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Smoke detectors replacement can save lives.

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Chicago dimmer install

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Dimmer switch installation.

.Adding dimmers through out your house is smart home improvement and its environmentally friendly,  they help to improve the comfort of your space , it can improve your return on investment as well . A single dimmer switch average cost is $16 and saves around $7 per year , also your lightbulbs will last up to 20 times longer.

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Click on the dimmer switch picture and I will answer all your questions about your electrical repairs and home repairs.  

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  DRIP-DRIP-DRIP   Leaky faucet repair facts. 
dropfau2.jpg     Even a small drip can waste up to 50 gallons of water a day !
   50 gallons of water can flush a toilet 8 or more times.
   50 gallons of water will run a dishwasher twice
   50 gallons of water is enough for a shower.
    Remember mostly all faucets are lifetime warrantied and replacement parts are FREE from the manufacturer, if you are patient to wait for them for 10 days.
  
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Garbage Disposals repair

In-sink garbage disposals add convenience to the modern kitchen.disposal.jpgimage001.jpg

Located under the sink in-line with the drain, disposals consist of a motor-driven grinding device which grinds up and disposes of foodscraps or leftovers safely down the drain and flushes them into the home's septic tank or into the sewer system.

Contrary to intuition,disposals work best when using cold water because potential grease congeals, getting chopped up and washed away in small manageable pieces.

A garbage disposal can also eliminate the odors from organic waste decaying in the trash can and it reduces the number of times the trash needs to be "taken out" - an environmental advantage which helps reduce the amount of trash that gets sent to a landfill.

One note of caution when considering a garbage disposal: some sewer systems place limitations on the use of garbage disposals, and septic systems must be sized to handle them.

Garbage disposal replacement takes just one hour, but sometimes quick repairs are possible. 

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When handle is pressed , the attached lever lift the flapper by a chain. This opens the flush valve and releases the water through the rim into the toilet bowl, where gravity siphons the existing bowl water down the trap. Once the tank is empty, the flapper drops back onto the flush valve drain seat and the fill valve opens to release new water into the tank. A fill valve float rises with the water until the preset refill level is reach.

 

Did you know ? Leaky toilets are sneaky thieves. In just one year, a single faulty toilet can leak enough water to fill a backyard swimming pool.

 

A proper toilet installation and a toilet tune up can solve your toilet troubles by replacing your tired, old fashioned tank components with more modern and durable repair parts. No more wasted water, no more late night noises, leaks or worries.  

When a toilet repair is needed Affordable Handyman is here to help.

 

Plumbing repairs

  Well ....An unattended old drain pipe under the sink can leave your house looking like this.

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It's important to check your bathroom and kitchen drain pipes once in a while, mostly if they are metal.

Inspect under your sink to be sure everything is tight and working properly.

We recommend replacing your draining metal components after 10 years of use, they become rusted, fragile and they crack and leak easily.

ceililng leak repair, plumbing and drywall repairs we are here to help.

 

CLOSE OUT MY KITCHEN WALL.  LOFT UNIT 

This project was made for Chicago newly parents who were looking for a quiet baby's room.

They are certain restrictions on Chicago codes that require windows, sprinkler system coverage and once all permits and approvals were done ... let's start the work.  

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LOFT UNLOFTED and a happy client.

GFCI Installation is SAFETY FIRST

Many commercial and residential establishments use Ground Fault Circuit interrupters (GFCI's) to prevent electrical shocks.GFCI.gifimage001.jpg

The way GFCI's work is by sensing when current traveling through the hot wire is not returning via the neutral conductor.This prevents humans from conducting current to the ground.

GFCI's can also assist in identification of faults if the hot conductor contacts the frame of the enclosure a properly installed GFCI outlet or circuit breaker can isolate the circuit in which the fault occurred and protect people from electrical shock.

Some of the requirements in residential and commercial properties as stated in the National Electrical Code NEC-NFPA are the installations of GFCI outlets to any electrical power sources located inside a 36" radious of any water source, also any exterior outlets, including the ones on your garage.

GFCI outlets and circuit breakers like those picture here are relatively inexpensive, simple to install and mostly of the times Code required. Dont you think it's time for you to take advantage of this easy home repair with the safety afforded by a GFCI ?

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Programmable Thermostats installation
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Programmable thermostats are hugely popular due to their energy saving benefits and your home improved comfort. thermostat01.JPG
These thermostats save energy on utility bills by allowing you to set your home temperatures according to different factors. If you’re looking to cut back expenses, you will usually see the return on your programmable thermostat investment within one year.
 When used properly, this device can save residents about $180 annually. Programmable thermostats are also a plus for the environmentally conscious because they contain no mercury and are eco-friendly. Using less energy helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production. Programmable thermostats can be set to adjust the temperature of a home according to a user's schedule. The temperature can be set to change based on whether your home or not or whether you are asleep or awake

By allowing the occupant to program a specific schedule, the programmable thermostats turn off the HVAC (heating/ventilating/and air-conditioning) systems when they are not needed. This way, the home is only conditioned when it needs to be and the energy consumption of the home is reduced

Regardless of brand, even the most basic programmable thermostat will be a benefit to any home.
 Affordable Handyman (773)331-4999  complies with Mercury Thermostat collection Act July 2011 Law. www.thermostat-recycle.org
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