2017 is here!

I just finished the year-end paperwork for 2016, and it absolutely amazes me when I look back at how many jobs I do for people throughout the year. There have been some pretty fun ones. Hot ones. And hard ones. But I’m so glad to have the opportunity to do each one, no matter how small it is. 2016 came and went so fast, and now I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of February of 2017 already! There are many jobs in store for the next few months that I’m looking forward to doing. Which makes me glad I don’t have any advertising other than the Better Business Bureau, because I would have to turn work away! It makes me happy to know my customers think so highly of my work and reasonable prices that they tell other people about me time and time again. So my thanks to all of you for helping my business succeed each year.

The one thing changing this year is the trip charge. It’s been the same for the last three years, but I am at a point that I need to raise it to keep up with ever increasing costs on my end to do business. Starting April 1, 2017, the new trip charge will be $12. It’s only a one time charge per service call (as in if I’m at your house 3 days in a row, there’s only one trip charge, not a per-day charge). The one thing that won’t change is quality. That will always stay the same.

Let me know how we can help you change or maintain your home. Estimates and advice are free! Call or email to schedule a visit to your home. Have a great 2017!

As always, we are Reasonable. Responsible. Reliable.

Are you Carbon Monoxide Safe?

Many states around the country are enacting laws for the protection against carbon monoxide.  Kansas is not one of those states. But they should be!  Here’s why:

1. Carbon monoxide is a colorless & odorless gas that is created when combustible appliances (furnace, water heater, gas ovens) do not completely use all the gas being supplied to it.

2. MANY people die each year because one of their appliances began to malfunction and they died in their sleep because of the carbon monoxide.

3. Humans cannot detect they are being overcome by carbon monoxide until many times it’s too late.

4. Early warning systems saves lives and are worth the investment to protect your family!

We can install any type of CO or smoke detectors you need! Call or email for new pricing on battery powered units, plug-in units, and direct wire combination smoke and CO detectors.  Installation for most units will be quick and simple, and give you peace of mind knowing your family is protected. Most states recommend you install one combination Smoke/CO detector within 15 feet of sleeping rooms, and 20 feet of any gas-fed appliance.  Most homes only need 2-3 detectors.  If you have one already and it’s at least 5 years old, it’s time to replace it.

 Wichita Handyman has a great selection of detectors for you to choose from — from battery operated units, plug-in units, and direct-wire into the existing smoke detectors!

We also know times are hard right now, but we also want your family to be safe.  Contact us to make sure you have what you need and to get the best pricing available!  Fill out the contact form or feel free to give us a call. We have had lots of calls lately about beeping detectors, and detectors going off. It’s very important that you have us come and inspect those for you to ensure it’s working properly. Don’t be caught off guard by the silent and deadly gas!

A friend of ours called just the other day and told us their carbon monoxide detector in their apartment went off and called the apartment complex office and notified them about it.  The office told them it was no big deal and not worry about it!! Our friends called the fire department and the firemen told them if they had gone to bed and ignored it like the office told them, they would be dead.  DON’T BE A VICTIM. Do what you have to do to be safe.

Evergrain Deck Installation

Evergrain stairs
Evergrain main deck
Evergrain main & lower deck
Evergrain main stairs
Evergrain lower deck & stair lights

The photos display the finished installation of a top of the line Evergrain composite deck and pathway/step lights installed over the winter of 2009. We had to rebuild most of the structure because of weather rot. But once we put the new joists on, we used a special coating on the joists to make them last LOTS longer. We also found even with 6 inches of snow on the deck, after a little shoveling and direct sunlight, that deck was dry in an hour!  Our clients were very happy!

We can install or resurface a deck at your home too. Please contact us for more information or call (316) 243-8288.