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Does your home have wood rot? If it does – or if you’re not sure – let our team help identify, treat, and prevent this common but serious problem! Wood rot is one of the less-glamorous home repairs, and you probably haven’t seen it come up much on your favorite home fixit show. But, each spring, as rain falls and moisture seeps into homes, certain species of fungi can start to digest your home’s wood, causing it to decay. That’s what DogGone Handy would call a ruff problem!   Not only can wood rot damage to your home, causing your affected wood to disintegrate, it can also harm your...
Flush Away Your Bathroom Woes! Your bathroom can be a relaxing oasis where you go to soak in a hot bath, get dressed up for a fancy night out, or enjoy a moment of peace and quiet. Or, if you’re like many people, your bathroom could be a place where children leave bath toys everywhere, mold or creeps in damp corners, and tiny storage spaces are bursting at the seams. Especially if your family is growing, you might have limited time and energy to tackle bathroom repair projects. Let DogGone Handy manage your Atlanta bath remodel, and you might find a little extra time in your day to enjoy...
  A leaky toilet can be a recipe for disaster. Moisture can seep into your bathroom floors, causing serious water damage. In extreme cases, even your subfloor can become rotted, leading to structural damage. While it might be tempting to try a DIY fix, consider the time and stress you’ll save by trusting your bathroom repair to a trained, certified professional. DogGone Handy gets the job done right the first time around - and our one-year material and labor warranty will help put your mind at ease!   Determining why your toilet is leaking can be tricky, but our professionals know...
Each spring, DogGone Handy hears one Atlanta homeowner request over and over again: rot repair. Wood rot forms when certain species of fungi digest parts of your home’s wood, causing it to decay. Your home’s window sills, shutters, and roof run-offs are popular spots for fungi to gather – as are outdoor wooden furniture items like picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. If left untreated, the affected wood will become so brittle, that it may disintegrate over time. In order to prevent the spread of the fungus and the total destruction of your wood, you (or your DogGone Handy repairman!) must...
5 DogGone Good Ways to Get Organized in 2017  Happy New Year! With a new year comes a new opportunity to get organized and make the best use of your space. Did you make a resolution to be more organized in 2017? If so, here are our top 5 ways to simplify your life with some DogGone Handy projects! When you’re ready to take the next step, call your Atlanta handyman at DogGone Handy to get the job done.Build it In Built-in storage is a great way to make the most of your space while also increasing your home’s value. From built-in office storage for books and papers, to custom closet...
The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather, celebrate, and create lifelong memories. However, around this time of year, you may have noticed that your home isn’t quite as roomy as you thought it was – especially if you hosted holiday guests! DogGone Handys’ team of Atlanta handyman pros can work with you to turn small projects into big opportunities. This year, make it a resolution to treat your family to the gift of more space and a more inviting home! Build a shed: Create a designated space to store holiday décor in the off-season, give tools a proper home, and organize other...
Do you love spending time in the back yard grilling for the family get-togethers?  If you’re like most backyard chefs, you spend a little more time than you’d like picking up and replacing those propane gas tanks for your grill.  But, did you know that you don’t have to?  Most quality grills can easily be converted from propane to natural gas.  This means that if you’ve already got natural gas running to your home - maybe for your furnace, hot water heater, or kitchen stovetop – you’re already well on your way to never having to worry about those propane tanks again!...
Repair kitchen counters that show a history of wine spills, dropped pans, and unidentified sharp objects, and you’ll maintain the value of your kitchen and home. You can easily hide some counter mishaps, while only professional contractors can solve other surface problems.Here’s a look at counter cures and lost causes.Granite Even granite counters suffer kitchen wear and tear. But you can make them shine with a little time and know-how. After you fix them, don’t forget to reseal them.Cracks, chips, scratches: Fill nicks in granite by building up layers of epoxy...
Your house sometimes acts as if it’s alive — making strange sounds, emitting odd odors, and giving visual cues that say something might be amiss.Here’s how to interpret what your house is trying to tell you, and how to recognize the early warnings of common home maintenance problems that are easily solved if caught early:1. Peeling Exterior PaintCause: Moisture is probably getting underneath the paint, perhaps from a leaking gutter overhead or from a steamy bathroom on the other side of the wall.Cure: If you catch the problem right away, you might just need to address the moisture...
 Atlanta had a lovely weekend with unusual spring like temperatures. The warm weather had us dreaming about gardens and getting into the soil again. Of course we are too early to start acting on these tips but it can’t hurt to start planning for a bumper crop in the garden. If your garden has been lying fallow since fall, your first order of business is to give the area a thorough inspection. Check any raised beds for bowing sides and look over your fences and trellises for stake rot or broken cross-members. Also take stock of the overwinter weed growth—and whether you'll need a trowel...

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