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Handyman & House Care Services
TruBlue of Vienna

TruBlue is a full-service house care company that offers both bundled and unbundled services in Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria.

Handyman Services

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We can handle all of your general handyman needs, from toilet repairs to paint touch ups, gutter cleaning, and so much more.

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House Care Plus

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From cleaning, handyman repairs, yard maintenance, and to-do list chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights - we provide home maintenance services for seniors that lets them enjoy their homes longer.

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Aging in Place

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With a little preparation and support, aging in place can be a wonderful and safe experience for both seniors and their families.

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Deck Building & Repairs

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TruBlue's trusted team of professional carpenters can handle any of your deck, patio, or porch needs, whether you're building something new or repairing something already there. We offer board and railing replacement, staining, painting, power-washing and much more.

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Kitchen & Bathroom

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Let us help with a new complete kitchen or bathroom remodel. Our kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts can give you an updated look that you have been wanting.

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Senior Home Safety Assessment

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Preparing a home for an elderly family member is a big responsibility. We take the weight off your shoulders by providing comprehensive home safety for your loved ones.

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Senior Home Safety Modifications

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TruBlue’s experienced technicians work with you to create a custom senior home modification plan that makes the home more accessible and reduces falling hazards for your loved one.

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Meet the Owner

  • Carmen Hendricks

    Carmen Hendricks

    I’m Carmen Hendricks and my husband, Chad Akers, and I are the local owners of TruBlue of Vienna. Thank you for considering working with us! TruBlue of Vienna is a full-service house care business. We provide professional handyman services and a helping hand around the home, both inside and out. We can also help with home maintenance, improvements, and seasonal projects. Our services are perfect for busy families, seniors and anyone who want the comforts of their own home without worrying about critical property maintenance. Chad and I learned about TruBlue in our quest to find a franchise that helps seniors looking to age in place. We learned first-hand through helping my mother, who lives in a different state, how challenging it can be for seniors to keep up with home maintenance and repairs, which got us thinking… was there a better way? Trying to coordinate repairs from a distance or paying higher-than-market rate for repairs because we needed them done quickly while visiting was just not acceptable. There was definitely a need for a holistic, reasonably-priced approach to exterior and interior home maintenance that would help seniors stay in their homes longer. We also knew this type of service would be great for busy professionals like ourselves who want to spend less time working on their own homes and more time with family and friends. Chad and I often joke that we eat, live and breathe real estate. We have spent the bulk of our careers in the field and love it. I spent the first 20 years of my career in mortgage banking and the last five years as firm administrator of a local accounting firm, which just happened to be located upstairs from my husband’s real estate appraisal company. My husband has been a real estate appraiser for more than 20 years and specializes in new construction. What free time we have had in recent years has been spent working on our own fixer-upper home in Oakton. We are also the proud parents of a Border Collie mix, who admittedly has us wrapped around her finger – oops, paw! We both love this area, but have never felt like we’ve gotten to know the community or the people who live here, other than those we have met through work. We are excited that TruBlue gives us the opportunity to get more involved and put down roots. We want to be the neighbor you can trust with all of your house care needs. Contact us today and let’s talk about how TruBlue can help you get your weekends back!

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There comes a time for every family when we transition from going to our parent's or grandparent's homes for the holidays to hosting them ourselves. Cleaning, cooking and hosting is a lot of work for our older family members, so it just makes sense to update the tradition. But while it might make sense to host the holidays yourself, have you thought about whether or not your home is age-friendly enough for your older loved ones? First of all, take a look at access. How is the parking at your home? Will your older loved ones be able to easily navigate your front steps? Do you need to tighten those bolts on your handrail? Is your entryway slick? Do you need to clean up slippery leaves? Is there room to get a walker from the door to your dining room table? Sometimes an easy rearrangement of the furniture and stationing someone outside to help seniors navigate your entryway can be enough to make access safer and easier for everyone. Secondly consider seating. While you might love your slouchy couch, it can be challenging for older adults to get in and out of low-sitting furniture and they might not want to ask for help. Could you borrow some sturdy folding chairs from a friend? Could you host everyone in the family room instead of the living room? What’s the best space to keep everyone together, but make sure everyone is comfortable. While we’re on the subject of seating, do you have enough dining room chairs? Do they have non-slip pads on the bottom? Do they need seat cushions? You don’t want to up-end your house for the holidays, but sometimes simple adjustments can make a big difference. Finally, step back and see if you need to make adjustments for safety, especially when it comes to possible trip hazards and handrails. If you are prone to get your foot caught on that shaggy rug in your living room, chances are good that it’s not friendly for older adults or walkers. The same is true for cords – or pets – that you may have stepped over a hundred times. Also, depending on the needs of your individual family members, you might want to consider picking up temporary support rails for your bathroom. These are just a few of the ways you can ensure your home is ready for family members of all ages without a complete redesign of your space or a huge investment in age-safe modifications. Have a great holiday season!
Love it or hate it, fall is here! As we say farewell to the warmth and fun of summer, it’s time to get excited about falling leaves, sweatshirts, campfires and all things autumn. For you, that might mean packing away the white shoes and digging out your boots, but what does it mean for your home? Here are five ways you can prepare for late fall and winter. Top Down: Fall is a wonderful time to inspect your roof, clean your gutters, check your downspouts and make sure your home is ready for wetter, cooler temperatures, including ice and snow. Although some of this you can do yourself, consider bringing in a company like TruBlue to help. Standing on a ladder while trying to mitigate any gunk you might find is dangerous work. Plus, if a repair needs to be made, we can help. Prepare for the Cold: Colder temperatures always seem to sneak up on us and there’s nothing like trying to get your furnace repaired on the coldest day of the year. Before that cold snap, have your furnace or heating system inspected and, if you use a fireplace, have your chimney cleaned and inspected.This is also a great time to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace your filters. Keep out the Draft: Sealing your doors and windows is a pretty simple process that can make a big difference when it comes to keeping in the heat – and keeping out the cold. Now is a great time to check – and possibly replace – the weather stripping and caulking around your windows and doors. If you have older windows, fall is a great time to insulate them. Bottom Up: Foundations are especially susceptible to water in the winter because of the way ice expands. If you have cracks in your foundation, fall is a great time to take stock of the situation, even if you can’t make repairs right now. While we’re talking about the bottom of your home, now is also a good time to insulate pipes that might be prone to freezing, shut down your outdoor water access and check for leaks that could become skating rinks in the dead of winter. Safety First: We could go on forever about ways to protect your home from the impending cold, but we’ll close out this blog with a quick reminder about home safety. Winter is prime time for falls, especially outside with the ice. Make sure your handrails are sturdy and accessible and that you have non-slip material right inside your doors. No one wants to come in with snowy shoes just to skid across the entryway. Whether you need help with a few of these projects or you’re ready to take seasonal maintenance (https://trubluehousecare.com/services/seasonal-work) off your list entirely, TruBlue can help. Find your local technician at https://trubluehousecare.com .
We’ve all fallen over what seemed like nothing – a sock on the steps, a puddle on the porch, even our own two feet. But as we get older, those falls are apt to cause more than a sprained ankle or a sore back. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, one in four adults over the age of 65 falls every year and, of those falls, 20 percent cause serious injuries. To make matters worse, 90 percent of those falls happen at home. Let’s face it, we don’t all heal as quickly as we used to, so preventing those falls is all the more critical as we age. As September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month, we wanted to share four ways you can make your home – or your loved one’s home – safer. Handrails and Grab Bars: This is easily the most obvious way to prevent falls around your home. If you have stairs, even just a couple in the garage, make sure you have sturdy handrails to hold onto, whether it’s for regular use or in case you slip. In the bathroom, have a professional like TruBlue install grab bars in the shower and next to the toilet. It’s not all about pulling yourself up – although that’s nice too. It’s about having something to catch when you need it, especially when you’re surrounded by slippery surfaces. Trip Hazards: Socks. Electrical Cords. Shoes. Pets. Rugs… Our houses are FULL of trip hazards and, especially when you’ve lived in a house for a while, they are easy to miss. It’s time to take a step back and find ways to minimize those hazards. Could you rearrange your lights or install ceiling lights? Can you secure your rug to the floor? Do you need maid services (we can help!)? It might seem obvious, but the smallest things can be the biggest issues when you’re not paying attention. Slippery Surfaces: This one is obvious in the bathroom, but slipping can happen anywhere. Bring in a wet umbrella? Let out your pet after it rained? Get a little messy doing the dishes? Have a few splatters while cooking? Bump the cat bowl? There are a million ways to have a slippery floor, so the best course of action is prevention! Your local TruBlue technician can help you find ways to make those areas less of an issue with non-slip solutions. Rearrange Your Home: Before moving your light switches and lowering your cabinets – both of which are great options for seniors aging in place – take a broader look around your home. Is your furniture arranged in a way that serves you best? Think about things like putting your bed near the light switch so you don’t need to walk across the room in the dark or moving your coffee table so you don’t bump into it for the thousandth time. Sometimes the solutions are easy! If you’re ready to take on some of these projects, consider letting TruBlue Total House Care help you with a Senior Home Safety Assessment. Learn about our Aging in Place programs here: https://trubluehousecare.com/services/aging-in-place.

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Who Are We? TruBlue Total House Care is a Total Home Care services company dedicated to providing value and peace-of-mind to our customers. Our mission is to help people maintain the safety and value of their homes through home assessments and regular maintenance. We are se ...

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