Monday, March 18, 2013

Nashville Homeowner: "I Want Good Value" on Handyman Repairs

Last week, after calling us for handyman work, a Nashville homeowner remarked, "I want good value". What is value? Like you and I do, this gentleman likely gets packets of coupons in the mail regularly, that offer seemingly "good value" on everything from carpet cleaning (e.g. 4 rooms for $79) to replacement windows (e.g. $159.99 for any size double-hung AND a free steak dinner with a quote). We don't clean carpets and we don't serve up sirloin tips and baked potatoes. However, it you look past the hype of bulk mail specials that can seem too good to be true, you will see that Results Handyman Service provides real value: Nashville's best handyman services (*) at reasonable prices.

At Results Handyman Service, our ONLY focus is on residential handyman jobs in the Nashville, TN area. We respond quickly and effectively to the home repair needs of our clients. Some of our competitors regularly bid on million dollar commercial plumbing jobs while others focus on building custom houses. Do you really think a small list of handyman repairs is a priority of theirs?

Like the best of those big companies, we have super experienced handymen, with many years of industry experience. To protect our clients, Results Handyman Service is licensed, bonded, and insured (TN License #6802). We proudly offer a 2 year warranty on our work.

Unlike the "big boys", we have no office staff, so we don't have to pay the salaries of salespeople, executive assistants, etc. Our handymen don't drive new trucks, and we don't brainstorm in a studio outfitted with oil paintings, mahogany desks, and ergonomic leather chairs. If you ever drop by our inexpensive rented warehouse, unfortunately, we won't be able to offer you a gourmet coffee drink from a single service brewing system. You will see 2 small desks in the corner, where our owners share a single phone, a passion for excellence and efficiency, and a desire to continue to be the best handyman company in Nashville. Because we are so diligent at keeping our overhead costs low, we can offer you top quality home repairs at prices that may surprise you.

We once heard someone say that it's difficult to get the right answer if you ask the wrong question. We agree. We also believe that if all you want is a good price, call the jack-of-all-trades guy whose quote is rock bottom. Just don't be surprised to learn that the quality of his work is rock bottom as well. Or, if you want a good feeling, call the fellow in the bespoke suit who drives a new luxury car and belongs to the right club. But be prepared to pay dearly for that feeling. If, on the other hand, you desire real value - premium quality home repairs at a fair price - pick up the phone and call us at 615-891-7334.

(*) Results Handyman Service was voted Best Handyman in the 2012 Nashville Scene Readers' Poll.

Bill Boyd

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spring in Nashville : A Handyman Can Assist You

I was working outside in Nashville with a handyman earlier in the week and got spoiled by the 70 degree day. This morning, while walking my dog in the snow, I was reminded that old man Winter is not gone just yet. However, Spring is right around the corner. Over the next few weeks, we will give you some home maintenance tips for the coming season. If you have questions or comments about this article, or suggestions for future posts, please email us:

Spring in Nashville can bring a variety of weather, from a wet snow in March to heavy rains and even tornadoes and flooding. You can't stop the weather but you can be prepared. One of the things I helped our handyman do this week was to clean a porch gutter on a client's home. The gutter was so full of twigs and decaying leaves that it was being pulled away from the roof. Gutters cannot function as designed when in this condition. Don't let the Spring rainy season catch you and your gutters by surprise. Clogged gutters can allow water to damage your roof and walls. If you don't inspect and clean your own gutters, contact us and we can do it for you. We can also check to make sure that your downspouts are clean and oriented to drain water away from your foundation walls.

Your roof is vital to protecting your home from Spring rains. A good time to check your attic and ceilings is on a rainy day. Do you see any drips or wet spots? If so, give us a call and we can give your roof a complete inspection. A minor repair now can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damage later. Even if your roof isn't leaking, it's a good idea to get your roof inspected, especially if it's been a few years since your roof was replaced. Don't let old, cracked or missing shingles ruin your day, not to mention your ceilings, furniture, and flooring.

Now is a great time to inspect your home's exterior. Do you see any flaking or missing paint or bare wood? How about cracked or missing caulking? Take a close look around your windows and doors. If you see anything that doesn't look right, give us a call and we can have a handyman give these areas a thorough inspection. Often, a little caulk and touch up painting is all that's needed to get your home's exterior fine tuned for Spring.

Please stay tuned for more Spring maintenance tips. Results Handyman Service looks forward to helping you protect and improve your home in 2013. For those of you who voted us Nashville's Best Handyman in the 2012 Nashville Scene Readers' Poll, we thank you again and assure you that our prices are still reasonable while our quality and service continue to be the best in town.

Bill Boyd