Data Resources

HomeManager provides totally unbiased information for its members. We do have some corporate sponsorships that enable companies to offer benefits to our members. Otherwise, we do not allow vendors or contractors to advertise on HomeManager.

Professional Services

HM has a vast number of contractors serving on our advisory board. We meet with them to discuss such topics as cost of services, newest advances in their respected industries, safety measures, and identification of scams targeting homeowners. We use this information to update our data monthly, so our members are able to make the best choices for their family in terms of home care and maintenance projects.

Labor Cost by Region

Estimating the labor cost of various home maintenance tasks can be time consuming and confusing, but HM provides a simple solution. Our labor cost graph, which appears under the maintenance section of our website, depicts the cost of various tasks ranging from the lowest to the highest estimates. This will give you a guide as to what constitutes a fair market price which you can estimate in your region.

Questions

If, at any time, you need to have a question answered about a home maintenance issue, just use our chat service on the HM website. Describe your concern or pose a question and we will respond to you ASAP so you can continue with your task.

Sources

As noted previously, HM’s goal is to provide our members with updated information that is not biased or in any way influenced by advertisers or marketing groups.

The information we distribute to HM members comes from reliable and verifiable sources. We have compiled a list of the various professional associations we’ve utilized for reference materials, as well as government agencies and public websites.

Professional Associations

· National Association of Realtors

· American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

· Insurance Information Institute

· Accredited Snow Contractors Association

· Air Conditioning Contractors of America

· American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

· American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

· International Society of Arboriculture

· Landscape Contractors Association (LCA)

· Tree Care Industry Association

· North American Society for Trenchless Technology

· The American Water Works Association

· Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

· Electronic Security Association

· National Association of Sewer Service Companies

· National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

· National Fire Protection Association

· National Pest Management Association

· National Roofing Contractors Association

· National Association of Mold Professionals

· The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST)

· The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP)

· Society of Professional Locksmiths

Government agencies:

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

· Energy Star

· Department of Energy- https://www.energy.gov/

· National Renewable Energy Laboratory

· U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

· U.S. Fire Administration

· United States Environmental Protection Agency

· United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

· World Health Organization: "Water Recreation and Disease”

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