BOOM! Welcome to Autumn

BOOM! Welcome to Autumn

The days are getting cooler and the nights are getting longer. Fall has arrived. But before cozy up to the fire to enjoy a slower pace take time for these important fall maintenance tips. ~Remove hoses from their bibs and store for the winter ~Cut back annual foliage, especially around HVAC unit. ~Check foundation for…

Spring Storm Safety Checklist

Spring Storm Safety Checklist

Be Prepared! Spring Storm Safety Checklist Spring is here, which means severe weather can arrive at a moment’s notice, no matter where you live. Wind, rain, hail, and other elements can cause extensive damage to your home and property, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared for what Mother Nature throws your way.…

What to do Until We Get There

What to do Until We Get There

What to Do Until We Get There HELPFUL HINTS FROM THE ST. LOUIS HANDYMAN Winter in St. Louis can often cause water line brakes. The copper line freezes and the ice causes the pipe to expand and break. Then when it thaws, water starts gushing! Go for the main shut-off valve. It will be the…

When Handyman Work Becomes a Life Saver

When Handyman Work Becomes a Life Saver

While painting this room and rehanging the artwork I began to feel out of breath. Finished the living room and then replaced the GFCI’s in the kitchen. I was beginning to feel very ill. Finally I realized it was “the silent killer!”  I discovered a carbon monoxide leak in the water heater. A plumber had…

5 DIY Tips to Prep Your Home For Winter

Football season is here. The tree’s are dropping their leaves. Suddenly it’s fall. Winter is sure to follow. Here in the Midwest it can be brutal. Here are 5 DIY tips to help winterize your home. Your air conditioner and your outdoor spigots are mainstays all summer, but as cooler temps set in, it’s time…

Would You Spend 5 Minutes and $10.00 to Save $1000.00?

Would You Spend 5 Minutes and $10.00 to Save $1000.00?

If you are interested in not having to spend $1000.00 on a repair, you might invest five minutes of your time in the bathroom. Look for any gaps in the caulking (below the bottom row of tile and the tub or shower pan, and along the grout.) A small hole can cause more problems than…

Home Disaster Checklist

Home Disaster Checklist

Everyone should have a house check-up list. These are items that are looked at frequently around the house, at least once a year, and this checklist should be written down, so that you don’t forget. Each month, we list items you should do for the month, such as change furnace filters and change batteries in…