other home maintenance projects to consider include basement finishing, new flooring installation, siding installation, and even smart home device installation.
2. Heating and Cooling Systems Update
Home maintenance must always include the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Many individuals and families are looking to update their heating and cooling systems. Their goal is to keep their house cool during summer and warm during winter.
As such, they hire HVAC specialists at least twice a year for HVAC inspection, maintenance, and repair. They do so in spring (air conditioning tune-up) and fall (furnace maintenance). However, be sure to offer HVAC services during this pandemic.
3. Plumbing Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair
The plumbing system is a house component that many homeowners take for granted. It’s easy to see plumbing issues ignored, such as inconsistent water supply, water leaks, dripping faucets, clogged drains, and toilets that backup. Households will only attend to these if they escalate to broken pipes, water damage, and no water supply.
But the pandemic has led many families to inspect their plumbing systems. As a professional plumber, consider providing plumbing services, whether inspection, repair, or new installation.
4. Roof Repair or Replacement
It’s easy for a lot of homeowners to ignore their roofing systems. They are under the impression that they consist of durable materials. It means that they can endure the test of time and withstand the harsh outdoor elements.
Many homeowners, however, have thought about checking their roofs. For this reason, be prepared to provide roofing services such as inspection, cleaning, and maintenance. As a timber or metal roofer, consider offering roof repair and replacement services as well.
5. Door and Window Upgrade
Doors and windows aren’t only a residential property’s entry points. They also make up the house façade by giving it character and personality. That’s why a lot of homeowners pay particular attention to these parts of a house.
There are different types of doors and windows you can offer to every household during this pandemic. As a contractor, you may want to specialize in door installation and window upgrade both for aesthetics and functionality.
6. House Exterior Power Washing or Repainting
Homeowners do not only look at their house interiors, as far as home maintenance is concerned. They also pay particular attention to their house exterior or siding.
As a contractor, consider specializing in two areas: power-washing and repainting. While power-washing can get rid of dirt, dust, and other debris, repainting can conceal and cover loose paint, stains, and fading walls. Ultimately, both home maintenance services can give a residential property a fresh look, thus kicking its curb appeal up a notch.
7. Outdoor Landscaping
Going beyond the house exterior is outdoor landscaping. Many families have gone beyond their homes and thought about improving their outside surroundings during this pandemic. In fact, Forbes tagged this year as the “year of the yard” after considering 2020 as the Year of the Home.
As a business contractor, consider providing landscaping services as well. As part of the home maintenance, be sure to specialize in lawn care, home gardening, and hardscape installation.
The real estate, home construction, and landscaping industries have thrived during this COVID-19 pandemic. As a contractor, it’s best to offer such services to cater to the homeowners’ needs and boost your business profits. But on a more specific note, focus on providing home maintenance services. Consider some of those recommended above, from partial house remodeling down to outdoor landscaping. As they say in business, strike while the iron is hot.