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Don't Screw Up! 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Deck

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Building a deck is a huge project to take on. Before you start, read this list of seven mistakes to avoid! Mr. Handyman’s President J.B. Sassano shares his expert advice.

8 Best Home Improvements to Make Right After Moving In: Have You Done Them All?

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Have you moved into a new home? Congrats! Here are some tips shared by Mr. Handyman’s President J.B. Sassano on how to make immediate improvements to the new house.

The One Thing You Need to Change Right After You Buy A Home

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Mr. Handyman’s Vice President Kevin Busch shares his thoughts on prioritizing safety and security in your new home. Hint: change your locks immediately!

21 Ways You're Damaging Your Home, According to Your Handyman

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Uh oh! Are you guilty of any of these? We share some insider tips on how to properly fix up your home, not damage it further.

Do I Need to Clean My Gutter Guards?

If your home has gutters, then you know how they can get dirty and clogged with leaves, mud, and other debris. Many homeowners choose to have gutter guards installed to keep the gutters clear; while they typically do a good job, both the gutters and the gutter guards will need to be cleaned once or twice a year. Cleaning gutters and gutter guards isn't an easy task, especially on a two-story home. If you're older, or have trouble with heights or balance, it's best to have a professional clean them for you. CLICK HERE to learn more!

4 Terrific Ways To Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home Decor

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If you're looking for ways to update your home decor, consider using reclaimed wood to create or embellish beautiful items for your home. Reclaimed wood can come from old wooden frames, pallets, flooring, and even antique barn boards. Just about any scrap of wood can be used for a creative DIY project. Click Here for four terrific ideas for using reclaimed wood in your home decor.

8 Home Repairs You Can DIY—And 8 You Should Always Hire a Pro to Do

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When it comes to maintenance and repairs, professional labor can often be one of the more costly parts of a homeowner's budget. While many people will opt to save some cash by doing much of the handiwork themselves, not everyone possesses the skills necessary to fix their own homes—even with the help of instructional online videos. Attempting a DIY project without careful preparation and a complete knowledge of the task at hand could actually result in expenses that far exceed the cost of a contractor. Even if you have the experience and know-how, it’s important to consider the time, materials, tools, and permits required for your home improvement project. So, how do you know which projects you can tackle yourself and which you should leave to the experts? We contacted a few professionals to find out.
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Professionals Share Their Secrets To Easy Furniture Assembly

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Assembling furniture is probably the least exciting part of decorating. While it would nice for all furniture to come pre-assembled, every major furniture store sells pieces that are not. While Ikea is the first place that comes to mind, even Restoration Hardware has flat pack items. So, no matter what your budget is, it’s difficult to avoid this dilemma. J.B. Sassano, who is the President of Mr. Handyman, recommends reading online reviews and testimonials before purchasing the item to get a better idea of the process. This way, there are no surprises when the box arrives. Read More

5 Mistakes Homeowners Are Bound To Make

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Knowing what to look for can save homeowners serious cash. We consulted the experts and compiled the top mistakes to avoid. There’s a great big myth that comes with buying a house. Your mortgage, that giant bill that floats over your head for 20 to 30 years before you finally pay off the bank, is the most expensive part of owning a house. Right? Read More

Genius Kitchen Storage Ideas for Cabinets, Drawers, and More

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No matter how amazing a kitchen looks on the outside, that immaculate vision can quickly crumble if you open a cabinet or drawer to see a jumble of cereal boxes or utensils inside. That's why, in this last installment of our Dream Kitchen Remodeling Guide, we lay out kitchen organization ideas to tame the chaos within. Read More

Hate That Brick Fireplace? 12 Ways to Make It Look Better

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Your brick fireplace is a dependable source of heat and, if it’s wood-burning, also helps keep your heating costs low. But the outdated design may have become an eyesore, and years of soot can make it look even worse. Read More.

11 Sneaky Backyard Dangers You Should be Aware of This Summer

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Summer is great, but it's also the time of year when you're outdoors more and at higher risk of falls, bug bites, and storms. Avoid trouble with these tips from health and safety experts. Read More.

Deck vs. Patio. It's a Tough Call

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As the summer season draws near, and you’re considering a yard renovation, there’s a big question to ask – is it better to enjoy the outdoors on a wood deck or concrete patio? Read More.

7 Gallery Wall Ideas That Effortlessly Express Who, Deep Down, You Truly Are

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Need some gallery wall ideas for you home? There’s no doubt that a gallery wall can really speak volumes about who you are, what you love, where you’ve been.
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Gutter Guards Reduce Cleaning Costs, Effort

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One of the most despised outdoor chores is cleaning a home’s gutters. It’s a dirty, thankless job, and in many cases, can be dangerous - especially for two-story homeowners. Read More.

Decked out: Add outdoor living space for dining, entertaining

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It's more than a home base for your grill and garden hose. It's beyond an elevated stage for eating and entertaining. It's a principal platform for al fresco enjoyment and an extension of your living space into the great outdoors. Read More

7 Minor Renovations You Can Do to Start Aging in Place

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Fourteen percent of homeowners cited “aging in place” as the motivation for their home improvement project. Read More.

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Why you need a new or refurbished deck and how to plan for one.Read More

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5 home projects you should tackle before you retire! Home repairs always pay off, but some are important to do while you are still working. Read more

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Decorative, functional shelving in your home is worth it! Whether it floats on the wall or is built in, display shelves deserve more attention. Read more

With localized, Full-Service Approach, Mr. Handyman is Building a Trusted Home Improvement Brand

Mr. Handyman is proud to be a brand that is committed to serving the community and hiring trusted, quality, employees, building an honorable home improvement brand. Read more

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Most homeowners are shocked to learn that hanging on to the same mortgage rate throughout the life of your loan isn’t encouraged, and it isn’t an industry standard. Just like routine home maintenance and budget balancing, loan officers recommend a yearly check-in to revisit your mortgage. Read more

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Decluttering your garage is about as hard as home organization gets. Because let's face it: Everything you don't want in the rest of your home ends up in your garage. It's purgatory for all of the misfit items in your home! So where on Earth is all of this stuff supposed to go once you purge? Read more

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Mr. Handyman gives us expert advice on how to build a loft bed quickly and on a budget! Read more

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If you’re tired of your old mailbox, or if you’re moving into a newly built home, there are things to know about installing a new (or changing out an old) mailbox. Read more

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Mr. Handyman of Kanawha Valley participated in this year's National Day of Service, giving back to their community. Check out their segment featured on WOWK-TV Charelston, WV's CBS affiliate. Watch it here

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Mr. Handyman offers a few expert tips in designing your new home office for both function and design!

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Fast N’ Loud’s Richard Rawlings has a new show and the first three episodes of Garage Rehab on Discovery Channel worked with Mr. Handyman to complete some amazing garage makeovers!

The show’s premiere on August 30 shows Grapevine Automotive’s turnaround story and Mr. Handyman of Northeast Tarrant County supplied the professional technicians for the project.

On September 6, Rawlings’ crew and Mr. Handyman serving West Los Angeles will reveal an impressive before and after of a world-famous hotrod shop.

Mr. Handyman’s third appearance is scheduled for September 13 and includes Mr. Handyman of Keller, Flower Mound and Alliance for a show dedicated to helping improve a Roanoke, Texas auto garage.

Mr. Handyman was honored to work alongside fellow Neighborly brand franchisees for Five Star Painting on two of the three episodes. Watch the full episode online as they are released, using your TV subscription.

Don't Call the Handyman: 9 Quick Fixes You Can Do Yourself

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Before you give us a call ask yourself, "Could I fix this myself?" The answer could be yes!

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11 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself Instead of Hiring a Professional

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Check out some DIY projects to make your house a home

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Doing This 1 Simple Thing Can Cut Your Air-Conditioning Bill up to 40%

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See how Mr. Handyman can help you cut your AC bill by up to 40% this summer!

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A Guide to Decking Materials: Which is Right for Your Home?

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Different types of decking material abound, each with their own pros, cons, and costs. Check out this guide to picking the right decking material.

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How to Regrout Tile in Your Kitchen, Bathroom, and Beyond

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J.B Sassano provides his expertise on making the removal of old grout in kitchens and bathrooms an easy process.

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Zillow's 10 Tips for Spring Home Buyers

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Before you begin the search for your dream home, check out this article to make the home-buying process a little smoother to save you time and money!

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15 DIY Projects for Under $100

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J.B. Sassano and Mr. Handyman share a few DIY projects you can do on a budget.

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9 Ways to Stay Cool for Less

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Mr. Handyman offers a few tips on how to stay cool this summer.

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4 Terrible Tragedies That May Befall You If You Tear Down That Wall

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J.B. Sassano talks about the dangers of homeowners knocking walls down themselves.

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13 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund n Home Improvements

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J.B. Sassano and Mr. Handyman share what homeowners can do to spruce up their place with this season’s tax returns.

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J.B. Sassano provides 9 tips to U.S News & World Report to keep you and your home safe this winter.

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DIY Mistakes: When Not to Do It Yourself

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When it comes to DIY home improvement, it can feel like there’s no limit to what you can do. In order to save your household from some big DIY mishaps, we’ve put together a quick list of projects you should definitely consider hiring out to a professional.

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How to Caulk Sinks, Tubs, and Windows Like a Pro

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Do you know how to caulk—or even what caulk is? It’s something you rarely notice, but there it sits every day doing some pretty important work in your home.

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How to Install Floating Shelves

Seeming to defy gravity, floating shelves are a chic, streamlined addition to a home’s decor. But how do they actually stay up, and how many knickknacks can these bracketless wonders actually support?

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How to Fix Squeaky Floors Before They Drive You Nuts

DIY home improvement tips to fix those squeaky floors

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10 Ways To Use Your Tax Return To Improve Your Home

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Now that you're receiving your tax returns, learn some great ways to put that extra cash to good use.

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Troubleshooting Common Repairs for Ceiling Fans

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Silly Putty and Other Secrets of Hanging Wall Art Perfectly

J.B. Sassano provided tips about hanging wall art

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Conquer Garage Clutter

J.B. Sassano used as an expert source to organize a garage

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6 Deck Renovations That Really Pay Off - and 1 That Doesn't

J.B. Sassano provided expert advice on deck improvements and their ROI

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5 Garage Essentials and How To Keep Them Organized

J.B. Sassano provided expert advice on garage storage

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Tax Refund Ahead? 9 DIY Projects That Can Boost Home Values

DIY home improvement projects tips and pricing attributed to J.B. Sassano

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Everything You Need To Know About Wall-Mounting A TV

Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano helps provide some great tips on how to wall mount your tv.

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Navy Veteran Honored For Her Civilian Corporate Service

Jo was recognized as the 2015 Heart of Mr. Handyman Award. The award was given to the franchise owner who epitomizes the spirit, culture and values of the Mr. Handyman brand.

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Mr. Handyman Jacksonville Gives Back - March 11th, 2016

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Strong Sales & 10th Appearance in Franchise 500® - February 15th, 2016

With a continued demand for remodeling and handyman services, Mr. Handyman® is excited to celebrate strong sales performance and our 10th consecutive appearance in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500®, which will open the door for us to expand our footprint in both the U.S. and Canada!

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J.B. Sassano Advises on Preventing Home Fires in Winter - January 27, 2016

Winter season doesn't only bring snow flurries—it can also result in fires and other home fires. That is why President J.B. Sassano offered up some insightful tips on preventing fires in your home this winter, including what type of wood to burn and how often to clean out your chimney,

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6 Ways to Protect Your Home from Snow - January 22, 2016

Mr. Handyman president, J.B. Sassano provided helpful tips on how to protect your home from the heavy snowfall this winter, as covered by Realtor®Mag. Check out the article for six ways to keep your home safe.

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Realtor®Mag Guide to Prepping a Home for a Snowstorm - January 21, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas has reminded many of the power of a snowstorm. Our president, J.B. Sassano gave some insight on Realtor®Mag on how to help winterize a home. From warming up indoor pipes to keeping gutters clear, our Mr. Handyman president provided helpful ways for residents to protect their homes.

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Mr. Handyman Demonstrates Pumpkin Carving on Fox & Friends - October 25, 2015

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On October 25, 2015, Mr. Handyman representative Megan Conway demonstrated pumpkin carving with power tools on Fox & Friends! She expertly shared how Mr. Handyman uses power tools on home repair, maintenance and improvement projects and how the same ideas can be used to save time and reduce the mess.

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Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 22, 2015

Understand the causes for those creaks, bangs, and thumps homes make. Is it something you can fix yourself or should you call a professional?

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Meet Tim, Lauren and Rebel Adams, Mr. Handyman of Virginia Beach - October 7, 2015

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Mr. Handyman of Virginia beach was featured in a local community paper. Learn about the owners, Tim and Lauren, as well as their canine office manager, Rebel.

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Midwest Collin County Museum Receives Free Handyman Help - September 10, 2015

As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Midwest Collin County performed repair and maintenance service at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Dwyer Group Acquires Service Brands International - June 15, 2015

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Dwyer Group acquires Service Brands International, adding Molly Maid®, Mr. Handyman® and ProTect Painters® to the portfolio.

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Daily Herald Features Home Maintenance Needs for Seniors - November 23, 2014

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Mr. Handyman of South Lake County owner Keith Braude was featured in the Daily Herald and discussed home maintenance needs of seniors.

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Greg and Nancy Paxton Highlighted - November 14, 2014

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Greg and Nancy Paxton own Mr. Handyman of Kanawha Valley and they were featured in Neighborhood News for their community service, handyman services and mentoring to female home owners.

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Pumpkin Carving In Times Square - October 25, 2014

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Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano was invited to Fox & Friends Weekend to demonstrate pumpkin carving with power tools.

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Patio and Deck Costs Outlined in US News and World Report - June 30, 2014

Mr. Handyman shared our patio and deck expertise with US News and World Report in a recent article.

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Trade Chores for Snores Promotion - June 12, 2014

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Mr. Handyman has joined forces with Molly Maid and ProTect Painters to offer the ultimate chore-free weekend in our Trade Chores for Snores promotion.

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Handyman Careers Featured On The Job Hunt - June 03, 2014

Fox News' On The Job Hunt featured Mr. Handyman's 150+ open positions for professional technicians. As the leader in residential and commercial repair, maintenance, improvement and remodeling services, Mr. Handyman has created a new Careers site to help qualified handymen apply online at

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How to fix a clogged toilet - May 02, 2014

Mr. Handyman shared a great tip with Better Homes & Gardens that was featured in an article about easy fixes for annoying bathroom repairs.

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Ideas to fix common kitchen problems - May 02, 2014

Mr. Handyman was featured on with an easy DIY tip to repair a sticky drawer.

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Housing Market Rebuilds - March 30, 2014

Mr. Handyman rebuilds as the housing market recovers, and was featured in to discuss its comeback.

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Prevent Damage to Your Home This Winter - February 10, 2014

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Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Franchise Owner Wayne Owczarzak shares tips to stay safe, prevent damage and improve energy efficiency in your home this winter.

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Tools All Home Owners Should Own - January 15, 2014

Mr. Handyman shares tips for home owners to upgrade their toolboxes to tackle every task on their To Do lists.

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Snow Shoveling Tools and Safety Tips - January 4, 2014

Mr. Handyman shows Fox and Friends viewers how to shovel snow and use tools to stay safe this winter.

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Make Your Appliances Last Longer - October 31, 2013

Mr. Handyman of Louisville Northeast technician Shannon Vanness shared his handyman expertise with Woman's World magazine to help readers save money maintaining appliances.

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Thousands of Hours Donated for National Day of Service - September 10, 2013

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In honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Mr. Handyman franchise locations around the country will donate repair, maintenance and improvement work to deserving families, fire stations and charitable organizations. Since the effort began in 2009, Mr. Handyman has shared 3,700 of our professional technicians' talents free of charge in honor of the 9/11 tragedy.

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Top 5 DIY Home Repairs - February 19, 2013

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Mr. Handyman of Alvin, Missouri City and Stafford owner Alan Ratjen shared the top 5 DIY home repairs most people can do without hiring professional carpentry services. He appeared on KRIV-TV to provide home owners with some money-saving ideas and the segment also asks consumers what projects they would leave to the experts at North America's largest home repair franchise, Mr. Handyman.

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