Tip of the Day #6
Recent horror story. You sold your house in a day. While you're away for the weekend, the home inspector stops by to check out things. He forgets to plug your sump back in and the basement floods. The home inspector and the realtor both lie and won't accept blame. What do you do?
I think seller real estate agents need to accompany anybody in the house to prevent dishonest realtors and home inspectors from creating a terrible situation.
Be careful when purchasing countertops and other products from the big-box stores. A friend purchased a granite countertop that is too heavy for the existing cabinetry underneath. Now the cabinets are cracking. The store told them the granite will crack next.
The main problem is the big-box stores hire third-party installers (from Jersey??) When there is a problem, they're quick to tell you to call the installer who may or may not return your calls. Legally, you're in a lot of trouble, especially with companies out of state.
Hence the expression, "tailgate warranty." Once the tailgate disappears over the hill, there goes your warranty.
So stick with local carpenters and installers. I know a bunch to recommend. Many cost less than the big-box companies as you're dealing direct with the installers. And you won't have a problem with their warranty. The cabinets should've been shored up prior to installation of the granite.
Tip of the Day #8
There is only one chihuahua whisper
When you're hanging something on your wall, remember there are wires and pipes hidden inside your wall. Don't just stick big screws in there or you'll create a huge issue.
I compete against handyman franchises (I'm not a franchise) that can be very expensive. Mr. Handyman is a local franchise in Malvern. He charges $250 for the first hour (or first 20 minutes ) and $100/hour thereafter. They charge $75 to go to Lowes plus a 20% markup on purchases. They want your credit card and signature up front before they'll consider helping you. Most other handyman franchises are at least $100/hour with a 2 hour minimum.
My rates are much more reasonable and I'm glad to discuss with you anytime at 484-682-5493. I'm licensed and insured, I don't have a contract to sign nor do I need your credit card to get started. We can shake hands and come to an agreement.
10% discount available to all veterans and senior citizens.
When your electric goes off during a storm, make sure you unplug anything sensitive like computers and televisions. When the electric is turned back on, the surge can ruin your hardware. Doesn't matter if you have a surge protector. Filing a claim with insurance is a hassle you can avoid by simply unplugging things.
I've really enjoyed helping with handyman requests ever since I was a kid helping my dad with our neighbors requests.
Here is a list of some of the services I provide:
If it isn't listed above, please ask! Call Mike Ellis at 484-682-5493 or you can text him if more convenient.
Licensed and insured. PA HIC # 122101
Handyman Mike Ellis, Phoenixville, PA
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Phoenixville Handyman. Licensed and insured. HIC # PA1221101. Residential and commercial services provided. Locally owned and operated by Mike Ellis, resident of Phoenixville for over 15 years. Before you pay a handyman franchise or contractor over $100/hour, please call me, or text me if more convenient, at 484-682-5493 for free quotes and to answer all your questions.
Serving Phoenixville and all surrounding communities like Kimberton, Spring City, Royersford, Collegeville, Oaks, Chester Springs, Yellow Springs, Exton, Malvern and the Main Line.
Some new projects I've been working on.
Everyone likes before/after painting photos. Note the ceiling wallpaper that was removed!
They're great near your sump pump, underneath the sink, next to the hot water heater. Just about anywhere there's water. Well worth the ten bucks. Click on the detectors to get a nice deal at amazon.
Beadboard is perfect to update your old, tiled bathroom without spending $1,500 on demolition.
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Phoenixville Handyman. Locally owned and operated by Mike Ellis, resident of Phoenixville for over 15 years and a former elected Phoenixville school board director. Before you pay a handyman franchise over $100/hour, please call or text me at 484-682-5493 for free quotes and to answer all your questions.
Commercial Handyman Services
Commercial Handyman services is the fastest-growing division of Phoenixville Handyman. Prompt, reliable service. Licensed and insured. Satisfied customers include Ann Taylor, Reardon Dental, Remax and many others.
Requests include all types of maintenance, installations, repairs and improvements such as carpentry, tiling, painting, storefront design, soundproofing, etc.
Before you pay Mr. Handyman $250/hour for third-party help, please call or text me to discuss your needs and come up with an equitable solution for all your handyman requests.
Mike Ellis, Proprietor, Phoenixville Handyman, 484-682-5493, email@example.com