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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Furnace Fires! Be Safe this winter.

    Posted By MyGuy || 12-Dec-2013

    Did you know that almost half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling? Therefore, you can see how important it is to make smart decisions about your home’s or office heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system because it can have a big effect on your utility bills and comfort in your home or office. Be sure to have your HVAC equipment tuned up yearly.A ...
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  • Repair the bumps or damaged areas in your carpet

    Posted By MyGuy || 10-Dec-2013

    Are you bothered by a carpet with unsightly and dangerous bumps, creases or ripples? Carpets seem to have a life of their own. One day they are fresh and new and then a year or so later they seem loose and lifeless. What happened? Is that normal in the life of your carpet? Carpeting and flooring in general is one of the most expensive investments that a typical home owner will purchase. What if ...
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  • It is that time of year again. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is easy to lose sight of the meaning behind it all. The holidays have a different meaning and hold special memories for each and every one of us, but what we can all agree on, is that the holidays are a time to come together with family and friends and to take the time to just enjoy each other’s company. ...
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  • Should I hire a handyman?

    Posted By MyGuy || 21-Nov-2013

    Everyone wants to be able to say "I did that", but is that really the best choice? Keep these things in mind when coming to a decision: 1) Do you have all the tools needed for the project? 2) Do you have the time it will take to complete the project? 3) Do you have the knowhow? Below you will find several of the most common mistakes that "DIYers" often make. Here are some tips ...
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  • Identify the best way to protect your family

    Posted By MyGuy || 20-Nov-2013

    Gone are the day's locksmiths provided simple services such as cutting keys, rescuing people from locked vehicles, cracking safes, and the intermittent rekeying and installation of locks. More ac­curately, today's full service locksmiths make available a diversity of expertise which readily meet the variety of needs by residential, automotive, commercial, industrial and institutional ...
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  • Concrete or stamping- enhancement surfacing

    Posted By MyGuy || 12-Nov-2013

    As a contractor in the coatings installation and maintenance industry, we are asked many questions regarding what type of surface we recommend. It is always a good idea to ask what surfaces will be appropriate for the use of that area and what elements are present and how they will affect the enhanced surface installed. In choosing a contractor to enhance your concrete surfaces, it is important to ...
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  • Want to update your kitchen without the hassle or expense of replacing the cabinets? Maybe you've just purchased a beautiful new home but hate the cabinets. If you're cabinet boxes are still in good condition and you're happy with your layout or want to keep your countertops but want to update or change the look of your cabinets, you don't have to start over and replace it all. Try ...
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  • 7 Great reasons to add a sunroom

    Posted By MyGuy || 19-Sep-2013

    Your home is the cornerstone of your life. It’s your place to rest and relax, spend time with the people you love, build your future, celebrate your successes. And for most of us, it’s very likely the largest single investment you’ve ever made. So when it’s time to create an Arizona lifestyle at your home, choose your sunroom, patio enclosure or patio covers carefully. The ...
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  • Your roof needs regular maintenance too

    Posted By MyGuy || 16-Sep-2013

    Deciding whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced isn't always an easy decision. Assuming your roof will last forever with zero maintenance is a common misconception amongst homeowners. Here are some tips for maintaining your roof, deciding whether your roof needs to be replaced or not, when to replace it and what to consider. Learn about all of the different types of roofs available ...
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  • Summer storms don't have to mean bad air

    Posted By MyGuy || 7-Sep-2013

    Summer storms don't have to mean bad air Breathing these days can be serious business. Dirt from the Haboobs carries spores (both mold and Valley Fever), allergens, germs, microbes and infectious disease. Although the HVAC systems are closed systems, Evaporative coolers and the building envelope of many homes allow the infiltration of the fine dust and particulates carried in the desert ...
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  • Does your car drive as good as it looks?

    Posted By MyGuy || 27-Aug-2013

    Just like we take care of ourselves, eat the right things, and try to stay in shape, the same basic concepts apply to our cars. Most of us aren't mechanics and really don't worry about our car as long as it looks good and drives well. But by taking a stroll around your car, kicking the tires and taking 5 minutes every other week or so to check your cars essentials, you will save a lot of ...
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  • Be prepared for Monsoon flooding

    Posted By MyGuy || 20-Aug-2013

    Monsoon season is here and it might be time to dig that umbrella and rain gear out of the back of your closet. Monsoon season means rain that can cause flooding. Whether you have a leaky roof, live in a low lying area or just have poor drainage, flooding can be a serious problem during our Arizona monsoon season. If you know you might have the potential for a flooding issue or just want to make ...
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  • Make Your Appliances More Efficient

    Posted By MyGuy || 27-Jun-2013

    Summer is officially here in Arizona! It is the time of year that we often enjoy vacations, barbecues and higher utility bills. Unfortunately, chances are, with all the extra activity and increased use of air conditioning and appliances; your utility bills will be higher. Did you know that your household appliances account for about thirty three percent of the energy use in the average home in ...
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  • Decorative concrete coatings

    Posted By MyGuy || 18-Jun-2013

    In Arizona, outdoor living is a year round way of life. From swimming pools and spas to outdoor kitchens and BBQ’s, utilizing one’s outdoor space as an extension to one’s home is huge! When considering outdoor living, great attention is placed on furniture and accessories for the patio and pool area. And when decorating your house, you wouldn’t disregard the carpet, tile, ...
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  • Don't get caught in the dark

    Posted By MyGuy || 13-Jun-2013

    Summer is quickly approaching and you don’t want to be caught in the dark when it hits. Adding some new lighting around the outside of your home could be exactly what you need to brighten up those summer nights and help you enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your own backyard. Here are a few suggestions that the electrical contractors recommend that to help you enjoy the summer. The ...
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  • Do you find that you spend much less time on your patio or decking area in the hot Arizona sunny days, because it is simply too hot? Why not extent the life of your outdoor living space by adding a residential misting or fogging system? It is much more affordable than in the past and provides comfort for your family and animals even in our hot Arizona heat. You can enjoy your patio all long with ...
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  • Prep your car for the summer

    Posted By MyGuy || 2-May-2013

    Most people have to prepare their automobiles for the long, cold winter months. Here in the beautiful Southwest, Phoenix area has the opposite issues. We have our automobiles prepped for the Arizona hot summer days. Now may be the perfect time, and more importantly, do it before you go on any summer travels. Viewing Arizona from the side of the road waiting for a tow truck is not the way to truly ...
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  • Keep appliances in peak condition

    Posted By MyGuy || 30-Apr-2013

    Hot, hot, hot. Heat stress affects you, your family, animals, plants and most of your household appliances. Remember when the monsoons hit, dust can get everywhere and the humidity that comes with it can increase mold, mildew and odors in your home. Here are some tips to keep your appliances in peak condition and the nasty affects of this weather at bay. What are some of these benefits? When the ...
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  • Refinish your bathtub

    Posted By MyGuy || 27-Apr-2013

    Most people agree that nothing will date a home more than an avocado green bathtub, pink tile or "butcher block" Formica kitchen countertops. It not only dates the home for all to see, but it also dramatically reduces the value. Kitchen and bath remodels are the two best investments a homeowner can make. The question is, how much can the homeowner afford and what will be the return on ...
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  • Repair don't replace your carpet

    Posted By MyGuy || 22-Apr-2013

    According to the Phoenix, ToFixIt carpet repair experts, they will often get a call from a frantic homeowner or renter who has just discovered what their pet has done to the carpet. They have seen damage from ferrets, monkeys, cats, dogs, birds and half the circus. Pets can chew, scratch and otherwise damage your carpet. Things get dropped and spilled and are not easily cleanable like red wine, ...
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  • Bathroom remodel success

    Posted By MyGuy || 4-Apr-2013

    The bathroom has become the most popular room in the house to remodel mainly because it is smaller and less expensive to remodel than the kitchen. However, like with any construction project, making sure that you have a solid plan with a ToFixIt professional, remodeling contractor, beforehand will help ensure a successful updated remodel. To help you prepare for a bathroom remodel, consider these ...
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  • Is your door out of whack?

    Posted By MyGuy || 1-Apr-2013

    Have you thought about an expert handyman for your simple door repairs? These can be very tricky and need a professional to get it done right. According to the ToFixIt handyman experts, "we repair a lot of doors." Therefore, they wanted share with you some ideas on what may cause doors to get a little out of “whack.” There are many types of door problems: out-of-alignment ...
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  • Signs you need more attic insulation

    Posted By MyGuy || 28-Mar-2013

    Did you know that there are studies, by the government indicating that almost 50% of the energy we use in our homes, either to heat or cool is wasted? This can make a huge difference in your utility bills each month. How do you know if your home is a good candidate for more insulation in your attic? There are few things to be aware of that might indicate you need more insulation in your house and ...
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  • Maintain and extend the life of your garage door

    Posted By MyGuy || 21-Mar-2013

    Garage doors have come a long way in the last 50 years. Many of the garage doors installed in the 1960′s and 70′s in Arizona were the one piece or “knee knocker” type doors and wood sectional type doors. With garages comprising up to 35% of a home’s curb appeal, there is a large variety of garage door products available for every application and price range. The ...
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  • Energy efficient roofs

    Posted By MyGuy || 6-Mar-2013

    Did you know that there are products for your roofing needs that can help you save money? Replacing your entire roof or just a portion of it can be a costly investment for any homeowner. Roofs are more than waterproofing; it is needed to hold up the structure of your home as well as keeping the contents and your family safe and secure. Contact the ToFixIt trust certified professional roofing ...
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