Andy Carlin of A to Z Construction and Handyman Services#1 Handyman Tip of the Week: After you light the fuse…Run Forrrest! Run! Happy 4th to everyone! Be safe.

 

Andy Carlin of A to Z Construction and Handyman Services#2 Handyman Tip of the Week: If you have stains on your ceiling and/or wall from a water leak. I highly recommend Kilz stain blocker. It is not necessary to replace the drywall as long as it isn’t soft or mushy. Just spray on Kilz stain blocker and then paint to match. Help your friends out and share this with them as well.

Andy Carlin of A to Z Construction and Handyman Services#3 Handyman Tip of the Week: Does your window sill look like this? If so, there’s not much time left before it breaks off! Using Liquid Nail fill all the cracks completely and paint to match after it dries. If you have concrete sills, it is very important to fill any cracks as they occur and then paint them. Over time water will get inside the sill and rust out the metal rebar inside. The rebar is what holds the sill on.

Andy Carlin of A to Z Construction and Handyman Services#4 Handyman Tip of the Week: If the plumber says it’s a good idea for a re-pipe here’s proof. This pipe got a pin hole leak in it 2 years ago due to age and being installed through concrete, it was repaired instead of re-piped as shown by the change in pipe type. The homeowner was then made aware if it happened once it will most likely happen again. They chose to repair the pipe and take their chances. Sure enough if you look close you can see another pin hole about 6″ below the first one. Customer has now had to have emergency water clean up, new carpet and other flooring, baseboard etc. Twice!

Andy Carlin of A to Z Construction and Handyman Services#5 Handyman tip of the week: If your yard has an irrigation system installed look closely around the doors and windows. Are your sprinkler heads aimed correctly? Do you see any noticeable staining or cracks in the walls? So often we see rotten wood issues that could have been easily prevented by just making sure the sprinklers were watering the yard and not the home or office.

Andy Carlin of A to Z Construction and Handyman Services#6 Handyman tip of the week: The power of pressure washing! This brick patio (hidden treasure) had been buried under a pile of leaves and dirt for the last 5 or 10 years. The new home owners found it accidentally when they were trying to dig in their back yard. This patio would have and probably did cost $1000’s of dollars to install. Amazing what a little pressure washing can do!

 

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