Monday, July 26, 2010


If you have a home built before 1978 consider the possibility that you home may contain lead.
It is very possible. Choose a company with an EPA Cerftifed Renovators certification. This company is trained to identfiy, contain and dispose of lead if found. If not, the containment practices used will keep the mess to a minimum.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Interior painting

If you are planning on getting the interior of your house painted. Hire painters that specialize in interior painting. May sound crazy, but outside painting is not even close to inside painting. Inside painting requires the ability to "cut in". This means having straight paint lines from the ceiling to the walls. Being able to run straight lines from moldings. It also requires being aware of the homeowner. Loud workers who leave a mess each day will grow old quick. Quick tip, great painters will not use tape.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Exterior Painting

As the owner of Advantage Handyman Services, I constantly hear customers say they get cheap estimates to paint the exterior of their home. I tell them "unless you are going to sit in a lawn chair and wathc them, you don't know what your getting". There are too many short cuts that can be taken on a paint job. We always caulk, sand and prime needed areas. Also, if a company does not have a carpenter on staff, be careful. When this company find wood rot, which is common, they are just going to paint over it. We send a carpenter to the job to perform any wood rot replacement before the paint job if finished. You Get What You Pay For, Trust ME!