Do sticking, squeaking and warped doors sound like something you deal with on a daily basis? Or perhaps your door used to lock properly, but now it no longer latches? Doors are an important part of our homes. We count on them every day to have a quiet moment alone and keep what we hold dear safe. Thus, it's very important they work properly. However, there are a lot of factors that can take a toll on your doors. Daily use, changing temperatures, and fluctuating humidity can wreak havoc on your home. Did you know, for instance, that drafty doors can actually put stress on your HVAC system? Prevent high energy bills by promptly repairing any damage to your doors. Our experts can help you maintain this part of your home by completing the following fixes:
- Broken Locks
- Damaged Jambs
- Rotting / Soft Wood
- Screen Damage
- Air Leaks
- And More!
Like your doors, your fence serves many functions. It provides privacy, clearly marks property lines, boosts your curb appeal, and keeps children safe while playing in the backyard. But, exposure to the elements, time, and humidity will wear down your fence. When your fence looks like it could benefit from a little TLC, it's time to call the pros at Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia. Keep your fence from looking wretched and prevent your kids from getting injured via splinters/exposed nails with the help of our home improvement professionals. We can complete many fence repairs, including:
- Rot and insect damage
- Peeling paint
- Leaning posts
- Fallen panels
- Missing boards or pickets
- Improper installation
- Stains and mildew
Also, our contractors are pros at fixing a variety of fences, such as:
- Wrought iron
- Chain link
Drywall Repair & Installation
Drywall was invented in the early 1900s to replace plaster. Since drywall is much lighter and easier to manufacture/install, it quickly became the most popular construction material of choice for contemporary American homes. Another of drywall's distinct qualities is that it's fire-resistant. It's made out of two paper boards that sandwich gypsum—a powdery white or gray sulfate mineral. Gypsum is non-combustible.
Yet, while drywall has many great qualities, one disadvantage is that it damages easily. Excess moisture, poor ventilation, occasional mishaps (e.g. pitching practice gone wrong), and the improper hanging of pictures/shelves, can cause stains, cracks, and holes. Water damage in particular needs to be addressed immediately after it infiltrates your drywall. This material is very porous, so it's difficult to clean and dry thoroughly. Wet walls can cause structural damage and the spread of bacteria. Luckily, our service technicians are highly skilled at many drywall repairs, including:
- Ceiling repair and installation
- Stucco repair
- Seam/joint taping
One broken tile on your floor, shower, or backsplash can make your home look worn, dingy, and unattractive—when instead your tiled surfaces should look vibrant and luxurious. Maintaining your home’s aesthetic is just one reason why you should fix damaged tiles as soon as possible. Another is to prevent loved ones, children, and pets from getting injured. Broken tiles have very sharp edges, and much like broken glass, could cut your family's hands or feet.
Another important reason to promptly repair damaged tiles is that they prevent moisture and humidity from damaging your home's drywall and subfloor. Tiles are made to be water resistant, which is why they are such a popular material for bathrooms and kitchens. But once cracked, the moisture can seep through the tile and negatively impact your home's structure. Fix the broken tile immediately with the help of the pros at Mr. Handyman. Our technicians have worked with a range of materials, such as:
- Natural stone, including slate and limestone
- Ceramic and porcelain
- Luxury materials like glass
- Synthetic materials like laminate and vinyl
Hire One of Our Handyman Pros Today!
At Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia, we always put our customer relationships first. Our professional handymen work hard to ensure all our clients have a positive experience with our business—our customer service representatives are just a phone call or email away. We're happy to answer any questions you might have, provide additional information about our services and help you schedule an appointment at a convenient time.
To get started on your next project, we invite you to call our friendly office staff or contact us online for more information.