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HOME REPAIR  TIPS & IMPROVEMENTS   

With the big decision of what home repair or project to complete next can be a difficult one, choosing the right one will always bring good returns in the long term. Whether it’s a fence that needs to be built or simply repairing a leaky faucet. Whatever the case may be, rest assured our home improvement tips that can help you decide the next step to follow, if looking to do it yourself or find some of our handyman help.

 Repair Tips

0462Fixing that small job or get help, our service professionals understand costly repairs can be avoided long term, by taking advantage of that repair early. Learn how with our many helpful tips.

 

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 Improvement Ideas 

RepairWhether your adding a room or simply fixing those minor repairs, or even getting ready to sell these home improvment ideas can increase the look and add long term value.

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Go Green

Go GreenThere are many areas around the home in which to increase comfortability and save some green, From caulking around windows to installing attic insulation, be assured that these ideas can help your home to become green, get more green suggestions, tips & advice here.  

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Tools

 Tools

Stock your tool tote with these helpful hints & tips from everything to power tools, garden tools, & air powered tools. 911 handyman gives you step by step instructions, & pictures.

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Add Some Sand To Your Lawn

The season is about to change getting your yard ready and looking its best will require some work and a little time. As the ground changes, or the unexpected visitors that burrow around making Swiss cheese out of our lawn then the work really begins. Trying to get the perfect lawn is a top priority …

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Air Condtioner

About half of a home’s annual energy bill comes from heating and cooling (gas and electric). Air conditioners that are placed in direct sunlight use 10% more energy. This not only increases your energy bill but also increases the air conditioners ability to provide the same level of comfort that might ordinarily be possible at …

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Avoid Concrete Mistakes

Ordering the Right Amount If you’re ordering concrete always round up or order extra, never short yourself in any case the driver will haul away the extra. Example if the project calls for 1.60 yards then you will want to order 2 yards. Not Checking the Forecast Too cold, rainy, or even too hot could …

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Choosing Moldings

There being so many variations and styles in trim/moldings it can be difficult to choose one. Using a real wood, finger jointed wood, medium density fiberboard, or even synthetics. First of all when selecting trim for around a door, window, baseboard, or even crown molding. How a piece of molding is defined is the first …

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Choosing The Right Roller Pad

When choosing a roller pad the first concern is what type of surface is going to be painted smooth or textured, ¼ inch short nap to ¾ inch long nap is fine. But when painting stucco or old fashioned popcorn ceiling a nap of 1 ¼ inch may be required. What type of paint will …

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Dryer Lint

PREVENT HOUSE FIRES When the dryer lint screen gets clogged airflow is restricted. Lint can be ignited a few different ways, below are some examples of how a fire can start in a dryer. ü Lint can be ignited by electric heating elements or gas burners. ü Spark from the motor travels through lint lined …

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Installing a Pre-Hung Door

Tools that you’ll need o 6 Ft Level, or 4 Ft one will work o Framing Square o Wood Shims o Caulk (Latex works the best) o Drill with Phillips bit o Hammer o 2.5 inch finish nails, or pneumatic finish nailer o Tape Measure o 3 inch screws x3 o Nail set o Utility …

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Keep Your Refrigerator Clean

Spending a few minutes every other month cleaning your refrigerator coils and giving the door seals a once over, look for cracks and tears. It is also a good idea to use a mild detergent and wipe down. Make sure the fridge can get rid of heat effectively, placing a refrigerator to close to a …

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Pouring A Concrete Slab

Every builder has a story about forms that collapsed or bulged due to force of the concrete, to avoid your own horror story you must build strong forms. Depending on the thickness of the concrete 4 inches or 6 inches choosing the right material can make all the difference. There are a few things to …

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Repair Tips

PROFESSIONAL FIXES & TIPS Learning how to repair those minor to major tasks in and around your can save you money. Managing that overwhelming “To Do” list becomes more complicated with so many projects and repairs. But knowing how and where is key. 911 Handyman has practical advice that can help you feel more confident …

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Seal Paints and Stains

Often times when purchasing paint’s and stains most try to purchase the right amount but it seems to be a little under or there is a lot left over. You just completed that task and thinking to yourself about what to do with the left over paint as always most of want to save it, …

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Spade Bit Sharpener

We are pleased to announce the great opportunity to test and review the very first proto type from Darex Tool Manufacturing. They have once done it again a tool that will sharpen spade bits in addition to twist drill bits. The new tool is made from quality parts sleek design is unique in its own …

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The Right Brush The Right Job

A great paint job begins with a quality brush; brushes consist of a handle, ferrule, and brushes. Handles come in different lengths, styles, and shapes. Longer handles make those hard to reach places possible while shorter handle brushes work best for tight areas. Tapered A $15 to $20 2 ½ inch which most call a …

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