Tasks we do

Handywork and home maintenance

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Skilled tasks around the home to keep you safe, and your house in good repair. For larger jobs, or those that require a licensed professional, we’ll find you a fair, vetted professional. We can often save you money by problem solving over the phone or sending a Handy Neighbor.

  • Installation of grab bars and rails
  • Routine home repairs
  • Small painting jobs...including touchups of rooms, furniture, doors
  • Simple electric repairs… including replacing lightbulbs, fixtures
  • Simple plumbing repair… including tightening, tweaking, and repair of of leaky faucets, drains, valves, and caulking/grouting
  • Carpentry...replacement of unfinished wood, doors, shelves, drywall, moldings, cabinets
 

Seasonal tasks

 

For any season, Umbrella can help you keep your home safe and well-maintained.

  • Gardening and weeding… with your direction we can plant, weed, trim, and prune
  • Raking and collecting leaves
  • Gutter cleaning… we’ll remove leaves from first floor gutters
  • Lawn mowing… you provide the mower
  • Snow blowing... you provide the snow blower
  • Changing storm windows
  • Air conditioner installation and removal
  • Window washing
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Help around the house

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When you need an extra set of hands. We highly encourage our Members to participate in the task, providing guidance to get the job done the way you’d like.

  • Grocery Shopping...we’ll send a Handy Neighbor to go with you or take your shopping list
  • Home organization… help sort through your belongings to make space
  • Garage and Basement Cleaning… a strong pair of hands to move furniture and boxes
  • Running errands… to pick up that extra thing you forgot at that store
  • Meal Preparation
  • Companionship… when you’d like a Handy Neighbor to stop by play cards or games, take a walk
 

Housekeeping

Our cleaners can follow your agenda or do our suggested cleaning. Our suggested cleaning includes:

Bedroom, Living Room & Common Areas

  • Dust all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe down all mirrors and glass fixtures
  • Clean all floor surfaces
  • Take out garbage and recycling

Bathrooms

  • Wash and sanitize the toilet, shower, tub, and sink
  • Dust all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe down all mirrors and glass fixtures
  • Clean all floor surfaces
  • Take out garbage and recycling

Kitchen

  • Dust all accessible surfaces
  • Empty sink and load up dishwasher with dirty dishes, or wash dishes
  • Wipe down exterior of stove, oven and fridge
  • Clean all floor surfaces
  • Take out garbage and recycling
 

Tech tutoring

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Need help with your computer, tablet, or phone?

One of our Handy Neighbors will sit with you and help you learn how to check your email, view photos, use Facebook, and more. We *do not* do computer repair or network setups.