Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Heat is Upon Us

Last week it was pretty hot outside, and summer hasn’t even arrived yet. I turned on the air conditioner, and it wasn’t working properly. I couldn’t keep my air conditioner on for more than a few minutes before it would shut off. I opened the windows and turned on the fan to keep the house cool, while looking for AC repair in NYC. Every other year, something in my house stops working. Last year the refrigerator stopped and the year before that, the dryer stopped working. I guess everything is just getting old, but this is ridiculous.

Upon inspection, the repairman determined that the cause of the malfunction in the air conditioner was a blown capacitor. He had a replacement in his truck and put it in place of the old one. It was a metal cylinder about the size of a can of soda. Continue reading

You Just Can’t Do Everything by Yourself

It is really easy to take home maintenance for granted. I sure did. I moved into a home that was in great shape, and then I underestimated how quickly it would start needing repairs. Before I knew it, I was in over my head because I let too many things slide for far too long. One thing I underestimated was painting, so I ended up getting house painters in Brisbane to do the work for me. I realized just how much work it was, far too late.

Because I do not spend much time outside of my house, I really did not care at first what the outside of my home looks like. I spend most of my time indoors, and I was at first worried about things needing attention inside instead. But by doing this, I ignored the fact that my roof would need a lot of help, and that later ended up causing trouble for the inside of my home. And I let the painting go outside as well, and that cost me money with buying materials to re-do the siding on my home.

I really enjoyed working on the little home improvement projects that I was working on inside the house. But then, there were so many of them, that it was eating up all of my free time. It found that it took several weekends just to paint one room because of all the prep worker you have to do, then the painting, then the clean up work afterward. Then, I would take a break from painting and work on something else in the house during each weekend. The months were slipping by really fast.

When I saw that my roof was leaking and rain water was getting into my house, I knew I was in trouble. The roofer pointed out that I also needed to get my house painted because my wood siding was rotting. I stopped then doing everything myself and got real help.

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Fall of the Flying Pests

The spring weather is causing all of the creepy crawly insects to come out. They've been laying dormant in the winter, but now that the sun is heating up the Earth, they've begun setting up their homes and looking for food. There are a lot of wasps in my area and they've always had a bad habit of trying to build a nest on my home. In just a short amount of time, they can start a nest ball. Usually I spray the nest in the morning, but this year, I called for Eastern suburbs pest control to get rid of these pests once and for all.

When the wasps came before, I would react to them as they did things, but this time, I took a more proactive approach. Rather than waiting for them to start building, I had the pest control company put something around my home to prevent the wasps from even setting foot on my home. There is always something that can repel a pest so that it won't come to a certain area. A lot of this exists in nature, but there are also ways to do this with man made chemicals, which the pest control people have.

The pest control company sprayed all around the areas where the wasps usually start building. When the wasps come near my home, they turn around instantly and fly away. Some of them are bold enough to try landing on my home, but they usually don't live for very long. I've prevented the wasps from coming to my home, but now they've probably figured out a way to make a home on someone else's home. I would really like to know what animals eat wasps, because we could use some of them in the neighborhood. I'd even prefer bees over wasps.

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A Handyman’s Job is Never Done

My family is no stranger to hard work. When I was younger, I watched my parents sacrifice for our family. My father worked as a handyman and a tax specialist. He worked very hard to keep everything functioning for his employers. If there was a broken air conditioner, a leaky pipe, or a clogged sink, my father was on it. My mother also worked odd jobs to make ends meet for our family. Today, I am the superintendent of an condo that I own. When there is a problem, I put on my work boots and get to work.

I own a condo in the Atlanta area. I rent out the apartments to my tenants. They pay me rent and make sure that the property is well-kept. I am very skilled with my hands and can fix just about anything. I work very hard to maintain my building. My tenants contact me by cell phone and tell me their problems. I make sure to fix them promptly and with a smile.

Yesterday, I thought I had some free time for myself, but I was wrong. I had a slew of complaints from of my tenants. A lot of them had things they wanted me to do for them immediately. I had to go to work.

First, I had to help Ms. Kim. She told me that she had problems with her kitchen sink. She told me that it was clogged and the water drained slowly. I unscrewed the drain trap to see what the problem was. I noticed there was a large collection of grease and large particles of food. She must have poured grease down her drain. I used some drain cleaner to loosen the clog. After fifteen minutes, the clog was gone. Ms. Kim was pleased. I could not celebrate because I still had more work to do.

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