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You Forgot To Do A Furnace TuneUP? You'll Pay More For Gas, Electricity & Possible Furnace Damage

Jan 112017

Hello my fellow Torontonians.

I hope everyone is keeping warm this cold, slushy, wet, windy winter. :)

I have been having quite a few furnace repairs the last few days. I noticed they all had one thing in common. Not ONE of them had their furnace tuned up for the winter.

The first repair I had a few days ago had a problem with the flame sensor. This means that the flame would turn on for a few seconds, then turn off. I was there for an hour and charged 180.00 . I had to clean the unit and replace the flame sensor. LUCKILY nothing else broke due to the poor maintenance of the furnace. 

I lubricated the fan and all moving components. I then gave it a good cleaning and tuneup.

If they would of done a maintenance on it's own they would save money on electricity, gas and definitely would of prevented this issue of being with no heat for a couple of hours.

The second customer didn't change the filter for 6 months causing such strain on the motor that it burnt out. This cost them a few hundred dollars for a new motor plus labor. I gave them a very good deal on labor as they were the son of one of my regular customers.

The third customer had a issue with a pressure switch. It was full of dirt and could not close properly. This cost a couple hundred as the pressure switch can not be cleaned due to it not being able to be opened as it's melted together.

A proper maintenance package on a furnace is usually only 99.95 with us. We can catch anything that's going bad on the furnace and sometimes even fix it on the spot with just some tools at little to no extra charge while were their. 

 

(Example)

I have to admit... I am really bad with getting the oil changed in my truck. I always wait MONTHS after the due date. It's a risk because I know I'm damaging my truck, but for some reason it's just habit.

It's the same thing with a furnace. You have gears, a couple of motors, gas lines, switches, electronic components and other important parts. You can get away with it for so long, but when something goes it's usually going to cost you the same if not more than just having your furnace properly maintained. 

- I know everyone works and has little to no time to deal with maintaining their furnace, but for a limited time I'll waive any after hour premium charges. This will save you quite a bit of money and as always I'm usually at your home within an hour. 

This means that if you need your furnace tuned up to help prevent any breakage and to save you gas and electricity I'm going to keep the cost at only 99.95 even if you need us after work in the "after hours". 

 

Call us anytime at (647) 720 - 1939 

 

Kindest Regards,

  Chris - HandymanJACK.ca

Bathtub Disaster To Shiny, Safe & Clean

Nov 212016

Hello again.

I received a call from a new home owner. They purchased a *Fixer-uper* to try and save money.

It needed a lot of work and they they thought they could fix it up themselves. 

Little as they knew they bit off a much bigger job than they could swallow.

The husband electrocuted himself trying to change a power outlet and the wife accidentally spilled pain all over the floor.

They didn't have much money, so after calling some people they reached me. 

They gave me the list of tasks they had SO FAR... They said the list was not even half way done yet...

1. The back yard shed was about to fall down and smelled like animals...

2. Every room needed a good paint job and the holes in the walls needed patching.

3. The rug needed to be steamed and the wood floors needed to be varnished

4. Some lights would not work, some plugs had no power and they wanted some switched replaced.

5. The toilet would not flush unless you take the lid off and pull on the chain.

6. The back tub was DISGUSTING. This was the first thing they wanted fixed as they need to take a shower and use the washroom.

 

They needed someone there RIGHT AWAY. They called many people, but some didn't get back to them or they would take a week to take on the job.

 

As I saw it was an emergency and a functional clean shower is essential to everyone I told them I would come and fix the toilet of course. 

I arrived at their home in roughly two hours. I spent two hours cleaning and repairing the seal of the bathtub. I also disenfected the bathtub and toilet. 

When I was done they were very happy and were excited to be able to use the washroom. 

I only charged them 200.00 and that was including the cleaning supplies and bathtub silicone. 

They will hire me to finish the TO-DO list. It will take a few months they said, but together we will tackle the chores and make their new home a nice one.

Below is a picture of the bathtub I worked on.

 

 

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Painted a bathroom for only 150.00 and it turned out BEAUTIFUL !

Nov 072016

Hello everyone.

Thank you again for taking the time to read my blog.

This morning I was called by a nice lady named Karen. Karen informed me that she was moving on Friday and needs someone to come paint their bathroom immediately as they were moving out in a couple days.

She had little money as she invested into a new property and it was more expensive than she expected. She called a few painting companies, but they were a little above budget.

She stumbled onto my site through google and gave me a call. I was able to meet her budget as long as I could do the job later that night. I also requested that she told her friends about me on her Facebook page.

After we agreed I finished up my scheduled appointments of the day. I then went to Home Depot and got the paint and the rest of the supplies.

I spent a total of three hours there and I painted every wall and the ceiling. It turned out BEAUTIFUL.

I only charged her 150.00 and she told all her friends and family. Later on that day one of her friends called me and i'll be seeing her friend tomorrow for some work. ( I mainly focus on friends telling friends ). This keeps my prices really low!

Here is a pic of me all suited up. I actually took this picture after I finished the job for my Blog viewers.

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