EZ Fix - Minor Home Repair
We’ve all heard the stories about senior homeowners who have been defrauded by unscrupulous home repair scam artists. Seniors often pay dearly for shoddy or unfinished work. As a result, they may not know who to trust when it comes to minor home repair.
And then there are the seniors who have very limited incomes and are living, unsafely, in a home that needs work, but have no extra resources to remedy the situation.
Eastern Area Agency on Aging is the answer.
EAAA has a minor home repair program for seniors called EZ Fix. The goal of this program is to help seniors remain in their own homes, safely, for as long as possible. Minor home repairs are provided by skilled volunteers and client cost is calculated on a sliding fee scale based on income.
Samples of the light repairs our volunteers can make are:
- Fixing broken steps and weak floor boards
- Installing grab bars
- Repairing light fixtures and leaking toilet valves
- Replacing storm windows and or screens.
Let us know what’s broken and we will try to fix it. Yard work is also available to the senior clients.
The seniors are responsible for purchasing necessary materials to complete the job.
For jobs that are too big for a volunteer to do, the client will have the option of being referred to a contractor who is participating in the EZ Fix program. Some of the contractors have agreed to offer discounted rates to seniors.
EAAA also has a Home Safety Check List that can help people evaluate their living space and look for problems or potential problems. Click here to view the Home Safety Check List.
EX Fix also offers light housekeeping to clients.
Each job depends on the availability of volunteers; therefore jobs may not get completed immediately.