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Homeowner's HANDYMAN & ODD JOBS LIBRARY

Hiring the right person for the job is very important.

Choosing A Handyman
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Are you like the other million and some homeowners that need a handyman to provide home repairs and property maintenance? Sometimes it's something simply as in painting a surface, fixing a hole in the wall or remodeling the bathroom. Often times it is something silly like a broken faucet or loose banister. There is constantly something that needs repairing. Unfortunately in today's world it can be extremely difficult to find a qualified professional in your area that can work with your budget.

Before hiring a handy man, there a few steps that are recommended to ensure that your needs be met. First and foremost, depending on the laws in your state, always make sure to check for a valid and current license upon having work done. It is also important to make sure that your handyman is properly insured. Below are a few additional steps to keep in mind:

• Make a detailed list of everything that you would like to have done, and be prepared to present this organized list to your handyman during a pre-screening and upon arrival. You want to make sure that the handyman you hire has the skills to successfully perform the tasks required of him. Also, presenting your handyman with an organized...more

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Assembling Toolbox Essentials
Bevel Gauge
Blueboard and Veneer Plaster
Brick Basics
Childproofing Your Home
Choosing A Handyman
Choosing Your Work Tools
Drainage, Wastewater, and Vent Systems
Drills and Bits
Power Washing
Removing Wallpaper
Underlaying Plaster
Understanding Plaster
Weather Stripping
Working With Drywall

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Brick happens to be a very durable, beautiful building material that requires low maintenance and brings energy efficiency and lastly appeal to your home. In order to protect the appearance and longevity of your brick, you will need to periodically inspect your brick and

necessary advancements. Wall paper is now available in several outer surfaces including silk, fabric, string, grass cloth/burlap, cork-faced, foil and even vinyl. An array of unique colors and printed patterns are also available...more

Removing Wallpaper
Wallpaper has been around for several generations. In the beginning, wallpaper was made of real paper and home-made pastes, making its removal fairly easy. Since then, wallpaper has become extremely popular in the decorating scene and manufacturers have made

sturdiest. However, hot sunny days and vinyl do not mix well. The hot sunlight often causes the vinyl to chip and crack. Do-it-yourself kits come with a variety of downspouts, end caps, corner connections, and several other...more

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