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Ottawa Home Repairs

Regardless of the scope of your home renovations or Ottawa home repairs, finding the right general contractor  is paramount and will increase the return on your investment and take the worry out of your Ottawa home renovations.

Gordmay Construction is fully licensed and insured.  You can rest easy knowing your home renovations will be completed on time, on budget and without costly errors. With a long list of satisfied customers we invite you to contact them to discuss their experience with our team.  Call Gordmay for all Ottawa home repairs, you’ll be glad you did!

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We specialize primarily in the renovation and upgrading of existing spaces. From simple Ottawa home repairs, to an entire home renovation, Gordmay Construction has the ability to bring your dreams to fruition.  Many of our staff have been through the Carpentry program and have been trained to complete every project according to OBC standards, and will never cut corners.  The owners are on-site daily with major involvement in your project so you can rest easy knowing that our reputation means as much to us as your renovation means to you.  We encourage potential clients to obtain more than one estimate for a larger renovation and have created this easy to follow step by step guide to selecting the right contractor for you.

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We will offer some tips and tricks for maintaining your home, ask us about our yearly maintenance inspection program.  One of our experts will do an extensive investigation on your home and provide you with a report on any items that may need attention, either immediately or in the near future.  Ottawa home repairs can be less expensive in the long run if you take a proactive approach.

Many clients inquire about minor home repairs Ottawa and whether we do small repairs, the answer is Yes!  We are happy to offer our services in areas such as tile repair, caulking, exterior metal flashing replacement around Windows, doors, garage doors or under door sills.  Have some rotten deck boards that need replacing, make the call to Gordmay- your Ottawa and Barrhaven home repairs specialists.

Sometimes our clients ask us what they can go themselves to maintain their home.  We’ve compiled this list for you!

The Most Common Repairs You can Easily Do Yourself

You might not realize it, but there are some repairs that hardly take much time, effort, or special tools. At Gordmay, we believe that the repairs listed below can be managed even by the most amateur DIYer. While it’s always a better idea to hire the services of a professional, if you want to do something yourself, these repairs would be easy to handle.

Fixing a Hole in a Drywall

Drywall is very susceptible to holes. Whether you buy a new home or rent it, there’s always a chance that people that lived there before you have created holes in the wall in high visibility areas. Small holes are very easy to fix. All you need to do is clean the area of any debris, use a putty knife to apply some spackle on it, and then let it dry. After the spackle is dry, you need to sand the surface until it’s even before applying primer to cover the compound, then proceed with a coat of paint.  You will likely need to paint the entire wall to ensure it looks uniform.  Tip:  Try lightly sanding your walls in between coats of paint – this will allow the new coats to adhere better to the surface.

Visit our drywall page for more information.

Broken Tile

Tiles can break easily, especially if you drop something heavy on them. However, you don’t really need to call in a professional to handle the problem for you. You can use a grout saw to remove all the grout around the tile. After that, you need to remove the broken tile carefully. If the tile is just cracked, you will need to break it and pick out the pieces. Once the entire tile is removed, you need to clean the adhesive from the previous tile so that the surface is smooth.  Then, apply adhesive with your trowel to the back of the new tile and lay into the opening.  Once the tile is dry, scrape the residual adhesive from outside edges and then vacuum out the particles.  You will need to apply grout – which after drying you will likely notice a difference in color, that the new grout is cleaner looking than surrounding grout.  Easy solution!  After grout is completely dry, take a bit of dirt (yep, dirt) and rub it around a little.

Scratches on Wood Cabinets

Scratches on the polished surface of wood cabinets are immediately visible and can be very unpleasant to look at. The solution to fix this is very simple. All you need to do is purchase scratch filler with colors matching the finish on your cabinet and rub it on.

There are several other repairs that you can do at home. Things like replacing light switches, unclogging the toilet, cleaning the garbage disposal, etc. can all be handled by an amateur DIYer easily.

At Gordmay, we always recommend that you call in a professional for your home repairs. While working on a DIY project can be satisfactory, the results might not be. You can contact us if you want help. Our number is 613 715 4841. You can also fill in this contact us form.

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27 Providence Pl

Nepean, Ont. K2J 1N9

Ph:  613-715-4841

Email:  gordmayconstruction@sympatico.ca

Website:  http://www.gordmayconstruction.ca/