Home Maintenance

Home maintenance can be a hassle, but small issues that go unchecked can quickly turn into big problems later. Luckily, FixNut Handyman Services offers a solution.

The FixNut Home Maintenance Plan can take the small stuff off your plate, so you can focus on what is more important. For a reasonable price, our expert team of licensed and insured craftsmen will help you with routine maintenance on your home or property, and then take a closer look at key problem areas in order to dodge costly future disasters that can hurt your investment.

Package $299

Each visit will include the following:

Exterior Maintenance

Change up to 8 floodlight bulbs (light bulbs provided by homeowner).

Change all entrance door light bulbs (light bulbs provided by homeowner).

Open or close (depending on season) shutoff to all outdoor water spigots.

Open or close (depending on season) exterior crawl space vents.

Lubricate garage door tracks and rollers.

Lubricate garage door opener chain (if applicable).

Interior Maintenance

Change all batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors (standalone units only - not part of alarm system equipment).

Change all water filters (refrigerator/faucet/whole house - homeowner supplies filters).

Change all air filters (homeowner supplies filters).

Change light bulbs in chandeliers (homeowner supplies light bulbs).

Change light bulbs in ceiling fans (homeowner supplies light bulbs).

Remove bathroom exhaust fan covers and vacuum fan and cover, lubricate fan.

Change kitchen exhaust fan charcoal filters (homeowner supplies filter).

Exterior Inspection

Visually inspect foundation for plant growth, cracks, crumbling mortar, or pest infestation.

Visually inspect all windows for rot conditions, deficient caulking and/or paint failure.

Visually inspect siding, cornices (soffits/fascia) and any trim for rot conditions, deficient caulking, holes (missing nails, carpenter bees, woodpeckers, etc.), and paint failure.

Visually inspect masonry for cracks and subsidence.

Inspect exterior for any potential critter entry conditions.

Inspect exterior for any water drainage issues (loose gutters/downspouts, drainage pipes/catch basins, improper soil conditions).

Inspect wood fencing for rot conditions.

Adjust binding gate hinges and/or lock mechanisms.

Inspect decks for rot and/or dangerous conditions.

Visually inspect roof for loose, torn, curled, or missing shingles.

Inspect chimney, vents and louvers for free air movement and remove birds’ nests and debris.

Inspect all exterior doors for proper alignment (i.e. warped/racked, binding door), functioning lock sets (lubricate where necessary), loose/failed hinges (lubricate where necessary), deficient weather-stripping and rot conditions to door/jambs/threshold.

Visually inspect driveway and walkways for cracks and settling.

Interior Inspection

Check fire extinguishers for adequate pressure.

Inspect toilets for leaking between tank and bowl (using dye), and at shutoff valve and overflow tube.

Check under faucets for leaks to supply lines, drain lines and shutoff valves.

Fill sink with water and check sink stoppers for leaks.

Remove and clean aerators to all sink faucets.

Inspect dishwasher and garbage disposal for leaks.

Inspect tile and grout in showers and tub surrounds.

Visually inspect for mold or mildew.

Inspect all interior doors for loose or binding conditions.

Adjust door knobs/hinges and lubricate as needed.

Check all ceilings and walls for cracks, loose or failing plaster, signs of leaks, stains, dirt and finish damage.


Inspect and clean clothes dryer vent to exterior (annual).

Inspect attic for adequate insulation and signs of roof leaks, mold, or pest infestation (if applicable).

Additional Options

(Priced separately)

Seal granite countertops (annual).

Clean gutters.

Pressure washing.

Re-caulk bathtub and showers.

Patch grout in showers and tub surrounds.

Touch-up painting.

Inspections come with detailed reports of any existing or potential issues that were uncovered in your property. A FixNut family member will then offer quotes to repair each uncovered issue, and will not work on the problem until you give final approval.