Basic Maintenance Specialists All Homeowners Need

Owning a property comes will a lot of perks, but one of the downsides is that you are responsible for the upkeep of your house. Keeping your home clean and tidy is one thing, but you will also need to keep an eye out for problems. That’s where basic maintenance specialists come in.

Photo of a plumber working on some pipes
Photo by Anıl Karakaya

Have you seen signs of issues in your home’s foundation? or roof? Maybe it’s something less critical like overgrown plants. All homes will need maintenance. Some tasks you might be able to do yourself, but if you’re lacking in expertise or don’t have a lot of time to do these jobs, you might want to call in the professionals. Here are some examples of the kind of services that all homeowners need.


A burst pipe can wreak havoc on your house, but even lesser severe plumbing issues can be incredibly irritating to deal with. If you can’t figure out the issue with your plumbing, or you have a problem with a leak that you can’t fix yourself, call out a plumber to come and take care of it for you. They will have the tools and expertise to get you back to using your water as soon as possible.


If something is wrong with your electrics, it can be very dangerous. A trusted electrician is one of the basic maintenance specialists you need to have at the ready. Because the last thing you need is fire starting because of faulty wiring or someone getting electrocuted because a live wire is left exposed somewhere in your home.

If you notice lights flickering on and off or something is continuously tripping the circuit breaker in your home, call an electrician in to take a look. If you smell burning or are concerned that a fire might break out, switch off all the electrics in your home and call an emergency electrician immediately.


The outside of your property needs to maintain just as much as the interior of the structure. Most jobs you can do yourself, especially with a little landscaping inspiration. Making sure that the weeds don’t take over, lawns are mowed, and things are kept tidy will help boost your home’s curb appeal and make it a more pleasant place for you to live.

If you don’t have a lot of time to commit to gardening or struggle to do certain jobs due to health issues, you might want to get in touch with a landscaper and see if they can help you with these tasks. You could even hire a landscape architect if you wanted to completely revamp your outdoor space.

Window Cleaner

You’d be surprised at how quickly your windows can get dirty. If left too long, it can affect how much natural light can come into your home, as well as making your house look run down and neglected.

To keep your property looking smart and for clean, sparkling windows, you’ll need the help of a professional window cleaner. Of course, you can try to do this yourself, but they will have quality cleaning products specifically designed for this and know how to clean safely when cleaning first, second, or even third-story windows.

If you need help keeping up with your home, make sure you have the numbers for these basic maintenance specialists nearby. You never know when you might need them.

Tre Pryor, Realtor

Tre Pryor is the leading real estate expert in the city of Louisville. He is a multi-million dollar producer and consistently ranks in the top 1% of Louisville Realtors for homes sold. Tre Pryor has the highest possible rating—5.0 stars on Google—by his clients and is routinely interviewed by the local NBC news. Tre Pryor is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.