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"This is ridiculously expensive. They charge you almost $300 for 2 hours for 1 person. And they only work 8 to 5, so if you are working you can't even make" an appt with them. So I thought this was all too ridiculous and a waste of time calling them. I would never use them. This only works for stay at home moms who have a lot of money to spend and can stay home and wait for the
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-Harry H.

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came out to do the estimate and had it to me that evening. I called
to schedule the work. I was told to expect" the worker between 8 and 8:30am.
was there and ready by 8:15am each day at the latest. The first day was the bulk of the work (replacing trap, replacing toilet, tearing out drywall, assessing the spigot) followed by a 1/2 day (installing, taping, mudding drywall and replacing the outside spigot) and a third brief visit for final sanding of the new drywall. Work was excellent. This is the 2nd time I've used this service and will continue to do so.

-Joe S.

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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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My email request for a quote was responded to promptly. What was shocking, however, was the hourly cost for
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. is charging 1.5 times the typical hourly rate; in addition, their "first hour" charges are well over 3 times the hourly rate for this type of service. It is difficult to understand how this provider remains in business.
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: "Should you hire me, our 1st hour for
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Lakes is $275.00 1 hour minimum - 10% Angie's List discount = $247.50. Additional hours at our regular additional hour rate of $115.00 - 10% Angie's = $103.50. Additional hours are charged in 5 minute increments, $8.625 per 5 minutes. Time begins upon arrival and ends when tools are put back in van. Time runs when getting materials. "
- Barbara K.
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When he arrived, I did not have the materials I needed for the kitchen shelf. He told me exactly what I needed to go and purchase for him to do the job. While I was getting the materials he moved on to another project When he replaced the kitchen faucet the old water line was not long enough and he told me the size he needed to finish. After head finished the projects I had listed, he inquired if there was any thing else I needed repaired. I was very pleased with all the work that was done
- Casey P.
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was friendly and professional. The experience was stress free, thank you. I didn't see the end product but I know you got the job done well.
- Nina B.
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Responded quickly and made appt for review of jobs needed. Time for project scheduled within 3 week which was within my time frame. Only hiccup is that they were late starting on the scheduled day/time and had to come back the next day. However, the work was done and done very well.
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offered options and solutions for fixing several problems which is what I was looking for. They cleaned up after themselves and took away the garbage. Everything looks great. Extremely happy with the results.
- J P.
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It went very well.
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arrived one time. He was very friendly and professional and I felt very comfortable that he could do the tasks I had. Most were
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but he accomplished all efficiently and quickly. There was no job too small and I appreciated he was so willing to do them since my husband nor I are able to. Plan to use him again in the near future for other jobs.
- ANITA H.
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did a great job on our basement. I thought it was a fair price for what we required. Three room and a full bathroom was completed in ~4 weeks. We had several small modifications along the way and he was very responsive in completing the requests/changes. He only has himself and one other gentlemen working, but they are very professional and perform good work.
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has been in business in the general area for 15 years.
- Jeremy I.
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I was impressed from the start by
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' communication, which was clear, prompt, and thorough. They showed up exactly on time, were friendly and professional, and completed the job; they also let me know about the state of my gutters, which is important. They impressed me so much that I'm hiring them again for more work.
- Francesca S.
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is very positive, helpful, reliable, and skilled. I need someone to help me with household tasks - large and small - and I feel like I've hit the jackpot. I'm hoping he can find time to paint some rooms for me in the fall. And help me with some other tasks before then, both large and small. I rely on and trust his advice. Look no further.
- Nancy F.

Handyman Services in Dayton, NV

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1 Call Home Repair Service

PO Box 3562
Carson City

A & A Service and Repair

5095 Greeley Ave
Silver Springs

A Hand Up Handyman service

5704 Merritt Court
Sun Valley

A Plus Window Cleaning Inc

100 N Arlington Ave Ste 100
Reno

Anchorage Construction Management, Inc.

3832 Sweetland Dr
Carson City

Armor Building Corporation

909 E Telegraph St
Carson City

AWH Construction INC

100 Hemlock Way

Barrier Sealers

Carson City

Black Development Group Inc.

360 Dawson Jacob
Reno

Bob's Handyman Services

7900 N. Virginia St
Reno

Buick Authority

629 Occidental Drive
Dayton

Building Tectonics Inc

4615 Aircenter Cir
Reno

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Cuellar & Sons

230 gallaway lane
Reno

Custom Made Gutters

50 Desert Peak Ct
Sparks

Debell Window Systems

2600 S Virginia St
Reno

E W Robinson

16035 Scarlet Way
Reno

Envision Solutions Unlimited

880 Northwood Blvd
Incline Village

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Figueroa's Construction

1767 Coyote Rd.
Gardnerville

GLASER HOME SERVICES

5315 SUN VALLEY BLVD
Sun Valley

green quality services

2530 Sycamore Glen Dr
Carson City

Handy man Martin

Sun Valley

Handyman for Hire Reno

5000 Smithridge Dr
Reno

House Mechanics LLC

1892 Kinglet Drive
Sparks

J & S Air Duct Cleaning

2741 Monte Verde Way
Sparks

Jerry's Handyman Service

5835 sundown drive
Sun Valley

Joseph Cardinalli Home Repair Specialist

1976 Marian Ave
Carson City

KASM Construction LLC

782 Divot Dr
Fernley

Memo's Handyman Services

50 Morris Cir.
Carson City

MIC Delivery

31 Kari Lane
Smith

Moss Construction and Development

21550 Delta Drive
Reno

Mr Fix-It-All

2980 Sequoia Ln
Reno

Pace and Associates Inc

PO BOX 5159
Reno

PDQ

PO BOX 892
Dayton

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Pro-Property Care

111 W Telegraph St
Carson City

Quality Mobile Home Repair LLC

18124 Wedge Parkway PMB 249
Reno

Quality Renovations Inc

11045 Wagon Ho Lane
Reno

Rasmussen Construction & Maintainence

814 Wagon Dr
Gardnerville

Reno Renovators

5401 Longley Lane #15
Reno

Rightway Construction Llc

67 Rook Ct.
Sparks

Robert's Handyman Svc

1000 Tamarisk St
Carson City

Roberto Lopez Handyman Service

959 Santa Cruz St
Sparks

Ruckman Construction, LLC

505 Verelli Court
Reno

S & D INDUSTRIES

P. O. Box 21327
Carson City

Sierra Green Builders

3983 S. McCarran Blvd
Reno

Simply Handy

5395 Leon Dr

Sipe's Tahoe

9800 Hillview Rd

Sollis Renovations

15025 Edmands Dr
Reno

Start Moving

2372 Old Combee Rd 103

Steve's Woodworks

PO Box 63135

The Handyman

1274 Sierra Vista Dr
Gardnerville

Thomas Meader Handyman Services

600 Hot Springs Road
Carson City

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