Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale In The News
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale is committed to building a strong presence within our local community. A few ways in which we do this is by being a BBB Accredited Business with A+ rating; a 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner; and member of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. We thank our local community for trusting America's most reliable, insured and bonded handyman services. Below are a few of our news highlights:
How To Caulk Like A Professional
Caulk is a pliable substance that becomes solid after it sets, and is used to seal cracks and gaps in areas where air and/or water could seep between two adjoining materials. Caulk is often used to seal window frames, door frames, sinks with adjoining countertops, and shower joints. Read More.
Drywall Patching 101
There are many reasons why you may have holes in the walls of your home. If you're replacing a curtain rod, moving artwork, or your door stop fails, you'll have to patch the drywall so the imperfections won't show. Read More.
5 Things Mr. Handyman Wants You To Know
A little bit of regular home maintenance will go a long way in keeping your house and yard in good shape, and helping it remain that way for a long time. Homeowners should create and follow a customized checklist for inspecting parts of and items around their home during each season. When issues are discovered, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale can help you get everything taken care of. Read More.
Learn How to Fix a Light Switch
Many homeowners are wary of doing their own electrical lighting projects, mainly because they don't understand the wiring behind the switch plate and are afraid of getting a shock. It's actually not difficult to learn how to fix a light switch, and once you learn, you can also replace switches with dimmers if you desire. Read more
Which Are the Best Screwdrivers for My Home Toolbox?
Woodworking, framing, drywalling, and decking projects don't utilize one
universal type of screw, so professionals and DIYers need to own a variety
of screwdrivers for handling all sorts of tasks. Not only that, most types
come in both manual and powered form, and ratcheting screwdrivers are
available that reduce the need to lift and reposition the tool after each
turn. Screwdrivers are used to insert and remove screws; the tips, or
heads, will vary based on the type of screw used for a project.
What Should I Do If My Toilet Keeps Running?
A running toilet can drive you crazy, especially if jiggling the handle doesn't make it stop. A running toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day, increasing your water bill. If your toilet won't stop running, try the following steps. Read More
4 Tips For Choosing and Installing a Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan can be an attractive and functional addition to almost any room in your home, including outdoors in a covered patio space. Ceiling fans provide extra comfort in a room by providing air flow that makes the area feel cooler when temperatures are high. During colder months, a ceiling fan can be used to circulate the warm air, simply by reversing the direction of the blades. Read More
3 Things to Know About Cleaning Your Shower
Although your shower is where you go to get clean, it doesn't stay clean with continual usage. Soap scum and mildew can form on glass and tile shower surfaces, which require regular maintenance to keep them looking fresh and clean. Here are 3 things to know about cleaning your shower. Read More.
Choosing a Paint Color for Your Front Door
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your front door can offer a beautiful and welcoming entrance into your home, so it's important to have it look as nice as possible. The easiest thing to change about your front door is its color; here are some ideas for choosing the right paint color to enhance the style of your entire home. Read More
4 Things You Should Know About Walk-in Showers
A walk-in shower can be a wonderful addition to your bathroom, adding to your home’s value and offering years of enjoyment. Constructing a walk-in shower is not a DIY project, so you’ll want to consult with a professional about the layout, plumbing, and structural issues that will need to be addressed. Here are 4 things to know about walk-in showers. Read More.
4 Things To Know About LED Lighting
One of the most energy-efficient lighting technologies in use today is the light-emitting diode, or LED. The technology continues to develop rapidly, and is being used in many commercial and residential applications. Here are 4 things to know about LED lighting.Read More.
Tips For Sealing Your Deck
Your deck is a terrific place for relaxing outdoors, grilling food, and enjoying time with family and friends. It’s important to take good care of your deck so it will last for many years and continue to add value to your home. One way to prolong the life of your deck it to seal it regularly, so it’s protected from weather and other environmental factors. Read More.
4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Mailbox
A mailbox is considered an accessory for your home; you can choose a traditional style that conforms with neighborhood expectations, or you can select one that expresses your family’s style and personality. Whatever you choose, your mailbox should enhance the curb appeal of your home. Read More
Tile Backsplash Adds Personality, Pizzazz to Kitchen Design
If you’re looking for a way to create a spark in your kitchen design, consider adding a tile backsplash. Tile is decorative, ties together other fixtures and design components in the kitchen, and offers a wall surface that is easy to clean. Read More
Remember These 4 Tips When Staining Your Deck
Spring is a terrific time for DIY projects. If your deck is showing signs of wear and tear, restoring it to its former glory is a fun and rewarding task that isn’t difficult for homeowners. If you decide to tackle a deck-staining project, remember these 4 tips. Read More.
Tile Trends and Installation Tips for 2018
Installing tile in a kitchen or bathroom can be labor intensive, but it’s a fun and challenging DIY project that’s easy to learn and rewarding to complete.Read More
Attic Remodel Offers Additional Space, Unique Opportunities
If you’re looking to add living space to your home, consider building up instead of out. Many homes offer sufficient attic space that can provide a terrific new home office, media room, play area, or bedroom.Read More.
Get Ready for Spring Cleaning!
Before the weather gets too nice to spend the days indoors, use this time to get some deep cleaning done around your house. Late winter/early spring is a great time to do some truly deep cleaning, where you allocate more time and attention to the things you don’t tackle on a daily or weekly basis. Read More.
4 Easy DIY Home Projects for Spring
When winter transitions into spring, many homeowners get motivated to do some deep cleaning and add some updates to their home. Here are some ideas for easy DIY projects to try this spring, courtesy of Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale. Read more.
3 Things to Know When Selecting a Kitchen Sink
A sink is a very important feature in any kitchen. It’s used for a variety of purposes, including washing hands, cleaning dishes and utensils, and prepping food for a meal. If you’re building a new home or renovating an existing kitchen, it helps to research your options before selecting a new kitchen sink. Here are three things to consider when choosing a kitchen sink. Read more.
French Doors Add Elegance, Function to Your Home
If you’re adding some minor updates to your home, or doing an all-out remodel, installing French doors adds an elegant, timeless look to the interior of your home. Read more
Drywall Patching Fixes Holes, Dents in Walls
Patching drywall is a fairly simple DIY project. You’ll need drywall compound, a small bucket for larger jobs, a putty knife, and sanding paper. For larger holes you’ll need mesh patches. All are available at your nearby home improvement store. Read more
Reclaimed Wood, a Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Decorating Option
Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling an older one, reclaimed wood is a fantastic decorating option. Reclaimed wood refers to aged, recycled timbers; the wood that was harvested many years ago was used in construction, and was then salvaged when the original building was torn down. Read this article
Walk-in Showers Add Elegance, Value to a Bathroom Remodel
Adding a walk-in shower is a terrific alternative when building a new home, finishing a basement space, or remodeling an existing bathroom. A walk-in shower is a waterproofed area for showering that doesn’t have a hinged door at the entrance point. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale Give Us 3 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Shower Head
If you have old, leaky shower fixtures that need replacing, or if you’re looking to improve your shower experience, there are several things to know before choosing a shower head. There are a lot of choices available, some of which may need an expert for proper installation. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Offers Advice on Replacing Interior and Exterior Doors
If you live in an older home, you may notice wear and tear on your interior and exterior doors. One way to spruce up a home for resale, or as part of an overall remodel, is to replace the aging doors. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Explains the Advantages of Having a Range Hood
If you’re building a home, selling your current home, or remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to consider the advantages of a range hood. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Explains Benefits of LED Lighting
While incandescent light bulbs are inexpensive, they use a lot of energy and don’t last very long. LED lighting offers a sustainable and much more efficient alternative. As demand has increased and manufacturing costs have declined, LED lighting prices have decreased, making the technologically advanced bulbs both affordable and eco-friendly. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale explains the need for caulking in your home
Caulk is a soft, sticky compound that, once applied and exposed to the air, hardens into a substance that provides an airtight, watertight, non-porous seal. It’s used to seal cracks and gaps around your home, both inside and out. Inspecting the caulk around your home, and repairing or replacing it as needed, is a critical maintenance project that should be performed every year. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for updating your cabinetry
If you’re looking for some budget-friendly ideas for updating your home, consider switching out the cabinet pulls and knobs throughout your house. If you look around, you’ll realize you have them in just about every room. There’s a large variety of options for replacing the existing hardware on your cabinets, so it shouldn’t be hard to create the look you’re going for. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers tips for tile installation
Installing tile in a kitchen, foyer, or bathroom is a popular DIY project. A tile floor is stylish, durable, and easy to maintain. While there are many steps involved, it’s not too difficult for homeowners who have the time to invest in the process. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers tips for choosing flooring
The flooring in your home is part of your decor, but also serves a functional role. Before choosing the best flooring for your home, it’s important to learn about the various alternatives. There are many options available, so researching what’s best for your lifestyle will result in a beautiful, long-lasting new floor. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers garage organization tips
While a garage is generally a place to store your vehicles, many homeowners also use it to store tools, lawn care equipment, bicycles, out-of-season patio furniture, and sports equipment. Without an organizational plan, your garage can quickly become an overloaded, untidy mess. Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale has tips to help you transform your garage into a usable, efficient storage space. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers tips for flower boxes
If you’re looking for a new way to add curb appeal to your home, or for some new ideas to freshen up your outdoor living space, consider adding flower boxes underneath your windows or along the railing of your deck. Adding urns or planter boxes is another beautiful yet functional way to add color and texture to a patio or front porch. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for your home’s curb appeal
It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, especially when it applies to your home. The outside appearance of your house and yard offers your first chance to make a good impression; if it looks beautiful from the curb, it’s assumed that the interior looks great too. Read this article
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale: DIY or call a pro?
As summer approaches and your home repair list grows, there are some projects where you can save money and are DIY while others will require a professional.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for remodeling
Homeowners may want to remodel their home for any number of reasons. After living in a house for many years, many owners make changes to update the style of the home, either for their own comfort and convenience, or to prepare for a sale. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers exterior maintenance ideas
You may have completed your indoor spring cleaning projects by now, and are ready to focus on outdoor maintenance and repairs. During this time of year, high winds and strong rains can lead to issues that should be tackled right away before they have time to progress into becoming major repair projects. Read this article
Mr Handyman offers tips for Aging in Place
Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. Read this article
Mr. Handyman offers spring cleaning tips for your home
As the weather improves, many people take on the task of deep cleaning their homes, an exercise known as “spring cleaning”. Even if you have a cleaning service come a couple times a month to clean bathrooms, vacuum, and tidy up, there’s still more that can be done. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers budget tips for home improvement projects
Unless you live in a brand new custom-built house, chances are you have a list of improvements you’d like to make to your home. It’s fun to fantasize about the changes you’d like to make, but it’s also important to have a handle on what those improvements will end up costing you. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers energy tips for older homes
The older your home, the more likely you’re paying higher energy costs than necessary, especially if you have a fireplace. The Department of Energy estimates that a lit fireplace removes about 24,000 cubic feet of furnace-heated air out your chimney every hour, and replaces it with cold air that comes back in through the chimney. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers No-Slip Tips for icy conditions
January was kind to Chicagoans, with very little snow or ice to create hazardous conditions. February and March may not follow suit; in the event of icy surfaces during the rest of this winter season, the following tips may keep you and your loved ones safe from falls due to slick surfaces. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers winter home maintenance advice
With winter in full swing, it’s important to prepare your home for any weather-related problems that may occur during these colder months. Being proactive reduces your chance for home maintenance issues down the road. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers budget-friendly bathroom remodel tips
If you’ve lived in your home a long time, your bathrooms may be outdated. Updating a bathroom adds value to your home; but while an average bathroom remodel costs a little over $10,000, there are inexpensive ways to transform a bathroom into a beautiful new space.
To add tile, focus on high-impact areas like the floor, instead of the entire shower area. You can tile a horizontal strip along the walls and paint the rest of the bathroom. If an expensive tile has caught your eye, use it as an accent alongside a cheaper tile.
Granite countertops are very popular; because bathroom counters tend to be smaller, your cost to replace laminate or tile counters with granite may be reasonable. To save money, consider less popular colors when choosing your granite slab, or find one with slight imperfections. The sink will take up a portion of the slab, so imperfections may not be noticeable at all. Consider using an old wood dresser as a sink pedestal instead of buying new cabinetry.
Repainting a bathroom is another low-cost, high-impact change. Choose a high quality paint with a satin finish formulated for bathrooms, which will help resist growth of mold and mildew. Updating light fixtures, faucets, towel racks, and drawer pulls are also inexpensive changes that can really change the look of your bathroom.
Instead of replacing a tub or shower, have your existing one relined. Fixtures can be purchased used; check eBay or Craigslist online, or visit your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which stocks items like doors, mirrors, sinks, toilets, and tubs. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will conserve water and save money. Upcycling vintage light fixtures or old barn wood for shelving will also reduce the stress on your wallet. Remember to donate your old bathroom items to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For more information, please contact:
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale
245 W. Roosevelt Road #69
West Chicago, IL
Mr. Handyman offers important Fire Safety tips for the holidays
During the holidays, there are several potential sources of fire that homeowners should pay special attention to. In this wonderful season of beauty, generosity, and fun, it’s easy to get distracted with shopping, parties, travel, and special celebrations. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman encourages families to work together on household projects
With kids home throughout the holidays, you may be looking for something fun for them to do. Instead of letting them spend all their time playing video games, get them involved in some household projects that you can work on together. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman shares tips for pumpkin carving with power tools
Instead of purchasing a pumpkin carving kit, use items you already have to save time and effort when carving your Halloween pumpkins. Read this article.
Business Insight - Mr. Handyman primes you for fall, football and family.
Traditionally, fall is also the busiest time of year for the home improvement business. To-do lists have grown because of busy summer schedules and family vacations. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale wins the Pulse of the City 2016 award!
Awarded for excellence in customer service, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale adds to its accolades with another Pulse of the City award! View this award here
My Suburban Life - Fix up your “man cave” for football season!
Are you ready for some football? This is the time of year when both college and professional teams take over weekend television; if you can’t get to a game in person, make sure you have a space in your home dedicated to watching this exciting national pastime! Read This Article
Business Insight - Mr. Handyman to the rescue in your garage - August 17, 2016
Organizing pros say only about 30 percent of us keep our cars in the garage. Why? Too much stuff. The garage is often a neglected, messy space. But with little organization and a few DIY projects, you can turn your garage into a clean, neat and organized space. Read This Article
Business Insight - Give Your Home a Good Summer Tune Up - July 25, 2016
It’s summertime. The flowers are in bloom, the grass is green and the bushes have been trimmed. Now that your yard is spruced up, it’s a good time to give your home a summer tune-up. Read This Article
My Suburban Life - Preparing Your Deck For Summer - July 14, 2016
A deck provides a wonderful place to relax, grill out, and enjoy being outdoors. Read this article to find out how to protect it from year-long exposure and reduce repair costs.
Business Insight- Keep Your Home Safe - June 27, 2016
Summer means time for a much needed vacation. While your away from your home you'll want to make sure you are keeping it in good shape. Read this article to learn six tips on how to keep your home safe while you're on vacation.
Business Insight- Exterior - May 25, 2016
Now that summer is around the corner you can begin to work on those exterior projects. Read this article to find out how to inspect the exterior of your house to prevent major issues down the line.
Business Insight- Time To Get Your Deck Ready For Summer- April 28, 2016
With Summer around the corner, you may want to start thinking about sprucing up your outside deck! Read this article to find out how Wayne Owczarzak of Mr. Handyman Wheaton-Hinsdale can help.
You’re ready to sell your home. So how do you make it stand out from the sea of listings out there? - March 1, 2016
Wayne Owczarzak, owner of Mr. Handyman, a family-owned and operated professional handyman company, stands ready to help you make your home shine. Here are his recommendations to get your home ready for the spring housing market. Although you may want to take on some tasks yourself, for many it might be time to call in the professionals to give your home a proper facelift. Find out more about Wayne's suggestions here!
Business Insight- Mr. Handyman Offers Tips for a Smooth Winter- February 22, 2016
Wayne Owczarzak, owner of Mr. Handyman, a family-owned-and- operated professional handyman company, offers these home maintenance tips for homeowners to avoid weather- related problems during the cold winter months. Read the full article here.
My Suburban Life- Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Helps Church on Service Day- September 15, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, a Wheaton businessman took himself, his coworkers and his tools out into the DuPage community for the National Day of Service...Read full article here.
My Suburban Life - Mr. Handyman Gives Back During Day of Service - September 18, 2014
Realtor Mag Article - March 19, 2014
Wayne Owczarzak from Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale conducted an interview in Realtor Mag, the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors (Circulation: 1 million / UVM: 1.7 million). Wayne provided helpful tips to block water from damaging homes as an expert in home repair and protection. Article Link
Tips to Prevent Damage to your Home this Winter - February 01, 2014
Wayne Owczarzak, Owner of Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale shares tips pn Fox News about how to prevent damage to your home this winter.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton National Day of Service September 2013 - September 13, 2013
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale participated for the third year in the National Day of Service. We partnered with Community Housing Advocacy & Development(CHAD)in Wheaton this year. CHAD provided us with a list of items for one of their houses to complete during the day. Article Link.
Power Tools Make Pumpkin Carving More Fun - October 09, 2012
Watch Wayne Owczarzak, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale on WGN in Chicago, Illinois. Learn how to carve pumpkins utilizing power tools. See all the different techniques to make your own pumpkin or dress is up with items you have in your toolbox.
Interview with Wayne Owczarzak Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Owner - September 19, 2012
Hear from the owner of Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale while at his National Day of Service with Bridges Communities. Download PDF
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton National Day of Service 2012 - September 10, 2012
As part of National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Wheaton
to Hinsdale will perform over 40 hours of repair and maintenance jobs
on Monday, September 10, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs.
Owner Wayne Owczarzak, along with his three technicians, will be providing service to Bridge Communities, a non-profit organization devoted to helping homeless families in DuPage County through programs that focus on housing, mentoring, and empowerment. Among many, their projects will include sprucing up the main office and remodeling and upgrading the entire basement of a transitional housing complex in Glen Ellyn.
Ideas to Makeover Your Deck - July 01, 2012
Watch Wayne Owczarzak, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale on NBC in Chicago, Illinois. Learn how to update and improve the appearance of your deck, understand the difference between treated wood or composite decking; or just spruce up your railings by replacing your wood ballisters with one of many decorative ballisters.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton National Day of Service 2011 - September 09, 2011
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale is teaming with Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn and donating technicians’ time and services to better the lives of homeless families.
Chicago Tribune Article - May 23, 2009
Easy and inexpensive ways to remodel your home on a tight budget. Download PDF