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"Highest of recommendations!!! Very honest, thorough, careful, detailed, and innovative. The heating system works better than it has in the 10 years since we have" purchased this place. Other HVAC men would tell us we needed a brand new system for $8,000.00, and this man fixed what we had beautifully for $300, did the dirty work necessary to fix the ducting under the house, replaced the coils, cleaned out the whole system, and the house has actually stayed warm even in this far below freezing weather. Extremely positive and professional, cheerful people. Was a great troubleshooter in fixing the areas that were causing the most problems. Have a "can do" attitude, and really know their business.
is HVAC certified, but is there to help you make your money go as far as possible. Very innovative in his solutions to problems that confounded others who came before him. Extremely reasonable price wise, & honest in all dealings, even when he could have been otherwise due to our lack of expertise in an area. Use them with confidence. If they could not do something well, they would say so. I cannot recommend highly enough.

-Elaine W.

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"Prompt, polite and pofessional. Even though I did not use his services this time I will definitely call him for future repair items.

-Pam D.

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Fixing a loose door hinge with longer screws or a simple screw-hole repair kit is just one of several easy DIY home maintenance tasks, says Molidor. (Photo by Kathy Oman)
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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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Handyman reviews in Alton

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We were charged almost $300 to reattach a piece of trim that had come away from the brick siding near the peak of our house.
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showed up on time and after some time trying to figure out how to do this, he made a trip to the store for supplies that he did not have on his van. He reattached the trim using some caulk, and 4 tap con screws that he had to go get from the store. For that effort we were charged almost $300. He was very personable, however, my wife and I could not believe that he didn't have the necessary items on board, and that we were charged for him to go to the store. Not only was the cost of the supplies outrageous, so was the rate we were charged. We will not be using this company again for other projects we have, and I will not be recommending them to others as well.
- William H.
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He said I needed a new water heater (which I knew). He said he couldn't fix it until Monday/Tuesday. I told him I had a child and asked if he could fix it so I could have water over the weekend....he said NO. This man was at my home long enough to write out an estimate (maybe 10 min) and couldn't care less about helping me with my water heater. I contacted another company and they not only came out but they fixed it so we could have water until it was replaced (on Monday). The biggest problem with
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is they sent an invoice to my insurance for something they did NOT do. My insurance will not pay me my $540 until they receive the money that
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invoiced for!! If you have extra money laying around then this might be your company...If you are a woman dealing with them...trust me CHIVALRY is dead in this man!
- Cynthia G.
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My husband accidentally backed into our 3 household mailbox post. It was snowing, the ground was pretty much frozen and my husband knew, once he checked out the damage, that there was no way he could repair it until spring. We called
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and left a message....he got back with us promptly and scheduled a time to come look the next day. He determined he could do the job for a reasonable amount (another guy wanted 400-450 for a fancy mailbox which we didn't need) and would come back as quickly as possible.
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replaced the post and put in two new mailboxes for our neighbors because theirs were pretty much beyond repair. He also put new address stickers on for them. Our mailbox was still okay as is.
We were very happy with the repairs and appreciate that he got the work done in such a quick manner since it was still snowing and the mail was still coming!
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also called to check and see that we were satisfied with his service. Yes, we would use his
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service again!
- christina J.
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removed old and installed a new (provided) lazy
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in a corner cabinet, fixed a leaky tub, replaced two broken GFI outlets in kitchen so the outlets would all work (none were working on arrival and we were not sure why), removed an old broken light fixture and installed a (provided) ceiling fan in upstairs bedroom, removed two old alarm boxes I asked them to and fixed a piece of torn metal weather stripping on the front door. It was well worth the $249 handyman deal to have them come out and get the work done so quickly. Both men were very polite and had all the tools they needed to do the various jobs (they did go purchase a few items which I paid them back for- some outlets and some washers-
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provided reciepts).
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worked to solve a wiring problem for a while but informed me it would take way longer than the allotted time so I called the office and they will return in a week to complete the task of re-wiring and hanging the foyer lights and patching up the (already existing) hole in the drywall. Additionally I have scheduled a time for their boss to come out and provide a quote on a larger project we have been wanting to complete.
I would highly suggest this handyman service- just make sure you have a long list! They are really fast workers and probably could have done even more work had I planned ahead and had more material available. I will certainly use
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Rehab Handyman Service again.
- Mark and Martha L.
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I used SnapFix (Angie's List mobile app) to source providers for my Basement Project. I took a picture of the basement and wrote a detailed description An Angie's List concierge found
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and scheduled the estimate appointment.
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is a pleasure to work with! Harol
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, the owner, came to my house on Wednesday, 2/11 to see the basement and to discuss the project. By the next day, there was an estimate waiting in my Inbox.
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's estimate was $1,000 - $2,000 cheaper than the other two estimates I received last summer. My wife and I felt comfort with Harol so we decided to sign the contract and schedule a start date.
Harol and his team started the project 4 days later on President's Day (Monday).
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was prompt, dedicated, and seemed to have a sense of urgency which I loved. A large snow storm hit the area on President's Day and dumped 6 inches of snow. I assumed the project would be delayed a day because of the inclement weather. At 8:30 am on Tuesday, two
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team members drove through my snow covered
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ready to
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some tile. I was truly impressed! The entire project was complete by Thursday at 3 pm!
I will certainly use
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for future projects (I have a Sun Room project coming up in the summer). These guys are professional, prompt, and very good at what they do.


- Steven L.
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had previously provided service to me (see previous review). I asked for him to assess what I needed to do to make the master bathroom more up to date. He recommended installing a new full shower.
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made arrangements to obtain the correct enclosure and installed it over the shortest time possible (including a delay when the supplier gave him the wrong shower
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). Both my realtor and I feel that the work performed was excellent. The office was also very helpful with scheduling since I had difficulties in obtaining supplies for the tile repair in the second bedroom. Overall, this was a very good experience, considering I had to manage this from 2500 miles away! Thanks to
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and the folks in the office for making a complicated improvement easy!

- Wilson D.
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The provider sent a gentleman out and he showed up on time. He did everything I needed done inside the home. When it came time for the garage window film he obviously hadn't applied it before. It took him a really long time (about 2 hours) and it ended up creased in alot of areas and bubbly in other. I probably could have done a similar job. Once he was done he told me it would be an additional $120 for the extra two hours labor, which it shouldn't have been because he was still working on some of the time that I prepaid. I told the owner of the company that I was not going to pay the additional amount because the film was applied poorly and it really shouldn't have taken two hours time. The owner argued with me quite a bit and tried to make similar references if he didn't like something did that mean he didn't have to pay. I asked him to come out and look at the job and tell me whether or not it looked professional. I never heard from him again so whether or not he actually came and looked at it (you could see the
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, creases on the outside of the window), I don't know.
- Sandra M.
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It went great.
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quickly identified the issues with the frozen pipe and fixed it so it wont happen again. The prior contractor I used left a portion of my wall with no thermal break and the pipes froze so bad he had to replace them. Now that
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fixed it I am sure it wont happen again.
He also replaced a faucet, repaired damage in the plaster of a celling and recaulked my bathroom. The faucet looks great and works perfect. The celling looks brand new, and the bathroom looks 100 times better than it did.
Good contractors are hard to find. I will have no problem calling
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again the next time something breaks.
- jesse L.

All Handyman Services in Alton, IL

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911 Maintenance & Home Repair

2 hansen
Glen Carbon

A New Look Remodeling, LLC

932 Chelsea Avenue

A RELIABLE HANDYMAN

1625 Charbonier Rd

A&M Urban Renewal

4318 Dewey Ave.

Affordable Handman

PO BOX 505
Hamel

Affordable Handyman

2847 Ridgeview Lane
Millstadt

BETTER GUYS E & I

2007 NOVEM DR

BJS HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

7021 HOLLY HILLS AVE

Bourdeau Construction

3310 Woodsway Dr

Bozikis General Contracting

2715 Dalton Avenue

BRADEN ROOFING

1119 Merriam Lane

C & R Home Improvements, Inc.

1040 So Milwaukee Ave Suite 107
Wheeling

C BENNETT BUILDING SUPPLY

1700 West Terra Lane

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardinal Catastrophe Services Inc

214 Hillsboro Ave
Edwardsville

CARLILE CONTRACTING L.L.C.

3027 Boylston Hill Ct.

Cass Johnson

508 Autumn Ave.
Collinsville

CEDAR SPECIALIST

38 Wisdom Ct

Cleanstreak

6951 triple lakes rd

Closet Factory

2748 Mary Ave

Colgate Design+Build

12444 Powerscourt Dr.

Crabtree Construction, Inc

10625 Voges Rd
Lebanon

CREATIVE HOME SOLUTIONS

14525 AVOCADO LANE

Crockett Seamless Gutters

113 Palm Dr.
Fairview Heights

Crouch Remodeling

2801 Tiara Drive

D n J Services

5906 Dogwood Lane
Godfrey

Eagle Painting& Drywall

107 Fleur De Lis Dr

energy shelter

13060 w. watson

Energy View Windows

7220 N Lindbergh Blvd

Equity Contracting, LLC

11911 Westline Industrial Dr.

Exquisite Homes LLC

8816 Manchester Rd

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FERGUSON CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 69
Glen Carbon

Fitz's Renovation LLC

1818 Washington Ave

Fossil Flooring

104 Matrix Commons

Furtak Construction

518 N. Main st.
Freeburg

Garage Door Experts of Saint Louis

4579 Laclede Ave Ste 306

GARY SCHULTE Handyman

207 OAK CREST DR

Geissler Roofing Co Inc

612 S 3rd St
Belleville

General Construction Services

9021 Summit St.
Fairview Heights

Get it Done

7045 Lena Ave

Green World Solutions

7 Count Fleet Circle

Hallowell Contracting

9936 Slevin Ln

HANDYMAN EXPRESS

222 MAIN ST
Alton

Handyman For Hire

9209 Hale Dr

Handymanage

6643 Sutherland

Hauling & More

191 South 7th street

Hillbilly Handyman

4907 W Pine Blvd

HMS Construction, Inc.

4820 Green Valley Drive

Homepro Corp

PO Box 4321

Honey-Do's Done

3376 Piazza Ln

HoneyDew Unlimited

7064 Mardel Ave

HOUSE DOCTORS HANDYMAN SERVICES

PO BOX 69
Glen Carbon

IHI Inc.(Integrity Home Improvement)

102 Glenridge Drive
Collinsville

Innovating Renovation

2755 East b st rd
Belleville

Inservice

200 S Henry St

Irish Construction

6115 Pershing Ave

J & C CONSTRUCTION

3523 W A ST
Belleville

J G Construction & Painting

315 E Church St
Collinsville

J&C Construction LLC

1304 Sandalwood Dr
Belleville

J. T. MC DERMOTT REMODELING

7427 W MAIN ST
Belleville

J. Windle

8240 John McKeever Rd.

J.C.G. & Sons LLC

571 Oli Ali Dr

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Jeff's Unlimited

3216 Delor St

JH Exteriors

6549 Highway 61-67

Joe Fix It Handyman Services

409 Garden St
Cahokia

Kincade Construction

37 W Acton Ave
Wood River

KLEIN DEVELOPMENTS

209 Lindburg Rd.

Knolan

5816 Briarwood Terrace Ct

KOLAR CONSTRUCTION

7109 ARSENAL ST

Lee Heating & Cooling

3105 Alby
Alton

Loughman Builders-Remodelers

1917 Scheel street
Belleville

M.A. Enterprises

336 Magoffin Trails Court

Mains Construction LLC

13336 Waggoner Rd

Mak Remodeling and Home Repairs

13170 Old Jamestown Rd

Marciante Diversfied

1315 Missouri State Rd

Martin Door & Window

3037 N St Peters Pkwy

mary elizabeth nicholas

1286 Rockridge Pl

Mayflower Container Services

13390 Lakefront Drive

McGee's contracting

145 Union Hill Rd
Fairview Heights

McMen Services

3824 birch dr.

Mick Construction Inc

537 Buena Vista St
Edwardsville

Midstate Contractors LLC

8991A Commercial Blvd.

MILLER & SONS PLASTERING

408 W SOUTH 4TH ST
Red Bud

Missouri Pest Control

6728 Armistead Ct

Mr. Handyman of Metro East

1309 Vandalia Street
Collinsville

ONEWAY Construction

5494 Brown Rd Ste 130

Pace Design & Construction

2419 Calico Lane
Maryville

Parity, LLC

529 Spring Meadow Crossing

Parker Contracting

304 Deep Cove Drive
Edwardsville

Parkway Contracting LLC

910 S. Florissant

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Precision Restoration LLC

9538 Big Bend blvd

Prestige Contracting and Remodeling Inc

1751 Fountainbleu
Edwardsville

Pro Movers

185 Bobwhite Ln.

Promax LLC

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy

PropertyUpkeep

3410 Brunswick Dr

Prosum Home Services

833 White Picket Ln

R&B Restorations

2490 Cedar lane

Rebello Construction LLC

840A Pennsylvania Avenue.

REC REMODELING & CONSTR

1302 ANTLER DR
Troy

Reed's Remodeling

9 North 10th Street
Belleville

REL Construction

403 brookeside drive
Caseyville

Rent A Handy Husband

420 Oakmont Cir

RICK'S GENERAL HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS

135 Twin Oaks Dr
Belleville

ROY FARLEY

4053 LOCKPORT DR

Saint Louis Closet Co

2626 S Big Bend Blvd

SECOND PAIR OF HANDS

9927 DEBENTROY ST
Lebanon

Signature Exteriors

2025 Zumbehl Rd

Skillz Construction and Home Repair

2928 Fredricka St.
Belleville

Snyder's Construction

3930 Randall St

Soldier Concrete/Construction

1304 South 4th street
Greenville

Steve's Woodworks

PO Box 63135

STL ECO ENERGY & ELECTRIC

2586 Willow Glen Park

streamline llc

5122 ville maria ln

Streit Construction

12966 BRYCE CANYON DR

SuperDave The Handyman

310 W Felton Ave.

Taylor Construction

8446 Dittmer Catawissa Rd.

The Fixologist Handyman Service, Corp.

7455 Leslie Drive
Edwardsville

The Handyman Meister

153 Rolling Oaks Drive
Collinsville

Water Leak Specialist

14 Apple Tree dr.

We Do It All Flooring & More, LLC

122 East Date Street
Hartford

Webb Contracting

5253 Darkmoor Ln

WEBB FAMILY CONTRACTING

1216 Ranworth Dr
Godfrey

Weilbacher Landscaping

5436 Bohleysville Rd
Millstadt

West End Services

17 Woodside Drive
Belleville

WILKE WINDOW & DOOR INC

3591 HARRY S TRUMAN BLVD

Windows R Us

384 Barcelona Ct

Womack Construction

1540 Charlotte Dr.

Young Innovations

5235 Butler Hill Estates Drive

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