With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.49, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made for $1.99 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
Clad in a tool belt and on a mission to renovate, San Mateo Handyman's experts specialize in every manner of building trade, from carpentry and electrical to landscaping and plumbing. After mending a chain-link fence, a skilled technician can install garage shelving, remodel a bathroom, or mend charley horses in unapologetic couch potatoes. In a flurry of elbow grease, drains unclog and electrical wires cease malfunction.
Mold can wreak havoc on apartments and homes, from compromising the structural integrity of a building to affecting residents’ health. The certified mold inspectors at Premier Restoration recognize this threat, and stop mold in its tracks with remediation and preventive services. They perform thorough inspections, using high-tech equipment to measure moisture in even the smallest of spaces, and report back their findings. To address mold infestations, the team isolates spores and then treats them chemically instead of just staring at them until they get uncomfortable and leave.