Leaking windows, rotten deck boards, cracked tiles, loose cabinet doors... all the work that goes into keeping your home in excellent condition can make it feel like your maintenance list is never-ending! Between nagging repairs and desperately-needed improvements, it's hard to find a moment to relax and enjoy your free time. Most Watchung business owners and homeowners are devoted to maintaining their property so it looks and functions at its best, but that can be a frustrating task when you're not equipped with the right tools and expertise to deal with everything that needs to get done.

The simple solution is to get professional help, but that can be easier said than done. Hiring and managing multiple contractors to take care of various tasks around your home can be almost as much hassle as just doing the work yourself. You need to be able to make one phone call and reach an entire team of highly skilled handymen who are capable of crossing every job off your to-do list quickly and efficiently.

Fortunately, Watchung residents have a convenient one-call Watchung handyman solution at their fingertips with Mr. Handyman of South Orange/Westfield/Scotch Plains and Metuchen! Our service professionals have years—and in some cases, decades—of hands-on experience in repair trades, including specializations in carpentry, masonry and renovation. That experience has given them the ability to provide outstanding workmanship and effective, long-lasting repair solutions on every job, big or small.

Our business philosophy includes an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service, which is why we've been an Angie's List Super Service Award Winner for 10 years and have maintained a superior service rating across more than 2,500 online reviews. We always deliver a safe, worry-free experience by communicating clearly with you, arriving promptly for your scheduled appointment, and taking the time to answer any questions you may have before we begin. That way, we can ensure the final reveal of your finished project meets or exceeds your expectations.

Professional Handyman Service in Watchung, NJ

As a family-owned, locally-run home improvement business, we’re very proud to serve the people of Watchung and nearby areas such as Basking Ridge, Scotch Plains, andBerkeley Heights with a wide range of popular services designed to enhance the comfort and livability of your property. Our service providers can take care of everything from minor home repairs to major projects such as bathroom remodeling.

Have questions about a repair project that has been on your mind, or want to know more about our services for your Watchung home or commercial business? Give us a call to chat with one of our friendly customer service representatives! We're pleased to offer expert advice, so you can make an informed decision about your property’s care. Or, check out our videos with tips and ideas for enhancing your home.


Do you want to increase your property value before selling by enhancing it with unique details? Or, do you plan to remain in your home for years to come and want to tailor it to suit your particular needs and tastes? A skilled carpenter can accomplish both of those goals with a cleverly designed carpentry project that is made to your exact specifications. One-of-a-kind woodworking details are some of the most charming elements in historic homes, but they don't have to be left behind in the past. Our skilled carpenters are capable of creating elaborate trim and built-in furniture that will raise your property value and add elements of unique charm to your home.

Ideas for carpentry projects that can make a huge difference to your home’s style include:

  • Cabinets

  • Mantels

  • Bookcases & shelving

  • Wainscoting & wall paneling

  • Window seats & built-in benches

  • Flower boxes & planters

  • Decks & porches

  • Kitchen islands & counters

  • Crown molding & other interior trim


Your exterior doors are the first point of contact for visitors, so they should make a positive first impression. But more importantly, they protect your home from factors such as rough weather, wildlife damage, and even home intrusion or vandalism—and when they're in poor condition, they can't keep your home safe. If neglected, damage such as wood rot and deterioration from insects can worsen and spread to other parts of your home.

Not sure if you need repair or a complete entry door replacement? It comes down to the extent of damage. Minor cosmetic issues or one broken door element can likely be repaired by Mr. Handyman without needing to install a new door. However, widespread or severe damage will be more costly to repair than a replacement door. Here are some telltale signs that you need repair or replacement for your exterior doors:

  • Cold drafts coming from the door frame or visible light around the door’s edges

  • Insect wood damage, which may look like a maze of grooves or tracks on the surface, or may cause the door to feel lighter than it used to be as it's hollowed out from the inside

  • Rotten wood on the door frame, threshold, or door itself

  • Difficulty opening and closing the door

  • Squeaky, rusty hinges

  • Holes and rips in screen or storm doors

  • Foggy window in the door caused by condensation trapped between panes

  • Vandalism or forced entry damage


Anyone who has had to hang laundry out to dry on a clothesline knows that an automatic clothes dryer is a modern convenience worth having. But few homeowners realize that their dryer needs something to keep functioning safely and efficiently: dryer vent cleaning.

Normally, your dryer uses the vent to get rid of hot, humid air, while lint and other debris go into the lint trap. However, over time lint makes its way into the vent and builds up, partially or completely blocking air flow. Because the dryer can't vent properly, it struggles to dry your laundry and eats up a lot more energy than usual—increasing your utility bill.

Even worse, it can create a spark that sets the flammable lint on fire, sending flames blazing through the walls of your home. This happens a lot more often than people think—nearly 3,000 clothes dryer fires are reported every year in the United States, resulting in injury, death, and staggering property loss. Many of those fires could have been prevented by professional dryer vent cleaning. You can help keep your dryer operating safely by always cleaning out the lint trap after every load of laundry.

But how can you tell if you need dryer vent cleaning? Here are some warning signs to be aware of:

  • Takes longer than about 30 to 45 minutes to dry laundry

  • Clothes are still damp after one cycle

  • Laundry is extremely hot or has a musty smell after drying

  • Increased energy costs on your utility bill

  • Visible lint gathered around outside vent

  • Over a year passed since it was last cleaned

Some people only use their dryer once per week, while others run it multiple times per day, so it's difficult to say how often you need professional dryer vent cleaning. However, once per year is a good rule for an average single family. A large family home that produces a lot of laundry or an apartment building with shared laundry facilities will likely need cleaning as frequently as every six months.

Need a Watchung Handyman? Rely on Mr. Handyman for Home Repairs and Improvements

When your Watchung home needs repair, maintenance, and improvement services, you can count on outstanding workmanship and superior customer service from the pros at Mr. Handyman of South Orange/Westfield/Scotch Plains and Metuchen.

Call us today to make a service request and find out why we're considered Watchung's first choice for reliable handyman services!