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Your Dependable Handyman in Braintree, MA

As the residents and business owners of Braintree, MA already know, it is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. It has a dense urban vibe with all the amenities of a big city—including expert residential and commercial Braintree handyman services—but it's still a friendly, safe place for young professionals to put down roots and for families to thrive. The appeal and warmth of Braintree is due in no small part to the people who call it home. Those who have staked a claim here are very proud of their small town-turned-city and work hard to keep their properties in top-notch condition.

But keeping a home or business property in excellent shape isn't as easy as some would have you believe, even with the best of intentions. We all have unique, specialized skills, and not everyone has the expertise to handle problems such as rotting wood on a window sill or cracked drywall. In the same sense, not everyone has access to the right tools and equipment or even the free time needed to take care of all those nagging repairs, maintenance, and improvement handyman jobs on their to-do list. If you fall into the "not everyone" category, you’ll benefit from seeking the help of a professional Braintree handyman to get everything crossed off your list quickly and efficiently.

That's where the Braintree handyman service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & South Shore come in. Our experienced handyman team has the knowledge, skill and passion for their work that is necessary to deliver the highest standards of quality workmanship on every job. Braintree homeowners and business owners can rely on us to meet—or exceed—their expectations for quality of service and customer care that goes above and beyond.

Residential Braintree Handyman Services

As a locally owned and operated business in the Metro Boston region, our crew is pleased to serve the residents of Braintree and other nearby communities such as Weymouth,Milton and Quincy. We offer maintenance, improvement, and repair solutions that will make your home more comfortable and appealing. From simple handyman projects to more complex jobs such as bathroom remodeling, our highly-rated team of Braintree handyman professionals will restore your property to perfect working order, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

It can be stress-inducing to have someone working on your home, especially if you've had a negative experience in the past with another home services company. We take care to eliminate that stress by always treating you and your property respectfully. You can count on us to show up on time for your scheduled appointment in uniform and take the time to understand your concerns or answer any questions you may have before we get started.

Interested in learning more about our popular services in Braintree, or need some information about a repair project that needs doing? Call us up and chat with our knowledgeable customer service staff to get all your questions answered, or check out a few of our featured services below.

Braintree Wood Rot Repair

Whether they realize it or not, all Braintree homeowners have an enemy that is out to destroy their home—and it's called wood rot. Braintree gets an average of 50 inches of rain per year instead of the annual national average of 38 inches. Why does that matter? Well, wood rot is a form of decay caused by wood-eating fungi that thrive in timber with a moisture content of 20% or higher. Since the exterior of your Braintree home is frequently soaked by rain and snow melt, wooden components such as the trim around windows and doors, or wooden porches and decks, are the ideal places for fungi to take hold.

Wood rot causes timber to soften and crumble apart, which could cause severe structural issues. Have you ever seen an entire deck collapse under its own weight? That is almost always the result of rotten wood. Diligent maintenance such as a yearly coat of sealant on exposed exterior timber will go a long way to prevent wood rot because if the timber doesn't become damp, it won't decay. That's why wood that remains dry can stay solid and durable for literally hundreds of years.

But how do you know if your Braintree home is affected by rotten timber? The sooner you can catch it, the easier it will be to stop it in its tracks. Here are some of the signs homeowners should be aware of:

  • Textural changes in the wood where it appears spongy, stringy, or webbed with cracks

  • Timber is discolored, appearing lighter or darker than the rest of the material, or it has a yellow, white or purplish hue

  • Wood is crumbling into "sawdust" or breaking apart in cube-shaped chunks

  • There may be mushrooms sprouting from the wood, but only in very advanced cases (it's more common to see this on a fallen log in the forest that has been decaying for years)

Our team of service professionals has had plenty of experience battling this common Braintree enemy, and we can eliminate wood rot from the exterior of your property. There is no way to restore rotted timber to its former condition. Therefore, the best solution is to remove the affected wood, replace it with new timber and make sure the new installation is sealed, making it more water resistant. But if you find a couple of tiny rotten patches, your Braintree handyman may be able to repair them. We will scrape out the rotted parts, fill the holes with epoxy wood filler, sand down the cured filler, paint over it, and finally seal it.

Braintree Dryer Vent Cleaning

We often take clothes dryers for granted—but if you've ever been responsible for the time-consuming, boring chore of hanging laundry on a clothesline to dry, you can fully appreciate your automatic dryer for the modern convenience it is. But even if you love your dryer, you may not be aware that it needs something from you to continue operating safely and efficiently: professional dryer vent cleaning.

Lint and other debris like that paper you forgot to take out of your pockets before washing is supposed to get caught up in the lint trap, while the ventilation hose or pipe is used to rid the dryer of excess heat and humidity. But over time, lint makes its way into the vent and builds up, partially or completely blocking the flow of hot, moist air out of the dryer. That makes it a lot harder for the machine to get your laundry dry, and it needs to operate for longer, using more energy which increases the energy costs on your monthly utility bill.

But it can also cause a problem that is a lot worse than a high energy bill. The overworked machine can create an electrical spark that sets all that highly flammable lint in the vent on fire and sends flames racing through the walls of your home. Sadly, this is a lot more common than most people think. In fact, around 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported every year in the U.S., resulting in five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. The leading cause of those fires is the failure to clean the dryer and vent. You can help reduce the risk of fire by making sure you clean out the lint trap after every load of laundry.

Wondering if your dryer is due (or long overdue) for professional cleaning and maintenance? Here are the signs that it is in desperate need of help:

  • It needs more than one cycle to dry a load of laundry

  • Clothes take more than about 30 to 45 minutes to dry

  • The fabric has a musty smell or is very hot when you take it out of the dryer

  • Clothes have more lint on them after drying than they did before

  • Visible lint has collected around the vent opening outside

  • It has been more than one year since it was last cleaned

It's difficult to say exactly how often you need dryer vent cleaning because some people only use their dryer once per week while others use it multiple times per day. But, the basic rule of thumb for a single-family home is to get the vent professionally cleaned once per year. Multi-family dwellings with shared laundry facilities, or large families that go through a lot of laundry, may need it as frequently as every six months.

Commercial Property Maintenance and Handyman Service in Braintree, MA

You have a lot on your plate as a business owner in Braintree, from working hard to offer superior customer service for your clients to managing your employees and dozens of other things that just can't seem to get done without your intervention. That really doesn't leave a lot of free time to worry about who will deal with that cracked tile in the restroom, or pressure wash the exterior of your commercial building, or all the other commercial property maintenance chores that keep piling up.

But hiring and managing independent contractors to take care of it all can be a big headache too. They don't always show up on time—or at all—and may not be as capable of doing the work they promised. You need a convenient, one-call solution to reach an entire team of qualified, experienced Braintree handyman professionals, and that is exactly what you get when you call Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & South Shore. You can trust us to be there when we say we will and get the job done right the first time.

Almost every service that you may need for your residential property, we can also do for your commercial property. But businesses have unique needs that don't necessarily apply to a residence, and we are experts at providing those services.

Our Braintree commercial handyman services include:

  • Flooring installation, including tile, vinyl, and laminate

  • Installation of handicap features

  • Assembling cubicles and office furniture

  • Pressure washing

  • Fence installation and repair

  • Window repair and replacement

  • Door repair and installation, including automatic and revolving doors

  • Exterior and interior trim repair

  • Trim refinishing and painting

  • Carpentry projects

  • Ceiling tile repair

  • Siding repair, including soffits and fascia boards

  • Gutter cleaning and gutter repair

  • Drywall repair and finishing

  • Hanging signage and specialty equipment

  • General maintenance services

This list is not exhaustive, so if you have something else in mind, get in touch with us and let us know what your commercial property needs to be in excellent condition. A business building in a state of disrepair can be a major liability in more ways than one. We can help you avoid problems that could cause a work stoppage or make it harder for your employees to do their work efficiently. And while it may not be fair, we all know that customers tend to judge based on appearances. If they spot neglected maintenance issues, it could cause your business to lose credibility in their eyes and encourage them to take their business elsewhere.

Everybody on our handyman team is highly-experienced, so you know they have the ongoing training and knowledge to adhere to all building codes and prioritize safety. You can also rely on our team to behave professionally and courteously at all times when they are on the job site, AKA your commercial property. We serve a wide range of businesses, from big box stores and cozy little independent cafés to manufacturing or fabrication plants and service facilities.

Looking for Trustworthy Braintree Handyman Services?

Homeowners and business owners in Braintree and throughout the Metro Boston area never have to struggle alone with a to-do list that gets longer by the day. Just pick up the phone and call Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & South Shore at 508-465-2092 to book a convenient appointment, and we'll show you why we are the top choice for reliable Braintree handyman services.

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