Repairs Topped Service Requests

Home maintenance and repairs were the top home projects during the holiday season, says a report by HomeStars. In the month of December, the top most popular service requests on the contractor finding site included appliances repair or service (up 57 per cent year-over-year), plumbing repair or service (up 190 per cent), air ducts and vent cleaning (up 72 per cent), bathroom remodels (up 68 per cent), and electrical installation or repair (up 37 per cent). Excluding bathroom renovations, the top five jobs in December focused on smaller repairs and maintenance on appliances, faucets, and electrical. Air duct and vent cleaning also continues to be a popular seasonal job. Noteworthy was professional moving services which saw a 111 per cent increase from December 2019. HomeStars says this may be due to the trend of Canadians leaving cities for suburban and rural areas.