The holiday season is now in full swing, with all the festivities and celebrations that come with the most wonderful time of the year. However, as guests arrive and the holiday to-do list grows, the last thing you want to worry about is the condition of your home. With more than 30 brands dedicated to repairing, maintaining and enhancing the home, Neighborly is the Hub for Home Services offering homeowners a convenient and easy way to tackle their home service needs before, during, and after the holidays. Here’s what you need to know…
The exterior of your home is the first thing your guests will see when they arrive for the holidays, so why not make a great first impression? Making sure the pathways to your home are well lit will ensure your home seems inviting all year round (The Grounds Guys). Additionally, having a professional install holiday lights can make the outside of your home appear especially festive (Window Genie).
With busy schedules and guests coming and going, keeping your home clean can be a challenge. Focus on decluttering high-traffic areas such as entryways and bathrooms, and disinfect surfaces in these areas often (Molly Maid). Wiping down walls with a soft, wet towel can also help remove any spots or dirt visible on the walls, creating a clean environment for all to enjoy (Five Star Painting).
To help prevent potential fires, which can be a common hazard around the holiday season, schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning (Dryer Vent Wizard). Sweaters and winter clothing create more lint and debris that can clog dryer vents, which can cause problems including fire, carbon monoxide accumulation, excessive energy use, and mold growth.
Lastly, as temperatures drop, changing your air filters and having your furnace inspected and cleaned can help ensure your system runs more efficiently during the colder months, keeping you and your guests comfortable (Aire Serv).
Regardless of what service you need done as you prep for the holidays, each Neighborly brand is backed by our Done Right Promise, giving you peace of mind that your home will be ready to go for the holidays.
If your holiday lights go out frequently, electrical inspections and dedicated circuit installation can help ensure your season remains merry and bright. (Mr. Electric) Make sure you turn holiday lights off when sleeping or away from home to prevent safety hazards.
No matter how much you prepare, home service emergencies can occur anytime. Turn to repair professionals to fix appliance malfunctions so you can continue with your holiday celebrations (Mr. Appliance). If a frozen pipe bursts, immediately turn off your main water valve and call on a trusted plumbing service to repair the burst pipe (Mr. Rooter).
Neighborly is committed to providing homeowners with fast, quality service year-round. When home service needs arise, our app has click-to-call capabilities to streamline the process of finding a repair professional.
After your guests have left, getting your house back in order is a big task. Professionals will clean your kitchen, dust your house, vacuum all floors and furniture, and clean all surfaces to make your house look spotless (Molly Maid). Homeowners may also consider having their carpets cleaned and deodorized to refresh for the new year (Rainbow Restoration).
When it comes to your home, it’s never too early to think about upgrades for the next winter season. If you’re always feeling cold, you may want to consider upgrading to high-efficiency insulated windows to keep you warm and your monthly utility bills down (Glass Doctor).
Hub for Home Services
Between shopping, decorating, entertaining, cooking, and cleaning up after all of that holiday cheer, it can be overwhelming for homeowners to keep up with home service tasks during the holidays. Neighborly franchise owners are vetted and trained to ensure quality, and must adhere to our brand standards including achieving and maintaining high customer satisfaction marks. We strive to provide a high-quality and predictable service experience across our brands. Neighborly wants to make life easier and more enjoyable for homeowners, and to deliver holiday cheer in the best way we know how.
Written By Mike Bidwell, President & CEO, Neighborly