Orange County Handyman Blogs

See what All in 1 Handyman is up to in Orange County California! Look through all our new Orange County Handyman Blogs, to see what  All In 1 Handyman has been doing in Orange County, Irvine and Newport Beach. Our Reliable Handyman service can help with all your home maintenance, repairs, and remodeling needs. Whether you are by the beach or inland by mountains, your home will require different maintenance and repairs, let All In 1 Handyman be your one stop home improvement handyman service in the greater Orange County area.

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 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 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

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

Concrete Slab Paver Walkway

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Gallery, Hard-Scape, Landscape, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Concrete Slab Paver Walkway

For this Orange County California Concrete Slab Paver Walkway job, All In 1 Handyman was call in to fix a constant problem  for this rental unit’s parking area. This area at the end of the parking lot had never had any hardscape installed to hold back the sand from the flower bed, to the parking lot. So Orange County handyman build a two coarse high, by 8 foot long key stone retaining wall to defined the flower bed and the parking lot. Next All In 1 Handyman built a 18 foot long paver walkway leading from the parking lot to the side gate and the back yard. To finish it off Orange County handyman poured about a half a yard of concrete, for the concrete slab. Now the tenants are very grateful that they will not be tracking sand into there cars and apartments thanks to All In 1 Handyman.

 

New Door Jam

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Finish Carpentry, Gallery, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

New Door Jam

This new door jam was install on a house that hand termite and dry rot damages. All In 1 Handyman was call out to replace a garage door jam and stucco trim that had dry rot and dog damages. Reliable OC  Handyman was also asked to install two 2×6 boards on patio cover post, for support and decorative. Also All In 1 Handyman replaced three eve boards that were infested with termites. All In 1 Handyman finished the job off by primering all raw wood. Know the house is finally ready to close escrow thanks to Reliable OC Handyman.

Fascia Board Replacement

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Finish Carpentry, Gallery, Interior & Exterior Painting, Orange County Blogs | 0 comments

Fascia Board Replacement

This Client in Orange County California called All In 1 Handyman for their Fascia Board Replacement. This Orange County client had a termite inspection, which found five fascia boards that needed replacement before the sale of there house. So All In 1 Handyman went to work, first by priming all six sides of the Fascia Boards. Then Reliable OC Handyman removed the infested termite boards off the house. Next was cutting new boards to size  and installing. All In 1 Handyman completed the job on time and before the close of escrow.

Irvine Deck Staining

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Decks, Gallery, Irvine Blogs | 1 comment

Irvine Deck Staining

For this Irvine Deck Staining job in Irvine, California, All in 1 Handyman was hired to stain an outdoor deck. To start the job, Woodbridge Irvine Handyman power washed the deck.  Next, loose and warped boards were screwed down so that the deck would be level and secure again. After that, the entire deck was sanded and painted with two coats of a solid color stain. When it was all finished, the Irvine client had a beautifully stained deck that was also stable and level. Nothing makes a backyard more enjoyable than a beautiful deck to rest and relax on thanks to Woodbridge Irvine Handyman Service.

Bathroom Remodel Cabinet and Sink

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Bathrooms, Finish Carpentry, Gallery, Interior & Exterior Painting, Orange County Blogs, Plumbing | 0 comments

Bathroom Remodel Cabinet and Sink

This Orange County, California client asked All in 1 Handyman to assist in their bathroom remodel cabinet and sink. First, All in 1 Handyman removed the old cabinet, sink, and counter top. The walls were patched and skim coated with joint compound. Then, the walls were re-textured, primed, and painted. After this was complete, a new cabinet, sink, and faucet were purchased at Lowe’s. Reliable OC Handyman installed the new components and presented the brand new sink and cabinet set up to the client. The bathroom remodel looks and feels like an entirely new room, thanks to All in 1 Handyman and Reliable OC  Handyman.

Shower Valve Repair

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Bathrooms, Gallery, Orange County Blogs, Plumbing | 0 comments

Shower Valve Repair

This Orange County California shower valve repair Job, the client called All in 1 Handyman saying that they had little to no hot water while showering. Reliable OC Handyman removed the shower valve in order to diagnose the problem. It was soon determined that it was a hard water issue, stemming from the hot water tank. The hard water had destroyed the valve, which was why the client had no hot water in the shower. All in 1 Handyman made a quick trip to Freguson and bought a new valve to replace it. Now, the client can take a hot shower again and could not be happier, thanks to Reliable OC Handyman!