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Irvine Handyman Hangs Window Blinds In Stairwell

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Decorative, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 1 comment

Irvine Handyman Hangs Window Blinds In Stairwell

Irvine Handyman Hangs Window Blinds in Stairwell, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a Woodbury Irvine resident about hanging three sets of window blinds in there stairwell. When Irvine Handyman Service showed up, they assessed the height of the stairwell and how much higher the three windows are. Next was to set up a twenty four foot extension ladder setting on the stairs, and leaning up against the tall wall. Then an eight foot A-frame ladder was set up on the landing, with a two by twelve by twelve feet long plank connecting the two ladders together. These blinds were custom ordered for each window; also there were extra-long rods for adjusting the blinds from the stairwell. After getting all set up for a safe install, All In 1 Handyman installed each blind with precision. After installing Irvine Handyman removed the ladders and wood planks with utmost care not to scuff or damage the walls. Thanks to All In 1 Handyman this window blind install only took about an hour and fifteen minutes. This made the Irvine resident, quit happy and now they have privacy in the living room from their neighbors who have the exact windows on their stairwell next to them.

 

Irvine Handyman Installs Leviton Occupancy Sensor Infrared Wall Switch

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Electrical, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Installs Leviton Occupancy Sensor Infrared Wall Switch

Irvine Handyman Installs Leviton Occupancy Sensor Infrared Wall Switch, All In 1 Handyman was contacted to install two new occupancy sensor wall switches, a light and repair two toilets. First Irvine handyman service showed up to evaluate the problems with the toilets and the pantry light fixer. It was determined that one toilet needed a new fill value and the other one a new flapper. The problem with the pantry was that the ceiling dropped to a lower height due to the stairs and also the light had a large glass globe that the client kept hitting there head on. So Irvine handyman service suggested installing a low profile light fixer with a plastic globe.

A lot of the new construction here in Irvine comes with these infrared wall switches, but not every room comes with one. So two more Leviton occupancy sensor infrared wall switches were installed, one in the pantry were most often someone would leave the light on after snacking. The other occupancy sensor was installed in the laundry room where on numerous occasions one person or another would leave the light on. These high tech wall switches have a secret spot on the front that can adjust the sensitivity of the infrared sensor. The other one has a setting of 1, 2, 3, this is for how long the light will stay on, 1 is for 5 minutes, 2 is for 15 minutes and 3 is for 30 minutes. This client wanted them set on 1, she also asked All In 1 Handyman to adjust the other three that where installed in the bathrooms to be set to 5 minutes. Thanks to Irvine Handyman Services this honey dew list has been complete just in time for the arrival of twins.

 

Irvine Handyman Installs LED Exterior Light Fixer

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Blog, Decorative, Electrical, Gallery, Kitchens, Lighting, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 2 comments

Irvine Handyman Installs LED Exterior Light Fixer

Irvine Handyman Installs LED Exterior Light Fixer, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a Mission Viejo resident to install outlets and light fixers. More and more Irvine Handyman Service is asked to make their clients home more energy efficient. One simply way is to change your light fixer or even just a light bulb. Living in California a lot of the new light fixers are designed for special fluorescent light bulbs that don’t twist in but turn in a quarter of a turn or push straight in and snap in. In just the past six months or so LED lights have become cheaper and even far less energy efficient than fluorescent bulbs and especially incandescent bulbs. So if your goal for your house is to save on electricity and if you are thinking of purchasing new light fixers: make sure to look at the box closely to see what kind of light bulb it takes. For this client, he really wanted to change as much as he could of his light bulbs over to LED’s. All In 1 Handyman install three new exterior light fixers with LED light bulbs, but also the client had invested in changing all of his kitchen light bulbs over to LED’s. One thing to consider is if you have and want to use dimmer switches, you will still need to use an incandescent light bulb, unless you are willing to spend the 30+ dollars for the special dimmable fluorescent light bulbs. Thanks to Irvine Handyman for installing these LED exterior light fixer, this house has become more energy efficient.

Irvine Handyman Changes Parking Lot and Office Light Bulbs

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Blog, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Lighting, Newer Blogs, Newport Beach Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Changes Parking Lot and Office Light Bulbs

Irvine Handyman changes Parking lot and Office Light Bulbs, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a local Irvine company that was in need of some parking lot, warehouse and office light bulbs changed. Irvine Handyman Service suggested that this company should invest in a twelve foot and an eighteen foot A-frame ladders, instead of renting a scissor lift every time a light bulb goes out. Once the ladders arrived All In 1 Handyman removed one of the four hundred watt light bulbs from the parking lot lights, so the proper light bulbs could be ordered. Next was to replace about fifth teen fluorescent lights in the warehouse and then to replace about eight office fluorescent light bulbs. After replacing the light bulbs, it was discovered that there were about three ballast that needed to be replaced. After the proper ballast were installed, Irvine Handyman Service replaced two back up power supply ballast in the office area and then finished up with installing the seven parking lot bulbs. Thanks to Irvine Handyman Service for changing these parking lot and office light bulbs, the office and parking lot is once again very bright.

Irvine Handyman Builds Gate Fence for Dog Run

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Dog Run Fence & Gate, Fences, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Landscape, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Builds Gate Fence for Dog Run

Irvine Handyman Builds Gate Fence for Dog Run, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by an Irvine Resident about building a small fence and a gate to create a dog run. This client recently moved in, so they needed to create an area for their dogs, where they would not get in trouble by chewing up plants, hoses, sprinkler heads.  So it was determined to create a dog run on the side of the house where there is an assess door into the house and a front gate. So this served as the perfect area for a dog run. Irvine Handyman went to work building a small fence and gate to enclose the back side of this area. Since this area had already been built with flag stone. Irvine Handyman had to install a four by four post in the middle. So All In 1 Handyman used pressure treated lumber and a Simpson tie strap, lag bolt and lag shield to anchor the post to the flag stone. On the back yard side there was an eighteen inch high flag stone flower bed. So Irvine Handyman butted the post and fence board up to the flower bed to strap the post into it, to give extra support to this post. Next was to anchor two, two by fours into the stucco and cinder block wall. Then three, two by four stringer were added to create the frame for the fence. Next Irvine Handyman built a picture like frame for the gate, installed with new hardware and last was to install all the fence boards. Thanks to All In 1 Handyman, the dogs have been secured to the side of the house and now there new patio furniture can be delivered and they can begin to start entertaining without any dogie messes.

Irvine Handyman Helps Irvine Resident Move In

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Dryer Vent Cleaning, Irvine Blogs, Move In to House, Newer Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Helps Irvine Resident Move In

Irvine Handyman Helps Irvine Resident Move In, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by an Irvine resident to help install and hooking up their washer and dryer. When moving, some movers will or will not install your washer and dryer. In this case the new Irvine resident bought new water line hoses and new dryer exhaust vent and gas line. So Irvine Handyman Service showed to install and hook up the washer and dryer. Upon starting All In 1 Handyman found out the movers had hooked up the washer and dryer, but in the rush of it, they crushed the dryer vent when they slide it back. So Irvine Handyman Service disconnected the washer and pulled it out as far as possible, then disconnected the dryer and reconnected the dryer using the new dryer vent and gas line. Installing and hooking the dryer up in place is the key to not crimping or pinching the gas line or the exhaust vent. If the exhaust vent gets pinched or bent, the time to dry your clothes or the chance of a fire greatly increases. So once the dryer was installed and hooked up correctly, next was to install and hook up the wash machine. Thanks to Irvine Handyman Service for helping this Irvine Resident move in, they now have peace that their laundry room won’t catch on fire or flood and that their clothes dry at the appropriate time.

 

Irvine Handyman Builds Wheel Chair Platform Ramp

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs, Wheel Chair Platform and Ramp | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Builds Wheel Chair Platform Ramp

Irvine Handyman Builds Wheel Chair Platform Ramp, All In 1 Handyman was contacted to build and install a custom platform and wheel chair ramp. This client needed to be able to exit there car and enter there house with out changing elevations. They also needed to be able to enter the garage from the house and have a ramp to get them down to the laundry area level. So after discussing with the client exacting what the requirements and obstacles were, Irvine Handyman went to work. First, was to build frame for the wheel Chair platform, All In 1 Handyman built it with 2×6 and placed the stringer 16 inch on center to add extra strength and long life to this wheel chair platform. After building the platform, Irvine Handyman built a 5 foot long ramp with 12 inch on center stringers to be able to access the laundry area.  The last and final thing was to install 1.5 inch guard rails along the side to keep the wheel chair safely on the platform and ramp. Thanks to All in 1 Handyman, this Irvine resident is now able to pull there car into the garage and exit there car and able to check there laundry or enter house.

Irvine Handyman Builds Industrial Curtain Rods

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Blog, Decorative, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Builds Industrial Curtain Rods

Irvine Handyman Builds Industrial Curtain Rods, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a Portola Springs Irvine resident to build and install Industrial Curtain Rods in their garage. Now is a great time to fix up the garage as your putting all those Christmas boxes away back in the garage for another. This Irvine Client wanted there garage to function and to look beautiful at the same time. They also wanted to turn there garage into a play area for their little. So Irvine Handyman went to work building and installing these custom Industrial Curtain Rods. Thanks to All in 1 Handyman their garage is beautiful after the Christmas Holidays and functions for their child to play and not be tempted to pull Christmas boxes off the shelves. Click here closed view, Click here open view.

Irvine Handyman Replaces Fascia Boards and Siding

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Blog, Finish Carpentry, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Replaces Fascia Boards and Siding

Irvine Handyman Replaces Fascia Boards and Siding, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a Deer Field, Irvine resident to replace rotted siding and fascia boards. First Irvine handyman was asked to replace some T 1 11 siding that was destroyed by the neighbors sprinklers. All in 1 handyman finishing up with the siding repairs with Peel Stop, then with oil base primer and then with a top coat of exterior flat finish paint. Irvine Handyman also noticed that the fascia boards and some of the 2×4 support boards had termite damage and dry rot damage.  So All In 1 Handyman suggested that the fascia boards needed to be replaced or treated. The owner said that the fascia boards had been treated already, but Irvine Handyman found more damage, so the owner went ahead and had the fascia boards replaced. Thanks to All In 1 Handyman, these fascia boards and siding problems did not get any worse, but got replaced before more damage occurred.

Irvine Handyman Builds Wine Cellar

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog, Decorative, Electrical, Finish Carpentry, Flooring, Gallery, Interior & Exterior Painting, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 3 comments

Irvine Handyman Builds Wine Cellar

Irvine Handyman Builds Wine Cellar, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by an Irvine resident to help in building a wine cellar. This client has a tri-level house, where the garage is on the first floor. When entering the house from the garage, there is a room that was half being used by the heating, AC and hot water tank. So the client wanted to divide this room up to be used as a wine cellar; to display their love for wine. First Irvine Handyman went to work by removing some old closet doors and the sheet rock to get ready for the new insulation. Next was to frame out a ten foot long wall, with a door way. Also five can lights were also installed, along with one pendant light and dimmer switches. Next Irvine Handyman insulated the ceiling with R30 and the walls with R12. The Irvine resident also wanted extra 2×4′s installed in the walls at two different heights for the wine rack installation purposes, via  www.wineracks.com  instructions. Since the wine racks were being flush mounted to the walls, the client wanted Irvine Handyman to install the wood laminate flooring first, then the dry wall. Next was to make the walls perfectly smooth, so the Irvine resident could do a special Venetian plaster look. Irvine Handyman also installed a custom stained door to match the wine racks and wood flooring. Also, cox cable was run into the room for a 32 inch flat screen TV, so they could drink their wine on their  sitting area  and look at pictures of Italy and Napa Valley. Thanks to All In 1 Handyman for partnering and helping out on this small wine cellar project, the project went smooth, on time and on budget. Click on the words to see pictures of the progress, Beginning, Wall Insulation, Ceiling Lights & Insulation, Wine Rack & TV, Wine Cellar Finished.

 

Irvine Handyman Cleans Out Dryer Vents

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Dryer Vent Cleaning, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 1 comment

Irvine Handyman Cleans Out Dryer Vents

Irvine Handyman Cleans Out Dryer Vents, this Woodbridge Irvine resident contacted All In 1 Handyman to do various types of home maintenance. One of these home maintenance’s was cleaning out his gas dryer vent ducting. It has been estimated that as many as 15,000 fires start in laundry rooms every year. This due to lack of maintenance to the dyer and the dryer ducting that runs out the back of the dryer and through the house and out the side of the house. Home owners leave there homes every day, not even thinking that they could have a possible fire danger lurking in there home. This client said that he had never had his vents cleaned out, but in the same breath said he was always faithful at cleaning out his lint trap. When I began to sweep the ducting, which was about 25 feet long, my vacuum hose clogged up about 5 times due to large hard pieces of lent. By the time Irvine Handyman finished cleaning out these dryer vents, there was about 2 gallons worth of compressed lent. Not only did All In 1 Handyman clean out the dryer ducting, but also the inside of the dryer too. This is were most dyer fires start, especially gas dryers like this one. Know that all the lent has been successfully removed, Irvine Handyman has completely removed the possibility of having a lent dryer fire in this Woodbridge Irvine home.

Irvine Handyman Does Art Installation

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blog, Decorative, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Does Art Installation

Irvine Handyman Does Art Installation, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a new Irvine resident who had lots of artwork to be installed. This new penthouse suite came with art work already, one of the art pieces was installed over the flat screen TV. With a remote the artwork would rises (for TV view) or lower (to hide the flat screen TV). Irvine Handyman was asked to remove this artwork and custom install a larger piece of artwork. There was also a large piece of artwork that had to be installed about 15 feet up on a stair well. All In 1 Handyman brought in scaffolding in to hang this difficult art installation. One of the last challenging  installation was to hang two pieces of artwork over a wall that had black leather installed on it. So Irvine Handyman installed this two pieces artwork with four hooks mounted on the ceiling, and then with two lines of monofilament  per painting were installed. Thanks to All In 1 Handyman this Irvine Art Installation was a success.

Irvine Handyman Custom Barn Door Installation

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Bathrooms, Blog, Decorative, Finish Carpentry, Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Irvine Handyman Custom Barn Door Installation

Irvine Handyman Custom Barn Door Installation, All In 1 Handyman was contacted by a Woodbury, Irvine California resident, to install there Custom built door for their master bathroom. One of the growing treads today is to use reclaimed wood, you might ask yourself what is reclaimed wood? Companies are popping up today selling old reclaimed wood, that has years of weathering and now turning them into something beautiful, like picture frames, park benches, planter boxes and yes even doors for master bathrooms. This Irvine client found a website that shows step by step process on how to build your own sliding barn doors. So Irvine Handyman Service was asked to install this custom built door, with barn door hardware in there newly painted master bedroom. This door installation was the finishing touch on this master bedroom remodel. Thanks to All In 1 Handyman the job was completed on time and before a family visit. Inside view of door click Here. Read more on using recycled wood for remodeling, click Here

Irvine Shower Safety Grab Bar Install

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Gallery, Irvine Blogs, Newer Blogs | 1 comment

Irvine Shower Safety Grab Bar Install

This Irvine Shower Safety Grab Bar Install job, All In 1 Handyman was hired to install three safety grab bars in a Woodbridge Irvine home. The client was thinking about installing the safety grad bars vertical and horizontal in the master bathroom shower. Irvine handyman suggested to have them installed on a angle, to be more versatile for his mother.  Along with these three, one more was added to the master bathroom wall and one to the entrance to the house from the garage. This Woodbridge client just moved in so they also needed their washer and dryer hooked up, pull nobs installed on kitchen cabinets and towel bars installed to both bathrooms. Thanks to All In 1 handyman they are on their way to getting settled in to there new Irvine Woodbridge Home.

Newport Beach Window Dry Rot Repair

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Gallery, Newer Blogs, Newport Beach Blogs | 0 comments

Newport Beach Window Dry Rot Repair

For this Newport Beach Window Dry Rot Repair, All In 1 Handyman was asked to make the necessary repairs for the home inspection check list. This Newport Beach client is in the process of selling their house and thought it would be good to acquire a home inspection sooner than later. So one of the first things on the list was to repair all the dry rot. So Newport Beach Handyman went to work at digging out all the dry rot, on window seals and hand railing to assess the full scope of damages. Next All In 1 Handyman Bondo each of those areas, sanded and then primer them. To finish it off, a full coat of white oil base paint was applied to the entire window and water base paint for the hand railing. Newport Beach Handyman Service also made adjustments to the sprinkler timer box, sprinkler valve and to each individual sprinklers; to help in keeping unnecessary water off the exterior wood work and windows of this beautiful Newport Beach Home.

Low Maintenance Rental Yard

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Gallery, Hard-Scape, Landscape, Newer Blogs, Orange County Blogs | 1 comment

Low Maintenance Rental Yard

For this Low Maintenance Rental Yard job in Orange County California, All In 1 Handyman was ask to make this rental back yard as maintenance free as possible. First Orange County Handyman removed all grass, plants and broken fence. Next was repairing a section of fence. Then All In 1 Handyman re-sculpt the yard, by moving dirt and grading it to be level, and then installing landscape fabric. Finally Orange County Handyman bought in three and half yards of blue ridge rock to finish it off. Now the owner and renter are well please that they don’t have to deal with weeds and plant over growth ever again, thanks to All In 1 Handyman