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Have you ever tackled a home repair project, only to find out halfway through that it was much more intensive than you thought? DogGoneHandy’s crew wants to help make sure that when it comes to home repairs, you don’t end up chasing your tail! Here are just a few of the questions we hear often from those who wonder why they “need” to hire a handyman!  Can’t I just do it myself? Nowadays, there are plenty of home fixit shows and online resources that can help you learn more about home repairs. However, many jobs truly are best left to a licensed and insured professional – especially those...
Top 5 Reasons to Finish Your Basement  Is your family running out of space in your home? The solution might be right under your feet! Finishing your basement is a convenient, cost-effective way to add more space to your home while adding long-term value to your house! Here are five reasons why DogGoneHandy’s clients rave about their basement refinish projects: 1)    Create a storage spot for everything. A finished basement provides a clean, convenient place for holiday décor, extra household essentials like paper towels and shampoo, and...
Call DogGoneHandy and Call It a Day!   While many home repairs seem easy to DIY, there’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes with using a trained professional. DogGoneHandy’s Atlanta handyman experts have an average of 16 years of experience! That means they have the know-how and the tools for the job, and they can adapt a plan on the spot if the unexpected occurs. They can also handle the permitting process, since it can be difficult to know which projects even require a permit. For example, did you know that window and door replacement requires a permit? You’ll also need a permit...
The Biggest Bang for Your Bathroom Buck!   Even though the bathroom is where we get clean, it can be one of the dirtiest rooms in the home. Bathroom floors are exposed to dirty feet and dripping towels, while shower walls can be a trap for soap scum, mildew, and bacteria. If your tile looks a little worse for the wear – or if your grout is dark and grimy, DogGoneHandy is here to help! Especially if you’ve just purchased a new home (or a new-to-you older home), it might be time for some tile repairs and re-grouting!   While a full bath remodel is tempting, costs can add up quickly....
Backyard Bliss for the Whole Family!   In just a few short months, school will let out and you might find your home feeling a bit more crowded than usual during the day. Young children who are used to playing with their friends and running around during recess might need a way to expend all their energy during the summer days. An outdoor play space is the perfect way to encourage your children to spend time outside, build quality memories together, and enjoy the convenience and savings of a playground right in your backyard.   Most parents love the idea of a backyard play set but...
Are Updated Plug Outlets the New Granite Countertops? Replacing plug outlets doesn’t typically elicit quite the same amount of excitement from homeowners as more glamorous projects. However, the today’s plug outlets pack a lot of punch into a small area with features that are smart, safe, and stylish. Here are some of our outlet types. DogGoneHandy’s Atlanta handyman services can help install whichever types would make your family’s life easier!   Child-Safe Outlets Those little plastic covers are cheap and easy to put over a plug outlet. In fact, they’re so easy to use that children can...
*A good handyman never bites off more than he can chew! Have you ever wondered how DogGoneHandy got its name? It’s simple: just like man’s best friend, our trained crew members are trustworthy, loyal, and helpful – and they’ll come running just as soon as you call! Hiring an Atlanta handyman you can trust goes well beyond the quality of the job itself. It’s important to consider how your family feels with this person around, how you feel when they’re in your home alone, how kind they are to your dog and children, and how respectful they are to your home.   DogGoneHandy likes to...
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...

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