Handyman. The word means different things to different people and in this day and age the internet is becoming a substitute for hiring a handyman. The problem is most people believe that they can perform a task simply because there is a video online. This could not be further from the truth and it is like looking up your symptoms on Google is bound to make you think you are going to die. At American Residential and Commercial services we are your local handyman service. We are proud to carry on the handyman tradition when many would prefer to risk doing a job wrong simply because the internet told them the wrong information. But isn’t everything that is posted on the internet 100 percent true? Ok maybe not all of the information out there is entirely trustworthy and take it from us, we have seen some pretty epic failures.

The Curse of Pinterest

If you have Pinterest you know what we are talking about we like to call it the Pinterest effect. Similar to the Butterfly effect, the theory goes, if a butterfly flaps its wings, it sets in motion large scale consequences. Like a butterfly land on a flower, the flower dips, scaring a mouse under the pant, causing the mouse to run past an elephant. We all know that elephants are afraid of mice so we can guess what happens next. This is similar to what people see when they are on Pinterest. Professional, gorgeous home projects that are actually quite difficult. Maybe it was the positive encouragement during the 1970s that created a whole generation that, although they may lack skill, are more than happy to try their best. While this is admirable, the internet is flooded with failed home projects and the corresponding Pinterest picture as a comparison. What do you do when you find yourself on the wrong end of a Pinterest disaster? Call ARC Handyman services for your intervention. We will fix the project gone wrong and provide positive encouragement about how hard you tried.

The Video Repair

Back in the old days, when something broke or wore out and you did not know how to repair or replace the damaged item, you called a handyman to do it for you. These days the internet is flooded with how to videos for pretty much anything. Many people will look up the issue on the internet in order to attempt to repair the issue. The problem is, if you don’t know how to do the job itself how do you know a video is feeding you good information? This is the problem with using the internet to repair an issue in your home. For instance, if you are dealing with a broken pipe, the process is much more involved than a video will make you believe. Not to say that all of the videos out there are completely wrong but many miss steps and how do you know if the person making the video actually knows what they are doing. If there is any doubt about repairing an issue in your home, the best practice is to dial 805-220-6069. This will connect you with a real live handyman with many years of experience.

Those Without Skill

There is an amazing story floating around the internet that really is more sad than funny. A landlord had a group of younger people renting her home for a few years. The place had recessed lighting in the kitchen and as the landlord visited one day she noticed that the lights were not working. Flipping the switch, she confirmed that the lightbulbs were burned out. And asked the tenants if they realized the bulbs were burned out. They stated that the lights had not worked for a few years and had no idea how to change a lightbulb. They were forced to cook with a cellphone flashlight because it had not occurred to them that they could have fixed it themselves.  While this may seem like a far fetched story it actually happened. Now had the kids called ARC Handyman Services the issue would have been knocked out in no time, because that is what we do. Give us a call today and see how easy it is to have a professional handyman handle the everyday home projects. We look forward to hearing from you.