1. Handyman Services For Owners of Rental Properties

    Last time, we talked a bit about a few things you could do to recoup your deposit for a rental property. This discussion was so popular that we decided to dig a little deeper into the subject. This time however we wanted to look at the landlord side of things, you know, what happens after a renter moves out and you have to fill the home with a new renter as fast a possible. Just as it is stressful…Read More

  2. Need Your Deposit Back? Call ARC Services!

    The rental market in Santa Barbara is out of control, to say the least. Rents are starting to climb higher and higher every year. Now, if you have ever gotten an apartment, condo or rental house you know that just renting the place is a major investment. You have first and last months rent to pay for, utility startup fees, pizza and frosty beverages for your buddies so they will help you move, and…Read More

  3. Spring is Time To Get It Done With ARC Services!

    We have been talking a lot about spring cleaning lately. OK, maybe it is a little too soon, but the time change is this weekend and March is nearing the halfway point. Most of us really enjoy spring; the weather is gorgeous, not too hot and some days here in Carpinteria, you can throw on a pair of sweatpants for your morning run. The cool mornings will soon give way to the hot days of summer and b…Read More

  4. Spring Checklist

    It is finally the end of winter, seriously, the first day of spring is only a few weeks away. We can then kick the cold weather to the curb for a while. This time of year is magical with bunnies frolicking, deer prancing in the meadows, and birds chirping in the trees. Like a Disney movie, all of these critters are getting their homes in order. Wait don't deer live in caves? Never mind. Spring is …Read More

  5. Fix Up Your Bachelor Pad With ARC

    What is it all twenty-something guys want in life? A real live girlfriend? A Ferrari? A lifetime supply of frosty beverages? Well, actually all of the above, but it really wasn't a fair question. Most guys that age want the coolest bachelor pad around. No easy feat, particularly if you are a guy that works hard and doesn't have a lot of meat left on the bone after a month of bills. So how do you m…Read More

  6. Get It Together for the Holidays!

    The holidays are the best time of the year, no matter how you celebrate. The common thread that many of us share this time of year, is that many of us either travel to see family, or family visits us. That can come with a large amount of anxiety, particularly if your mother-in-law is coming to visit. If you are going away this holiday, the stress can be all too real as well, considering the prepar…Read More

  7. The LED Revolution

    Last time we touched a little about LED lighting. The time is coming when the old incandescent lights will no longer be available and LED’s will be the only choice. At American Residential and Commercial Services, we want to help you make the transition, whether that means changing out bulbs, installing more efficient fixtures, or adding lighting where needed. A Bit About LED’s LED stands for …Read More

  8. Thinking About Lighting

      Halloween is one of the most joyous times for some of our neighbors. Every year the decorations get more and more elaborate. Now it is not uncommon to see a ten foot tall Dracula flanking a herd of skeleton spiders. Wait… do spiders have bones? Anyway, the point is, this time of year your home is a focal point for your halloween display. You also may notice that there are definite improvement…Read More

  9. Wash The House

    How long has it been since you looked at the outside of your home? I mean really looked at it. With the weather getting nicer and the days getting shorter, isn't now the best time to give your home a good cleaning? You may not know this, but at ARC Handyman Services, we offer a wide range of exterior home cleaning services for our local customers. Whether you live in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, or…Read More

  10. The Empty Nest

    Soon the kids are heading back to school. And kids all over Carpinteria are spending their last week of freedom staring at various electronic devices. If you are one of the lucky ones, your kiddos are off to college, and that means you are now considered “empty nesters,” get it? Nest.. birds… empty... classic… People whose kids have left are called that because their baby birds are flying …Read More