How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks
Feb06

How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks

Inspect windows and doors regularly to stop air and water leaks that mean costly energy and repair bills. We’ll show you how. How to Check for Air Leaks A home air pressure test sucks outside air into the house to reveal air leaks that increase your energy bills. To inspect windows and other openings: Seal the house by locking all doors, windows, and skylights. Close all dampers and vents. Turn on all kitchen and bath exhaust fans....

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Tape Off the Carpet
Feb02

Tape Off the Carpet

Many professional painters will carefully slip their painting masking tape under the baseboards when painting them so as to not get paint on the carpet or other floor covering. This is a good way to be able to trim baseboards excellently and at an efficient speed, but the actual masking is time-consuming and sometimes doesn’t create a seep-proof seal between the baseboard and the carpet or other floor covering. Another method...

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Paint and Primer in one product… Is That Real?
Jan19

Paint and Primer in one product… Is That Real?

Do paint products that are considered a “Paint and Primer” in one product actually have primer mixed in? No. These types of products do not actually have primer mixed into them. The “Paint and Primer” products use quality resins that allow for good adhesion. This helps to eliminate the use of primers in most circumstances. Please note that primers may be needed in special cases. Contact us about specific painting situations as there...

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White Distilled Vinegar… Who Knew?
Jan01

White Distilled Vinegar… Who Knew?

Most everyone knows that ordinary white distilled vinegar can be a powerful and safe cleaner around the house. It’s acidity makes it useful in many way. So, it hit me that there was a use in my house that would be perfect for vinegar! Our shower head had gotten so clogged that there were actually portions of the shower head where no water was coming out. I couldn’t believe that vinegar would clear it up at first, but everything...

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You Can Do It Best… By Yourself!
Jan25

You Can Do It Best… By Yourself!

Why don’t you give the guy a call that does that? Because you don’t need that guy! You can absolutely do it yourself. It’s true, DIY isn’t as hard as some would make you believe. We suggest leaving the electrical work and the water work to the electricians and plumbers, but anything else, why not… give it a try, just go slow, investigate and enjoy yourself. You’ll find it’s not so difficult and you’ll be able to tell y our...

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A Word of Thanks from Handyman Hardware Owner Rick Heuser
Jan20

A Word of Thanks from Handyman Hardware Owner Rick Heuser

I just want to give a shout out to all of Handyman Hardware’s customers. Your support, patience, and understanding leading up to and following #Irma has been awesome. I’ve always felt that we had the best customers in the world, and what I experienced this week proves it. Customers were helping other customers, offering to bring in umbrellas to provide shade while we pumped propane in the sun for hours, and trades people giving...

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