San Jose Handyman Services

in San Jose, CA

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John L.
"Well, not to be bias but
and I have been friends for years. Every time we had a problem at home he came to my rescue.
installed outside" lights on timers, he installed a security camera for our front door. Anchored my heavy gun safe in my garage.
also installed an electrical ballast in my kitchen ceiling fluorescent fixture. He is so reliable, keeping appointments, and talk about professionalism. I worked at IBM 41 years (retired now) service was a big factor with my customer base and you know when someone uses the right tools and respect the interior of your home by wearing booties or taking off their shoes. Something else I always check the contractors vehicle if its maintained well so is his or her attitude. Come to my home with a junkie vehicle, dirty, balled tires, we have a problem already. I know time flies but I still call him when I need help.
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Janis G.
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was very considerate and called when he knew he would be late. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained things so I could understand the problems. I enjoyed talking with him
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Ryan K.
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was great setting up a date to do the work. He helped me with the installation of vertical blinds in my condo. He did it quickly, was knowledgeable and friendly." He even was careful to wear booties in the house so that it wouldn't mess up the carpet. Overall a great experience with
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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case - 

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It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.

The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.

The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.

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I am not sure a general handyman is the right person for the skylight.  We fix quite a few skylights that were installed by handymen and that could be the problem at its origination.  You will want a roofer for that.

 

As long as you are splitting the trades at that point, might as well get a flooring contractor to look at the floor once you have figured out the skylight repair/replacement equation. 

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COOL!!!  Someone who asks a question actually responds.  Rare.  Love it.  Let us know how things work out.

Handyman reviews in San Jose

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did an excellent plumbing repair job for us. He gave us and estimate and explained what needed to be done. He arrived on-time and finished the job. I would definitely recommend him. I will use him again in the near future.
- Keith W.
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was prompt, professional and clean. What I liked best was that he told me how he was going to overcome the several unexpected problems (nothing to do with his work) that arose with my project and not just informing me. That is rare and I appreciated it. I'd highly recommend him.
- Kelly P.
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I would like to share my experience with Case Remodeling. I hope it will help someone not to fail in to the same traps I did fail.
Basically the nice lady over the phone made me to believe that the job will be done in approximately 2 to 2.5 hours by 2
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. However it took 4 hours to complete. Here is how I got fooled by the nice voice over the phone. Make sure you don't do same mistakes.
Catch #1: The both products (I was planning to install) was purchased from Home Depot. Home depot provides installation estimates. After emailing the product links I have been told by Case Remodeling, that based on the links the job supposed to take 2 to 2.5 hours. Do not trust what they say. In reality they stretched this job to 4 hours. Just by clearly doing things very slow. I felt that
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's got instruction from they management to stretch this work to 4 hours and they did.
I recommend trying to work out estimate for the job without agreeing on hourly work. They will tell you that they do hourly work only. That is not true. Just getting hourly orders allow them fool people and charge them more than expected. If you insists on the estimating the job total they will do it.
Catch #2: If you agreed on hourly work anyway. They will tell you that they feel like 2
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will do the work faster than 1
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. That is not true. In my case: One was staying and watching while another one was installing first awning. He could work on installation of the second awning at the same time. Then they both moved to installation of the second awning by the same manner: one is working, another one is watching. So basically I was double charged for awning installation.
Do not agree on a second
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. You better get one and give him a hand when he needs. Over the phone they will say that they have some liability and
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can't accept your help. That is not true. I offered help to
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for turning canopy around. And guess what?…. he accepted it.
Catch #3: Do not assume a
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will have every single screw or nail you need. In my case they suddenly realized they don't have appropriate screw to anchor my canopy to concrete (By the way I told them over phone about installing over concrete). Then one drove to store to buy the screws another one just was hanging around. Guess what. It took 40 minutes for
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to come back and they charged for 40 minutes for both
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I recommend checking all the things and get them ready. Once
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comes in, spend few minutes to go over with
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and make sure he has all he needs. Worth case you can run to store by yourself and bring missing things in mean time. I was fool enough to let them complete both jobs and then one drives to store and another one hangs around.
This is how they manage to overcharge people.
Good luck!
- Mekhman M.
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is great and I will call him again for maintenance purposes. This time we had the wheels on our sliding screen door replaced, a toilet paper holder replaced, and two light fixtures installed. The interaction with
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was very nice, and he is very professional and interested in doing a good job. We made an appointment well in advance, and he arrived on time and performed the work well.
I highly recommend
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- anne B.
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He talked more then worked. He brought someone to do the work while he just talked about irrelevant issues. He charged for both their time. I finally had him stop the work. The cost was continuing the work was not.
- Paul G.
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The final result is excellent. They
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us through hundreds of decisions. My better half was responsible for making choices and she is very happy with the final result. Once demolition began, the work was tightly scheduled Monday through Thursday, with Fridays reserved for absorbing unknowns. I am very impressed with their tile
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. The rest of their subcontractors rank "excellent" too, but the tile
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take top prize. I am disappointed with their estimating process pre-contract, as the final cost was slightly more than 25% in excess of original estimated range, despite minimal change orders. On the one hand I can't figure out what wasn't expressed in the original conversations to warrant such a low original cost range; on the other, the final cost is not out of line for the scope and quality of work and materials of such an extensive rebuild in the Bay Area, especially considering the "priority" scheduling that resulted in minimal inconvenience. I do recommend them to family and friends that want quality results.
- steven O.
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I was very pleased with his work and the work of his brother who assisted on the second day. They are both very knowledgeable, professional and very hard workers. My husband and I plan on hiring him again to do more jobs on our house.
- Ernest H.

All Handyman Services in San Jose, CA

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William Wells

San Jose

Wilson General Contracting

1852 W 11th St Suite 149
Tracy

Wilson's Workshop

5513 Alaska Dr
Concord

Wine Country Kitchen & Bath Inc.

5322 Vine Hill Rd
Forestville

Winzeler Construction Service

931 Hastings Drive
Concord

Wolff Contracting Inc.

3100 Dutton Ave
Santa Rosa

Won Construction

3617 copperfield dr
San Jose

Won Construction

3617 copperfield dr
San Jose

Woodcliff Builders

6573 gardenoak ct.

WOODY'S HANDYMAN SVC

1010 HAZELWOOD AVE
San Jose

Worker Matt

601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco

WYS Property Services

Mountain View

Xtra Hand

3411 Randolph Ave.
Oakland

Y B Construction

1226 Heatherstone Way
Sunnyvale

Yes Dear

16822 Sorrel Way
Morgan Hill

YES, WE CAN!

1959 Harris St
San Jose

Your Castro Handyman

360 Castro St
San Francisco

Your MyGuy'ver

5328 Navajo Way

Zavala Construction

922 Longfellow St.
Tracy

ZEE'S HANDYMAN

326 42ND ST
Richmond

Zinc Builders

1325B Evans ave
San Francisco

ZOLTAN PERINA

439 N 6TH ST
San Jose

‎A & M Remodel & Construction

4347 Buckskin Dr
Antioch

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