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Top Handyman in St. Louis Tips For Winter Preparedness.

December 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  • Check for gaps in insulation or crawl spaces that expose pipes to cold air and the risk of freezing and bursting.
  • Have your HVAC system cleaned and checked before cold weather sets in. Don’t forget to change the filter and make sure the humidifier.
  • Block drafts around doors and windows by making sure they are properly caulked on the outside and use weather stripping on the inside.
  • Install storm doors and windows to improve energy efficiency and keep drafts at bay.
  • If you have a fireplace have a chimney sweep clean and check it. Remember to use a CSL log for the first fire, and check the vents.
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clean and free of debris.
  • Check your roof for missing or damaged shingles that need replacing.
  • Put away hoses for the season and if you can, shut off the water supply at each hose bib.
  • Flush water heater to get rid of build up sediment to increase efficiency.
  • Check smoke and CO detector batteries.
  • Inspect and clean out your dryer vent. (fire hazard)
  • This is also an excellent time to plan and schedule remodeling projects for the spring. For your personal consultation with our design team to help plan out your next project, just call 314-3078355.

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Custom Designed Interiors..For Your Pets From St. Louis Handyman

April 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Homeowners love their pets and they also love a great design! We are increasingly being asked to design a floor plan with their pets in mind. Pet friendly designs in the kitchen, laundry room, mudroom and even outdoor spaces such as rooftops are increasingly popular. Here are a few remodeling ideas to get you started. Kitchen: if you have a small or medium sized pet, consider finding a spot in your kitchen to create a built-in eating station. Perhaps under the island, to create a stylish place for food and water bowls. Or use a large lower cabinet, remove the door and create a convenient, comfortable spot for a cozy bed. If your pet is a messy eater, keep the feeding station away most of the foot traffic. Water spills can be hazardous, but please remember to keep fresh water accessible all the time. Feeding stations for larger pets may be better suited for the laundry room or mudroom. Maybe turn an alcove under the steps into a nice little nook for Fido. If you have a separate laundry room, or mudroom, a convenient station for your larger pet can be under a boot bench. When storing your pet gear, look for opportunities to stash pet toys in a basket. Store pet food in a large glass container, instead of it’s regular packaging and you won’t mind the nibbles being on display. Homeowners are also adding pet washing stations in their laundry/mudrooms. An enclosed tiled area with an extended faucet can be used for baths, or simply a paw washing station. For you own custom design call us at Andy’s Home and Business Repair Inc. We would love to design a custom spot for YOUR Spot! We can handle the carpentry, tiling, plumbing etc. The best handyman in St. Louis!! We make YOUR space a better place! 314-307-8355

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The Old Bathroom

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This is the before picture
Witteried before #2

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A Recent Bathroom Remodel

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Witteried after #3This is the after pic.

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St. Louis Handyman Bathroom Remodeling

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Spa #14

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His and Hers Vanity

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Spa #15

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The Spa Retreat

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The Spa Retreat

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St. Louis Home Repair and Remodeling Work Done Right!

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Would You Spend 5 Minutes and $10.00 to Save $1000.00?

March 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are interested in not having to spend $1000.00 on a repair, you might invest five minutes of your time in the bathroom. Look for any gaps in the caulking (below the bottom row of tile and the tub or shower pan, and along the grout.) A small hole can cause more problems than you may think. But because you want to make sure these problems do not happen, lets talk about simple prevention. A small hole in the grout will allow water from the shower to get in. It may not be much at first, but chances are the damage is already begun. Water getting to the drywall behind the tile will damage the drywall, even if it is “water resistant” drywall. When drywall continues to get wet, it has a consistency of something like wet cardboard. When it gets to that point, the tile won’t be able to stick to it any longer and your shower wall will feel soft and moving somewhat. At this point the only thing keeping tiles from falling down is the small amount of grout that surrounds them. But, this won’t last long and the tiles will begin falling. Let’s say that the bottom row of tile has fallen out. You can’t just glue the tiles back in. The drywall is damaged and won’t hold onto the tiles. So, the drywall is destroyed on the bottom row, chances are it is damaged on the row above as well. That means tiles have to come off about two or three rows above so that the drywall can be replaced. Once this is done, you’re ready for new tile. You really shouldn’t try to use the old tile (unless you are Andy, the St. Louis Handyman) because the old mortar on the back of the tile has to be completely flat to get it to lie perfectly. When you get several tiles that don’t lie perfectly flat, you are going to have a messy looking wall. Unless you are a seasoned professional (like Andy, the St. Louis Home Repair expert) that leaves only one alternative: replace the old tiles with matching ones. If the tiles were installed years ago, you may have a difficult time trying to find matches. That leaves you with the alternative, remove and replace all the tiles. You can see where this is going. If your wall has deteriorated this far, and has to be removed, this is a good time to go ahead and replace the shower valve. Chances are, if it is old, it’s already leaking into the wall behind the drywall. Then it is necessary to replace the valve and start building the wall back up. Water resistant drywall should be used. Then glue the matching or new tile onto it. Then thoroughly grout, caulk and seal the wall. For an expert repair call Andy’s Home and Business Repair. We are the highest rated professional handyman service in the St. Louis area, and we can help.

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Custom Tile Work

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