Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
It's time to dive into your Spring Maintenance Checklist to ensure that your systems and appliances run smoothly all year-long. We'll take you down a step-by-step process to ensure that your summer is as breezy as ever.
- Check the roof. If you're comfortable on a ladder, inspect your roof from up high. ...
- Clean out the gutters. ...
- Inspect the concrete. ...
- Check outside faucets. ...
- Inspect the air conditioning unit. ...
- Give the deck some attention. ...
- Repair and reseal woodwork. ...
- Run the sprinklers.
Extreme Cold Weather Home Tips
With the extreme cold weather we are experiencing, here are some tips for dealing with your home’s water pipes. We all know water expands as it freezes. If water inside your pipes freezes, it will expand too, which can cause your pipes to crack and burst. Pipes also can burst when pressure builds up behind a chunk of ice, which is why it's a good idea to leave faucets dripping in very cold weather. Either way, a burst pipe can cause massive damage. Take a few steps to winterize your pipes and avoid a potentially expensive repair.
- Disconnect and drain garden hoses.
- Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers.
- Turn off water to outside faucets, if available, and open valves on faucets to allow them to drain.
- Close or cover foundation vents under house and windows to basements.
- Close garage doors.
- Insulate exposed pipes (both hot and cold) under house with foam pipe insulation.
- Open cabinet doors under sinks.
- Drip hot and cold faucets in kitchen and bath. Drip single control faucets with lever set in middle.
- Don’t forget to check on pipes to your washing machine in the laundry room
- Locate water main water valve in your home, in case you need to shut off the water
- Keep the faucet open when thawing frozen pipes to allow water to begin flowing through it.
- After the weather has warmed above freezing and any frozen pipes have thawed, turn off dripping faucets and monitor your water meter to check for unseen leaks.
Handyman Matters named one of America's Best Customer Service Companies By Newsweek
Handyman Matters is proud to announce that we have been named "Americas Best
for Customer Service" by Newsweek magazine. We earned the #1 ranking in the
Handyman Referral Services and Home Repairs category!!! See for yourself
Randy and Sandie McMahon, owners of Handyman Matters South Pittsburgh
stated, "To be recognized twice this year as being the "Best" is such an
honor! First, by the reader's of the Observer Reporter as the "Best Home
Repair Company", and now by Newsweek as the "Best for Customer Service in
the Home Referral Services and Home Repairs Category" to say that we are
thrilled and proud would be an understatement. Our team of skilled
Craftsmen and our CSR Tammy work diligently to provide the best customer
service every step of the way from scheduling the work to completion of your
service. This is such a special honor and we would like to thank our loyal
customers for your amazing reviews and feedback to help us grow. We are
grateful to all of you and look forward to serving you!"
Handyman Matters Repeats as: Best of the Best 2018!!!
We are grateful to our customers for voting us 1st place in the Observer
Reporters People's Choice contest the "Best of the Best" We were voted
"Best" home remodeler & handyman service for 2018! What an honor to be
selected first place winner in 2017 & again in 2018. We appreciate our
customer's confidence in our business & we will continue to provide top
quality home repairs & remodels. Thank you to our customers, our skilled
team of Craftsmen: Pat, David, Rich, Tony, and Chuck and to Tammy our
wonderful Customer Service Representative.
Handyman Matters Voted A Finalist in the 2018 Best of the Best Contest
THANK YOU!!! We were notified that Handyman Matters once again was voted by the community as one of the top 3 finalists in the Observer-Reporter Newspaper's Best of the Best Contest in the Home Contractor/Home Repair Category. We are so grateful that you chose our business again for this distinguished honor. Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve you, and for supporting our business.
Stay tuned the top winners in each group will be announced in a special newspaper insert on Friday, November 16th.
We Made the Top 5 in the Observer Reporter's Best of the Best 2018 Contest!
THANK YOU! We were notified by the Observer Reporter newspaper that we were
selected by the community as one of the top 5 home contractor/repair
businesses in their 2018 Best of the Best Contest. We were so honored in
2017 to be voted the First Place Winner, and are so humbled to be nominated
again this year. Thank you for your continued support of our business, and
we are so grateful that you continue to allow us to serve you in so many
Stay tuned the voting period for the top 3 begins September 4th and runs
through September 16th!
State Senator Camera Bartolotta issues Certificate of Congratulations to Handyman Matters South Pittsburgh
Handyman Matters was so excited to have Senator Camera Bartolotta stop by our office on Friday March 2nd to present us with a Certificate of Congratulations recognizing our achievements. The Senator was specifically recognizing our accomplishment of earning the Angie's List Super Service Award for the 12th year in a row, in 9 categories. The Super Service Award from Angie's List honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie's List. Only 3 percent of businesses listed on the site have been able to earn the award for 10 years or more.
Thank you again Senator Bartolotta and staff for honoring us with this award.
Many special thanks to our employees, and all of our customers current and future.
Announcing The Twelfth Year In A Row Of Winning the Angie's List Super Service Award
We are very excited to announce we won the Angie's List Super Service Award for the 12th year in a row! We would like to thank all of our dedicated employees who are committed to superb service; and to our customers for their business and to those who took the time to share their Handyman Matters experience. This year's categories in which we won include: Bathroom, Kitchen & Basement Remodeling, Electrical, Drywall, Doors, Handyman & Plumbing.
The Votes Are In - The People Have Spoken - First Place to Handyman Matters – Best Home Contractor/Repair Company!
We won first place as the Best of the Best!
We are so honored & will continue to do our BEST work for you!!
Handyman Matters would like to thank all of our wonderful customers who voted us as the Best Home Contractor/ Repair Company in the Observer Reporters Best of the Best contest! We owe our success to your loyal support! Thanks for being the BEST customers. We also would like to thank our loyal crew of Craftsmen & Tammy for all of their hard work and dedication to our business. You each are truly the BEST and we appreciate all you do for our customer’s and us!
Thank you all for your support and voting for us
Observer Reporter's Best Of The Best Results Are In - Handyman Matters Voted A Finalist!
THANK YOU!!!! We were notified that Handyman Matters was voted by the
community as one of the top 3 finalists in the Observer-Reporter Newspaper's
Best of the Best Award in the Home Contractor/Repair Category!! The top
winners in each group will be announced in a special newspaper insert on
Friday, November 10. In this People's Choice Award hundreds of thousands of
votes were cast during a two week period online and thru the mail by the
readers and the community for their favorite businesses in many different
categories based on previous nominations. We are so grateful that you
continue to allow us to serve you in so many ways. Not a day goes by that we
aren't thankful that you continue to utilize us for your residential and
commercial handyman needs! THANK YOU can't be said enough!!!!!