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Your Reliable Handyman in Darien, CT

Have you ever noticed that the moment you cross one repair or maintenance task off your to-do list, two more seem to pop right up? Those nagging repairs around your home can quickly spiral out of control, eating up all your free time and causing you to notice even more problems that are begging for attention. You work hard all week, only to give up your weekends trying to stay on top of all those household jobs. If that sounds like you, Darien handyman services will help restore your home—and your free time.

Neglecting those seemingly minor issues just doesn't work. If left untouched, problems such as rotting window frames or drywall holes can cause much bigger headaches that are costly and time-consuming to fix. All Darien homes require repair and maintenance sooner or later, but not all Darien homeowners are equipped to handle every little thing that needs doing. That's why Darien handyman services are so helpful.

If you need help with home repairs, maintenance, or improvement projects, just call your local Darien handyman at Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County! Our service professionals have the training and skill, not to mention years of hands-on experience, to provide quality workmanship and excellent customer service to homeowners and business owners in Darien and nearby areas like Stamford or Norwalk. There's no need to give yourself the hassle of hiring multiple contractors to deal with this, that, and the other thing, when we can cross off every task on your Darien handyman to-do list quickly and efficiently.

We understand that it can be stressful to search for a "handyman near me" and have someone working on your home, especially if you've had a negative experience with another Darien handyman service company in the past. That's why our handymen will always treat you and your property with the utmost respect so you always have a safe, worry-free experience with us. We'll arrive on time for your scheduled appointment, communicate honestly with you, and answer any questions you may have before we begin, so we can ensure the final result of our work is exactly what you were expecting—or even better!

Professional Darien Handyman Services

As a locally owned and operated handyman business, we are proud to serve Darien with a wide range of handyman services designed to enhance your home or commercial property by improving comfort and livability. We have many happy customers who recommend us to their neighbors when they see our professionalism and skill for themselves. All our employees undergo a rigorous hiring process that includes a criminal background check, so you can rest assured that our qualified handymen will behave in a courteous and professional manner. They are also covered by liability insurance and meet all applicable licensing requirements.

Our Darien handyman experts are well-equipped to handle everything from small repair tasks to larger projects such as aging in place modifications. Want to know more about our popular services in Darien, or have a question about a repair project that has been on your mind? Give us a call to chat with our friendly customer service representatives, or read on to find out more about some of our most requested Darien handyman services.

Aging in Place in Darien, CT

Are you thinking of making the heart-wrenching decision to leave a much-loved home because it doesn't accommodate you or loved ones with reduced mobility? Before you decide to leave your familiar surroundings, give us a call! We may be able to make a few relatively simple changes that will allow you to enjoy your home, safely and comfortably, for many years to come.

It makes perfect sense to remain in the place you call home, as long as it can be modified to meet your mobility and safety needs. In fact, an AARP study found that 88% of respondents aged 50 or older said it was extremely important to them to have access to services that would allow them to age in place. Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County is certified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS). This means we have the expertise and training to help you identify solutions that will make your current Darien home more suitable for your unique needs and achieve the goals of safety, accessibility, independence, and longevity.

Potential modifications include:

  • Curbless showers

  • Shower assist seats

  • Raised toilet seats

  • Walk-in bathtubs

  • Grab bar installation

  • Threshold ramps

  • Replacing carpet with wood or tile flooring

  • Enhanced light fixtures

  • Stair lift installation

  • Lowered tables and countertops

  • Interior and exterior stair railings

This list is not exhaustive, so if you have something else in mind, our friendly customer service staff can always chat about what else we can do to make you comfortable in your home.

Darien Gutter Cleaning

What's better than spending your entire weekend up on a wobbly ladder, scooping handfuls of disgusting muck out of your rain gutters? If you answered, "almost everything," you're certainly not alone. Gutter cleaning is one of the most neglected household chores for obvious reasons: it's difficult, time-consuming, and dirty. But did you know that letting your gutters deteriorate and overflow can cause severe problems for your house, from a leaking roof to a cracked foundation and everything in between?

Most homeowners don't realize how critically important gutter cleaning is to prevent serious moisture damage to their house. Normally, gutters collect all the rainwater that lands on your roof (one inch of rain on a 1,000 square foot roof produces 620 gallons) and channel it safely away from the house where it can't do any damage. When your gutters are crammed full of dead leaves, dirt, animal nests, and other debris, all that water has nowhere to go and pours down the exterior of your home instead. Help from a Darien handyman will prevent that from happening—and save you from other unfortunate outcomes of gutter clogs.

Overflowing gutters can cause serious problems, such as:

  • Damaged siding, soffits, & fascia boards

  • Rotten window & door frames

  • Rodent & insect infestations

  • Mold & mildew inside your walls

  • Wood rot in attic rafter beams

  • Cracked & sinking foundations

Not only will our Darien handyman service get your gutters spotless, but we can also repair any breaks or weak points while we're up on the ladder and install gutter guards, so they don't fill up as fast in the future. If your old gutter system is beyond repair, we'll get a brand-new one installed so you can rest assured that your home is protected against all that moisture — anyone who has ever had to deal with the expensive, nasty issue of water damage mitigation will tell you it is well worth your trouble to avoid it.

Darien Furniture Assembly

Have you ever brought home a brand-new piece of flat-pack furniture, filled with confidence in your ability to get it put together, only to realize that the guidelines appear to be written in ancient hieroglyphics? If the sight of an Allen key causes you to break out in a cold sweat, don't panic! Our Darien handyman experts have wrestled with just about every kind of furniture you can think of and managed to get them all assembled correctly and efficiently.

Items we can assemble include:

  • Bed frames & futons

  • Sofas

  • Bookcases, shelving units, & storage racks

  • Cabinets

  • Desks & tables

  • Patio chairs

  • Grills

  • Entertainment centers

  • Fences

  • Bicycles & sports equipment

  • Play equipment

If you have a little bundle of joy on the way, you've probably noticed that babies require a lot of stuff — and it never comes assembled. From crib and change table to bouncy chair and mobile, we'll get the entire nursery put together safely so you can focus on your growing family.

Drywall Repair in Darien, CT

We admit it — drywall is not the most thrilling or captivating building material. That's why it makes sense that most people in Darien rarely think of it, even though we spend all day surrounded by it. But when your drywall has suffered damage such as cracks, holes, or excess moisture, you can't help but look straight at the problem area whenever you come near it.

Drywall damage isn't just an unsightly cosmetic issue, though. It can cause serious problems for your home, such as:

  • Reducing sound separation between rooms

  • Increasing your energy costs by allowing warm or cool air to escape inside the walls

  • Encouraging rodent and insect infestations

  • Reducing fire protection for your home or commercial building

  • Creating an opportunity for mold and mildew growth

  • Causing issues that can weaken the structural integrity of the building

Our drywall repair experts will take care of every part of the repair process, including removing old drywall, joint taping, mudding, and sanding. We'll also refinish the wall to make sure the repair is completely invisible, and can rehang your framed photos and curtains for the finishing touches!

But there's more to it than just the actual repair, and this is where having a talented handyman on your side is particularly useful. Sometimes you know exactly what caused the damage to your drywall — a naughty pet or overly-enthusiastic amateur karate move, for example. But other times, it's a complete mystery. It could be a hidden leak in the wall, inadequate ventilation, damaged siding, or many other potential causes. If you have no idea what caused your drywall damage, we will trace the damage to its source and eliminate that problem as well, so you don't have to worry that you'll be dealing with more damaged drywall in a few weeks or months.

Darien Window Repair & Replacement

Windows are right up there among the most crucial and defining features of our homes. They bring us natural light, fresh breezes, and of course, views of our neighborhoods and all the natural beauty in Darien. But when they have fallen into ill repair, windows can create some huge problems for homeowners, making your home a lot less comfortable and appealing.

When most people think of a window in need of repair, they picture a mess of smashed glass with a baseball sitting in the middle of it. While a window with a broken pane of glass clearly needs to be replaced, there are actually many other more subtle signs that you need window repair. If you're aware of the symptoms of a damaged window, you'll be able to get repair or replacement services from a local handyman before the damage worsens and spreads. Keep an eye out for warning signs such as:

  • Air drafts coming in around window frames when windows are closed

  • Patches of wood rot on window frames, which can appear stringy, spongy, or webbed with cracks

  • Foggy windows caused by condensation trapped between two panes of glass

  • Insects getting into your house through torn window screens or deteriorated frames

  • Excess moisture on the inside of window panes, or water damage on the wall around windows

  • Window is difficult to open and close

  • Utility bill is increasing as your HVAC system struggles to compensate for energy loss

While window replacement may not be that high on your Darien handyman list, it should be — especially if you live in an older home with original windows. Older windows, even ones that are in relatively good condition, are far less energy efficient than the new, highly rated models that manufacturers are producing these days. Having your Darien handyman service provider replace your windows with energy-efficient frames and glass can help your home hold heat or cool air from your air conditioner in better, which means your HVAC system doesn't have to work as hard and uses less energy. That results in significant savings on your utility bill.

Trust Mr. Handyman with Repairs and Maintenance for Your Darien Home!

When you need a Darien handyman, you need to know that the service technician will be a skilled craftsman, but you also want the peace of mind of knowing that they'll make sure you're completely satisfied by their work. That's why Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County is the best choice for reputable handyman services in Darien.

Pick up the phone and contact us at 866-550-1710 to make a service request, or to find out what we can do to enhance your home or commercial business and make your life easier!


Mr. Handyman is a Neighborly Company. Handyman repair services are one of the many home maintenance solutions available to you through Neighborly. At Neighborly, we are committed to being there for all your home service needs.