The Professional Choice

A companion overview to the popular "Ask Mr. Handyman" radio program airing on Christian Talk Radio, KCRO 660AM Saturdays @ 9:30AM.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


These tips are designed to help you choose effective ways to reduce your energy bills. The average home spends about $1,900 a year on energy costs. But you can lower your energy bills and help save the environment at the same time!

No cost savings – use your appliances wisely!

* Use the microwave and grill more.  If needed use the stove and oven less and when it is cooler out.

* Your dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes in the sink. Run it only when full and select the air-dry feature!

* The more food in your freezer and refrigerator the more efficient it is.  Keep them stocked. It keeps from warming up too fast when the door is open. So your fridge doesn't have to work as hard to stay cool.

* Do your laundry efficiently by using the warm or cold water setting for washing your clothes. Always use cold water to rinse clothes.

* Line dry clothes whenever you can.

* When you need to use the dryer, run full loads, use the moisture-sensing setting, and clean the clothes dryer lint trap after each use.  Clean the whole dryer vent ducting

* Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use.

* Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they aren't in use-most new electronics use electricity even when switched "off." Turn computers and printers off at the power strip.

* Unplug or recycle that extra refrigerator or freezer in the garage if you don't really need it. This will save you up to $150 per year!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Preferred Client Home Maintenance Program

Each year our professional service technicians perform thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs on customer’s homes that could have been avoided through regular maintenance.  Houses do not come with an Owner’s Manual and most homeowners do not know what needs to be done or they fail to remember to get it done.   Advice from home repair professionals goes along with our radio program motto “Spend $100’s now in maintenance or $1000’s later in repairs.”  Most costly home repairs could be avoided with regular maintenance.

Today’s busy families are finding it difficult to keep up with their careers, children’s activities and everyday chores, let alone home maintenance.  Something has to give and from our point of view it is usually the maintenance of the home.  For most, it’s easier to put off but it could have very expensive consequences if neglected too long.   

Being in business for over six years now we have sadly watched as some of our most valued customer’s homes deteriorate before our eyes just due to the lack of regularly scheduled maintenance.   Mr. Handyman produces a weekly radio program “Ask Mr. Handyman” and a blogsite both dedicated to assisting homeowners complete their own maintenance.  We now are offering a discounted rate to complete the maintenance for you on a regular basis.  We have turned our advice into a program that will place the scheduling and completion of the seasonal maintenance on our lap so we can better serve you and better help you save $thousands$ on repairs throughout the time you spend in your home.



·         Peace of Mind - Mr. Handyman initiates the call to schedule your semiannual appointments in season for preventative and corrective maintenance tasks.

·         Maintains Home Value - Halting any deterioration of your home will maintain the value of your home.

·         Improved Quality of Life A well maintained home is more energy efficient, less likely to have mold & mildew build up and  less chance to cause illnesses for its inhabitants.

·         Reduced Cost of Home Repairs Maintaining is less costly than repairing.  Spend $100’s now in maintenance or $1000’s later in repairs.  You will also enjoy reduced labor rates for the full year.

·         Maintenance Checklist At the time of sale you will have a detailed accounting of the maintenance records of your home, a potential great selling point

 To learn more about our new program or to sign up please give our office a call at 402-502-5212.  We would be happy to get started this season for you.  Read our reviews on Angie’s List, Systino - right hand top) and Home Advisor.