As a locally owned and operated business in Anne Arundel County, we’re proud to serve the residents of Edgewater and nearby communities such as Crownsville and Annapolis. Our team provides a wide range of expert home repair, improvement, and maintenance services that enhance the comfort and livability of your property—not to mention, its curb appeal and property value.
When you call our team of service providers, you rest assured that you’re getting top-quality workmanship from a licensed, insured professional who’s skilled in a range of maintenance, improvement, and repair projects. Interested in learning more about our popular handyman services, or have questions about a nagging problem with your house? No problem! Give us a call to chat with our friendly office staff and get all your questions answered quickly and easily. Or, check out some of our most requested Edgewater handyman services below.
Are you constantly looking for extra space in a home that feels like it’s overflowing with people and stuff? Or maybe you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, and want to increase its property value. If you have an unfinished basement, the answer to both those problems is right below your feet.
Professional remodeling services provided by a skilled Edgewater handyman can transform your basement into the best part of your house, and give you ample room. If your basement is already finished but is not suited to your needs, we can transform it into your ideal space.
If it’s unfinished, we can provide flooring and drywall installation services to turn your basement into a comfortable, inviting, and appealing area. Then comes the best part—planning a layout that will incorporate the features you really want, and need, to improve your living space. Not sure what to include in your basement remodel? Here are a few ideas:
- Additional bedrooms for guests or children who don't want to share a room upstairs
- A new bathroom, which will have a big impact on your property’s resale value and make the downstairs area more comfortable
- A fun rec room with a game table or billiards table
- A wine cellar and tasting room with a bar
- An office for working from home
- Studios for art, crafts, hobbies, or dance
- A gym so you can workout at home
- A children's playroom to keep toy clutter contained
- A home theater for family movie nights
- A laundry room to make cleaning and sorting clothes easier
Can You Install Hardwood Floors in a Basement?
Solid hardwood planks are not the best choice for a basement in Edgewater, because they are susceptible to warping when damp, and Edgewater is on the Bay, so basements there often have moisture issues. But if you love the look of natural hardwood, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is an excellent option. This flooring material is made out of PVC but mimics the appearance of real wood. Because of its unique construction, LVT wears well in humid environments and won’t get damaged easily. Other popular flooring choices for basements include ceramic tile or laminate.
EDGEWATER TILE INSTALLATION
You probably already have tile in your home, whether it’s on your floors, walls, or both. Tile has many attractive qualities: It's durable, long-lasting, and comes in a vast array of colors, shapes, sizes, patterns, textures, and materials. That means installing new tiles is the perfect way to put your own personality and sense of style into your home. Or, if you’re thinking of selling in the near future, choose a classic, neutral look that will increase your property value.
Choosing the right tile material from among the many options can feel overwhelming at first, but there are a few key factors that will help narrow it down. Consider the tile’s location in your home, and what your top priorities are. For example, glass tile is too delicate for the floor, but it adds depth and interest when used in a kitchen backsplash.
Another consideration is how much maintenance you’re willing to do. A natural stone tile such as slate is absolutely beautiful and can serve as a conversation piece, but it does need to be carefully maintained and sealed regularly to upkeep its appearance. Ceramic or porcelain tile might not be quite as eye-catching, but they come in a huge variety of styles, are extremely durable, and are virtually maintenance-free. Of course, if you need help selecting the right type of tile, our experienced handyman team would be happy to offer expert advice. We know all about tile installation and tile repair.
Our Team Can Install a Range of Tiles:
- Natural stones such as slate, marble, & travertine
- Porcelain & ceramic
What's the Difference Between Caulk and Grout?
Basically, grout is a cement-like mixture that bonds tile to the backer board and fills the gaps between tiles, while the caulk is a semi-flexible, waterproof polymer that is used to seal edges where tile meets another surface such as drywall (among many other purposes). Caulk is also sometimes used in corners where two tiled surfaces meet. All buildings shift and settle over time, and the more flexible caulk provides "wiggle room" in 90-degree joints to accommodate settling.
PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION/REPAIR
Need to get a leaky faucet fixed, or have a ceiling fan installed? Time to call a plumber or electrician... right? Actually, there’s no need to call a plumbing or electrical contractor when your local Edgewater handyman can take care of basic plumbing and electrical tasks—along with dozens of other improvements around your property.
Our Electrical and Plumbing Services in Edgewater Include:
- Ceiling fan installation & repair
- Installing dimmers, timers, & motion detectors
- Installing or testing difficult-to-reach smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors
- Light fixture installation & repair
- Repairing loose electrical sockets & wall switches
- Faucet repair & installation
- Sink installation & repair
- Repairing minor plumbing leaks
- Pipe insulation
- Toilet repair & installation
- Sump pump replacement
HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN EDGEWATER, MD
Are you happy to be paying more than necessary every month on your utility bills? Most homeowners don't like that thought, but it’s exactly what happens when your home is not energy efficient. Your home, with all its appliances and amenities, uses a lot of energy and water to run smoothly, stay sanitary, and keep you comfortable. By reducing energy and water usage with some smart modifications, you can improve your home’s livability and significantly reduce utility costs. Our Edgewater handyman services will help with that.
Your HVAC system is likely the biggest energy hog in your home, so it represents the largest portion of your expense on your utility bill. But there may be problems with your house that are causing your HVAC system to work a lot longer and more frequently than it should. Issues such as deteriorated exterior siding, damaged drywall, and crumbling window frames or door jambs can let in air drafts that change the temperature in your home. This prompts your HVAC system to turn on and try to restore the temperature back to what you set on your thermostat. By sealing up air drafts, our team can vastly improve your home’s efficiency so your HVAC system doesn't have to use as much energy. This could include tasks such as:
- Repairing siding with cracks, holes, or missing sections
- Replacing or repairing window frames and door jambs
- Repairing soffits and fascia boards, which are parts of your roofline that help control airflow in the roof rafters or attic space
- Repairing holes or cracks in drywall, so you aren't paying to heat or cool the inside of your walls
While preventing air drafts is a big part of making your home run more efficiently, there are also other jobs your Edgewater handyman can do to lower your utility bills. Some of these cost-reducing measures include:
- Insulating your water heater so it holds heat in better, and doesn't use as much energy
- Cleaning and repairing your gutters to avoid severe moisture damage, ranging from a leaky roof to a cracked foundation, that will also cause efficiency-compromising air drafts
- Installing awnings or a screened-in porch to shade the side of your house that gets the most direct sunlight, keeping temperatures lower on hot days so your air conditioner doesn't have to turn on as much
Energy Saving Tip: Turn Down the Temperature on Your Water Heater
Most water heater manufacturers set the default temperature on the unit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You want a nice, hot shower, but not that hot—which is why most people adjust the tap to mix in cold water and bring the temperature down. But your water heater uses a lot of energy by constantly heating water. Have a handyman lower the temperature setting on your water heater tank by 20 degrees. That way, you can save money on heating costs and the water will still be at a comfortable temperature. As an added bonus, this greatly reduces the risk of scalding for children.
Do You Need Home Repair, Improvement, and Maintenance Help From an Edgewater Handyman?
Whether your to-do list is getting unmanageable or there's one big project that needs to get done, you can depend on the courteous, professional service provided by the team at Mr. Handyman of Anne Arundel and North PG. Our mission is to enhance your property with services that make your home more comfortable, and your life easier.
Pick up the phone and call us today to chat with our friendly customer service team and book an appointment. We’ll show you why we're considered the smart choice for reliable Edgewater handyman services!