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10 Home Improvement Projects To Leave To The Pros


This post is sponsored and contributed by Thumbtack, a Patch Brand Partner.

Spring is an ideal time to get started on your home project to-do list — but some projects can be too overwhelming to do on your own. Many homeowners find it more time- and cost-effective to hire a pro to complete some of their cleaning and organizational projects.

Necessary tools, cleaning supplies and rental equipment may be complicated or even dangerous to use without the proper experience and know-how. Instead of spending valuable time figuring it out on your own, you can hire someone who knows exactly what they’re doing (and comes prepared with their own equipment) to knock it out in a fraction of the time.

If you’re looking for an extra set of hands or professional guidance this year, Thumbtack — the home services app used by millions — can help. Here are 10 home improvement projects you should definitely leave to the pros.

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1. Deep Cleaning

While you can quickly clean many surfaces on your own, delegating some deeper-cleaning tasks to professionals can help you achieve a cleaner home. These pros can tackle projects ranging from sanitizing bathtubs and showers to dusting ceilings and lighting fixtures.

If you’re interested in investing in a deep clean, hire a local house cleaning professional to take care of your unique cleaning needs. Prices will vary based on the professional and the scope of your project, but the average cost of a deep house cleaning is $145.

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2. Home Organizing

In addition to sanitizing and decluttering your home, organizing your belongings is an important task to add to your spring cleaning checklist. Last year, interest in home organizing was up 201 percent compared with spring 2020.

Check out home organizers in your area to get some help putting a solid organizational process in place. On average, professional organizers charge $55 per hour, but prices can range from $50 to $540, depending on the professional’s pricing structure and the type and scope of organization needed.

3. Couch Cleaning

Couches collect dirt, dust and germs over time, but cleaning this frequently used piece of furniture can be tricky with special fabrics and upholsteries. A professional couch cleaner can sanitize your couches without damaging them. The cost depends on the size of your furniture and the type of fabric, but the national average cost is $140.

4. Grout Cleaning

Even if you regularly mop your tile floors, they can still appear dirty, loose and cracked from daily use and buildup in the grout. For a more thorough clean, you’ll want to hire a grout cleaning professional. The average cost for this service is $0.75 to $3 per square foot, and most homeowners pay a total of $225 to $300 per project.

5. Power Washing Home Exteriors

Power washing involves using a high-pressure water spray to clean surfaces such as concrete and objects such as the exterior of a house or building. This process gets rid of loose paint, grime, mold, dust, mud and other materials that accumulate on outdoor surfaces over time.

Hiring a professional power washer ensures a safe, deep cleaning without having to rent or invest in your own power washing machine. The average cost of power washing is $250, with project prices ranging from $100 to $500.

6. Window Cleaning

Over time, windows become dirty, streaky, dusty and cloudy — especially after a severe winter. While wiping down your windows from the inside remains an easy task, thoroughly cleaning both sides of the glass and hard-to-reach spots is better left to the professionals who specialize in window cleaning. The average window cleaning costs around $200.

7. House Painting

Stained or chipped paint can make the cleanest house appear dirty and poorly maintained. Fixing up old paint jobs can improve the appearance of your home.

A professional interior painter in your area, costing between $600 and $1,000 on average, can freshen up your space by covering imperfections and embellishing the existing color. An exterior painter near you can do the same for the outside of your home, fixing weathered or stained spots. The average cost for exterior painting is $2,535.

8. Landscape Irrigation

Landscaping is an important spring project many homeowners like to tend to. However, tasks such as planting, trimming, raking, weeding and watering vegetation can be tedious and time-consuming. For regular maintenance and to keep your landscape thriving, consider investing in landscape irrigation services in your area. The price of landscaping can range from $1,034 to $5,720.

9. Lawn Maintenance

Like landscaping, proper lawn care remains crucial to keeping your home looking fresh and well maintained. If you have a large property or a busy schedule, hiring a professional lawn mowing company can save you time and ensure your yard is well kept throughout the entire growing season.

The cost of lawn maintenance depends on the size of your yard, the specific services it requires — such as leaf blowing, lawn aeration, fertilizer, weed control, etc. — and how often it requires these services. Prices can range from anywhere between $32 and $250 per project.

10. Wildlife Removal

Letting wildlife roam unchecked on your property can lead to home infestations or attract other critters. Cockroaches and mice carry diseases and can contaminate your food and other household items, while moles and termites ruin landscaping, foundations and more.

Hiring a trained wildlife removal professional to take care of your pest issue ensures full extermination. The cost of wildlife removal depends on the pest you’re dealing with. For instance, the average cost of cockroach pest control is $134, while the average cost of termite extermination is $300.

Getting Started With Thumbtack

Finding the right professionals to assist with your home projects is easy with Thumbtack, which allows users to search for professionals in their area for cleaning, maintenance and other essential home tasks.

To use Thumbtack, create an account by entering your name, email and password (or sign up with your existing Facebook or Google account). For convenient, on-the-go searches, download the Thumbtack app, sign in to your account, then search projects to view a list of local pros.

You can reach out to pros directly on the website or app for information on logistics and pricing. Thumbtack tracks cost estimates for thousands of projects to provide accurate estimated costs of nearly any service. From there, you can read reviews and book services directly in the app so you can start crossing items off your home improvement checklist!

Ready to conquer your home improvement projects? Let Thumbtack help you find and hire top-rated pros.

This post is sponsored and contributed by Thumbtack, a Patch Brand Partner.