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Licensed Home Remodeler in the Fort Wayne, IN area. Fourteen years experience with property management firms, real estate investors, and home owners. Experienced in window and door replacement, painting, plumbing, electrical, custom fabrication.
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Well.....it's been 4 weeks as lead foreman of Renaissance Renovations. Dave's Maintenance and Repair Service is now a second job. It's been a challenge to service my customers with either company. If you know of anybody who has an aptitude for home maintenance, please let me know.
Very busy summer! As you enjoy the last few weeks of this season, take a look at those maintenance issues at your home, lake cottage that might need to be addressed before NEXT year (why spend the first part of your summer 'getting stuff done' before you can truly enjoy Indiana's short summer?)
So far this week....replacing a toilet and removing shower doors yesterday. Today working at an assisted living building. Tomorrow (hopefully) finishing a deck project started in June. Thursday......the crystal ball is a little foggy....
I'm about done with this project. I need to install skirting and build a bench.
The last 2 weeks I've been working with the maintenance department of an assisted living community. I now have the utmost respect and admiration for the employees who serve the residents day in and day out.
To anyone in Fort Wayne who was flooded out in their basement from the storms: Floor drain backed up. In older homes, 60+ years old, the drain had a check valve, a shut off, or a threaded section IN the drain for a plug. This area has had problems for years with rainwater over filling sewers. Somewhat normal for this area. Water coming into walls and bubbling up under floors. Not normal. In the last 15+ years I've found that the problem is caused by poor draining outside. Downspouts draining too close to foundations, low areas near your home acting like huge gutters channeling water onto foundations. That's the obvious....but what has been less obvious is that the droughts we've had in recent years has shrunk the Indiana clay around homes and left gaps in the dirt around them, allowing the rainwater to seep into walls, and left unchecked, will even get under the basement floor and find it's way through any crack available. Or make a new one. That's where basement waterproofing companies make their money. They convince homeowners to put a drain and pump INSIDE, instead of fixing the problem OUTSIDE. In their defense though, some basements need it because of where the house is located, finished basement, etc. Message me if you would like a free consultation to find a solution.
I want everybody to check the chain on their toilet flapper to make sure it's not catching under flapper. 75% of my service calls for toilets has been too much slack in the chain. While you're there, check to see if the flapper has a residue; over time, rust and scale deposits will keep it from sealing properly. Do it now. Your welcome :)