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Chad The Handyman Got New Service Vans Wrapped And Detailed.

Chad The Handyman Got New Service Vans Wrapped And Detailed.

We Got Our Handyman Service Vans Newly Wrapped With The Official Chad The Handyman Logo And It Looks Awesome! Now you'll be able to recognize us when we drive around Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero, and Southwest Florida. [gallery size="full"...

Hurricane Shutters

The week before a Hurricane hits is chaotic. People are scrambling to stock their homes with adequate supplies, plan an escape route, and find someone to install their hurricane shutters. However, you don't need to worry about the last one, because we will install...

But football is on…

Have you seen our newest commercial? Chad and crew are featured on our newest advertisement "But Football is on". Check him out on how he can help YOU get back to your weekend plans!

7 Healthy Fall Food Ideas

Healthy Fall Food Ideas Southwest Florida is a great place to reside. However, it makes it challenging to enjoy your traditional fall festivities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes on a 90-degree day. Don't get me wrong, I love the consistently...

The illusion of fancy cabinet showrooms

There is an illusion for cabinet showrooms, and traditional fancy cabinet showrooms are masters of this delicate dance. They showcase dreams and desires’, hoping to distract you from what is hidden underneath.  With overtly bright lighting that offsets real colors,...

Leave the heavy equipment to the experts

The internet is full of pictures and videos of fine humans making poor choices, but lets leave heavy equipment for the experts. This guy should have read our previous blogs before buying this lawnmower. People purchasing heavy equipment, beware: If you have to read...

We appreciate your love notes

Reviews are so powerful. Chad, along with many other small business owners, recognize the importance of online business reviews. 92% of buyers regularly or occasionally rely on reviews when making a local buying decision. Some buyers (about 88%) trust that online...

We are super social

Chad is a social media butterfly We love the social media outlets that have popped up in the past few years. Chad is a fan of them all; from Facebook to personal blogs, and LinkedIn to Instagram. Weather you just dabble in Facebook, or you breakout in hives at the...

Oh kids…!

Oh those kids! Any parent knows what it's like raising a toddler. If you look away for two seconds you could have a wonderful new design on your wall! If this looks like your home, don't stress call Chad and let our technicians help you! Weather you do it yourself, or...

Elf on the Shelf!

Oh the lovely Elf on the Shelf is back! If you're anything like us we tend to forget to move the elf in the middle of the night. Don't worry though Chad has your back! Check out these great "excuses"  why your elf didn't move last night!

Spring Maintenance Musts

by | Apr 22, 2014 | Blog

Whether you do the “Home Checks” yourself, or you hire someone like Chad The Handyman to do them for you, inspecting and taking care of these items are a must. Not only will they save you money in the long term, keep your bulky costs down should you need to quickly sell your home, but they can keep your home looking beautiful longer. Any repair questions, give Chad a call!
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[sidetabs_item title=”Roofs”] With a ladder or binoculars you can usually spot any roof repairs yourself. Cracked or missing shingles/tiles should be glued or replaced to prevent water and pest intrusion. Also look for any build up of leaves or debris that could clog gutters or prevent water from draining off the roof.   [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Exterior Walls”] Whatever kind of exterior surface you may have (stucco, siding, brick, etc.), maintaining it is necessary. Stucco cracking is most common in Florida and should be taken care of annually. Cracks are not usually an indication of foundation issues, but rather the home settling in. They can, however, allow water penetration and cause big issues later on if they are not addressed in a timely manner.  [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Foundations”] When it comes to poured concrete foundations, keep your eyes peeled for cracks. If cracks in the foundation (not hairline cracks in the stucco, remember) exist, routine caulking won’t cut it. You will need to hire a foundation expert to properly bond the cracks using a chemical reaction.  [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Windows”] Window leaks are also as common as stucco cracks. The perimeter of the windows and doors need to be check and caulked or add weather stripping to seal the edges. This can help with energy costs as well as  water intrusion. However, if you see condensation inside the glass on the double or triple-glazed windows during the winter months, that could mean the weather seal has been compromised and either the glass or the whole window needs replacing.  [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Water Fixtures”] Leaky faucets or supply/drain lines can wreak havoc on your home. Be sure to check under sinks, and look at the connections and fittings. Look for water stains on the toekicks around the dishwasher, and washing machine hoses for cracks, bulges or dampness.  [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”HVAC”] Just as you readied your furnace for fall, now is the time to make sure that air conditioning units are in good working order for the warmer months ahead. Change the filter, check hose connections for leaks, and make sure the drain pans are draining freely. [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Attics”] Search for signs that insects and critters have colonized. Also, search aggressively for mold, which often takes the form of gray or black blotches. Proper insulation and good ventilation will deter mold growth in the attic, so take action now to prevent the problem from multiplying in the warmer months ahead.[/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Basements”]Dampness in a basement suggests higher-than-normal relative humidity, inadequate ventilation and the need for a dehumidifier. Check the base of poured-concrete walls for cracks and evidence of water penetration. And use a flashlight to examine exposed framing. If you see what looks like tunneling on the wood, call a pest control company.[/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Cleaning”] Spring is a good time to clean areas of the house that often go neglected. Dust or vacuum chair rails, window casings, tops of wall-mounted cabinets and ceiling fans. Launder or dry clean fabric draperies and use a damp cloth to clean wood and vinyl blinds. Vacuum upholstered furniture and mattresses, and consider renting a carpet cleaner to shampoo carpeting. [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Decks”] Look for warped, loose or splintered boards, and do a good sweep to remove any leaves and debris that might have accumulated between boards. If the finish on your wood deck is faded or worn, now is the time to clean, stain, and reseal it. If you have composite decking, follow manufacturer’s recommendations on seasonal care.  [/sidetabs_item]
[sidetabs_item title=”Screens”] Keeping your Lanai free of debris, critters, and insects is a great thing. Replacing torn or missing screens is a great way to enjoy your outdoor space before it gets to hot. [/sidetabs_item]
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Chad The Handyman Got New Service Vans Wrapped And Detailed.

Chad The Handyman Got New Service Vans Wrapped And Detailed.

We Got Our Handyman Service Vans Newly Wrapped With The Official Chad The Handyman Logo And It Looks Awesome! Now you'll be able to recognize us when we drive around Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero, and Southwest Florida. [gallery size="full"...

Hurricane Shutters

The week before a Hurricane hits is chaotic. People are scrambling to stock their homes with adequate supplies, plan an escape route, and find someone to install their hurricane shutters. However, you don't need to worry about the last one, because we will install...

But football is on…

Have you seen our newest commercial? Chad and crew are featured on our newest advertisement "But Football is on". Check him out on how he can help YOU get back to your weekend plans!

7 Healthy Fall Food Ideas

Healthy Fall Food Ideas Southwest Florida is a great place to reside. However, it makes it challenging to enjoy your traditional fall festivities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes on a 90-degree day. Don't get me wrong, I love the consistently...

The illusion of fancy cabinet showrooms

There is an illusion for cabinet showrooms, and traditional fancy cabinet showrooms are masters of this delicate dance. They showcase dreams and desires’, hoping to distract you from what is hidden underneath.  With overtly bright lighting that offsets real colors,...

Leave the heavy equipment to the experts

The internet is full of pictures and videos of fine humans making poor choices, but lets leave heavy equipment for the experts. This guy should have read our previous blogs before buying this lawnmower. People purchasing heavy equipment, beware: If you have to read...

We appreciate your love notes

Reviews are so powerful. Chad, along with many other small business owners, recognize the importance of online business reviews. 92% of buyers regularly or occasionally rely on reviews when making a local buying decision. Some buyers (about 88%) trust that online...

We are super social

Chad is a social media butterfly We love the social media outlets that have popped up in the past few years. Chad is a fan of them all; from Facebook to personal blogs, and LinkedIn to Instagram. Weather you just dabble in Facebook, or you breakout in hives at the...

Oh kids…!

Oh those kids! Any parent knows what it's like raising a toddler. If you look away for two seconds you could have a wonderful new design on your wall! If this looks like your home, don't stress call Chad and let our technicians help you! Weather you do it yourself, or...

Elf on the Shelf!

Oh the lovely Elf on the Shelf is back! If you're anything like us we tend to forget to move the elf in the middle of the night. Don't worry though Chad has your back! Check out these great "excuses"  why your elf didn't move last night!