Residential and Commercial Handyman Services

Handy Giant team is on call for repairs, scheduled maintenance, painting, carpentry, handyman projects and installations.

Handy Giant team is on call for repairs, scheduled maintenance, painting, carpentry, handyman projects and installations. Smooth workflow, high standards and excellent customer service are guaranteed. Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant: building maintenance and repair tailored for your business and evolving alongside your changing commercial needs. Learn more about handyman services by Handy Giant.

Handy Giant is a Boston-based company servicing residential, commercial customers and national business accounts.

Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant Building Maintenance and Repairs Tailored for Your Business

We have earned a recognition for making a difference for our clients as a repair and maintenance services provider to individual residences, businesses and multi unit properties.

National retail repairs and facilities maintenance services. On-demand response for emergency repairs. Skilled and local self-performing technicians.

Handy Giant’s vision: to become the highest value provider of commercial repair services and retail maintenance. Above: a partial list of companies we are extremely honored to work for.

Handy Giant operates as a self-performing subcontractor locally and for national facility management companies.

Our technicians are on call for repairs, scheduled maintenance, painting, carpentry and installations. Smooth workflow, high standards and excellent customer service are guaranteed. Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant: building maintenance and repair tailored for your business and evolving alongside your changing commercial needs.

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Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant holds expertise in a broad range of industries including: retail locations, malls, condo and apartment buildings, hotels and hospitality, property management companies, office buildings, banks and financial institutions, manufacturing and industrial facilities assisted & senior living communities, healthcare, retirement communities, restaurants, salons, gated communities and private estates in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and soon New York.

Why our Clients choose us?

Because dealing with several vendors to accomplish multiple repair, maintenance or installation tasks at one location is more than time-consuming – it can be cost-consuming. As a proven single-source solution, Commercial Handyman Services company can streamline the entire repair, renovations and maintenance management process into a well-planned and consolidated model.

Repair & Maintenance

Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant have a long track record of on-call repairs and scheduled maintenance programs. Weather it’s a retail storefront display set up or a full floor refresh at the historical hotel – we keep buildings functioning at their best.

With Commercial Handyman Services company on your team we can help:

  • Eliminate the task of managing multiple contractors and save time
  • Enable you to find an all-in-one solution for wide variety of repairs, painting, installations, renovations and scheduled maintenance
  • Streamline your billing and minimize documentation

Handy Giant has been ranked at the top of the “Best Operators” among the handyman repair, renovations and maintenance service companies in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts region.

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Drywall Repair and Installation by Commercial Handyman Services

Drywall is a staple of nearly all buildings. Made from thin plaster boards derived from the mineral gypsum, drywall is lightweight and portable and found in most modern facilities across the United States. Drywall’s chemical composition is fire resistant, which makes it an ideal construction resource.

Drywall is an excellent building material, but it is subject to damage from time to time, and Commercial Handyman Services offers drywall installation and repair.

Patching Drywall and Replacement Drywall

While drywall is sturdy, it can be punctured, chipped, or dented. Drywall damage is a common occurrence in most buildings over their lifetime, whether from a doorknob striking the wall or due to holes from nails. Fortunately, most drywall holes are an easy fix for an experienced handyman.

While drywall repair kits are commonly found in most hardware stores, correctly patching a drywall hole can be a tricky and time-consuming process. The process typically involves covering the area around the hole with a thin layer of joint compound, applying a patch or mesh tape, and then re-applying and sanding several more layers of joint compound until neither the hole nor the mesh is visible. And because most pre-mixed joint compound takes a day or more to dry, professionals also generally take the extra step of blending their own joint compound using a powdered mix and water to shorten the time needed for drying between coats.

For drywall patching jobs large or small, you can contact a Commercial Handyman technician to restore your wall to its former condition. Our technician can even paint the wall for you once the patch has been completed.

Installing Drywall

Installing new drywall from scratch is somewhat more complex than simply patching a hole in existing drywall. While installing drywall is simpler than installing plaster walls, the process can still be difficult, especially for a beginner or by oneself due to the weight of the boards. Drywall installation involves measuring and installing the drywall, using correctly sized screws to keep the drywall in place, and ensuring that no electrical wiring or pipes are damaged.

For tough drywall installation jobs, you can call on the professionals at Commercial Handyman Services. Our technicians can hang and install drywall correctly to ensure your walls will be looking great once the job is finished.

Taping Drywall

Taping drywall is one of the final steps in the drywall installation process. Once the drywall boards are in place, they’ll need taped along their edges and prepped for the layers of mud, which give the wall its glossy finish. Finally, each layer of drywall mud will need to be carefully applied, smoothed, and sanded to ensure an even finish across all the walls and angles. When applied poorly, drywall mud can clump and appear rough and uneven, which would require much sanding to make level.

For drywall taping you can count on a Commercial Handyman professional to tape your drywall correctly. Our personnel have experience with drywall installation and taping projects and will be glad to assist with making your new drywall look great.

Facilities Maintenance by Handy Giant

we provide a full range of maintenance and handyman services to our retail customers. These are services such as tile replacement, showcase repair, ceiling tile replacement and painting.

Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant provides a full range of maintenance services to our retail customers. These are services such as display installations, showroom renovations, tile replacement, showcase repair, ceiling tile replacement and painting.

As part of our integrated facility solutions we provide services that include:

  • Bundled facility services
  • Operating procedure development
  • Building maintenance
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Facility operations & maintenance
  • Central plant operations & maintenance
  • Janitorial
  • Machine shop
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Security review
  • Building technical administration
  • Locksmith
  • Mechanical
  • Equipment inventory
  • Condition assessments
  • Capital planning
  • Project management
  • Space planning and allocation
  • Reporting
  • Contractor management
  • Building automation systems
  • Meeting & conference room service
  • Furniture management
  • Construction

Contact us to find out more about how our integrated facility solutions can help your business.

Commercial repair services and retail maintenance

Handy Giant is a Boston-based company servicing commercial customers and national business accounts.

Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant Building Maintenance and Repairs Tailored for Your Business

We have earned a recognition for making a difference for our clients as a repair and maintenance services provider to businesses and properties.

National retail repairs and facilities maintenance services. On-demand response for emergency repairs. Skilled and local self-performing technicians.

Handy Giant’s vision: to become the highest value provider of commercial repair services and facility maintenance. Above: a partial list of companies we are extremely honored to work for.

Handy Giant operates as a self-performing subcontractor locally and for national facility management companies.

Our technicians are on call for repairs, scheduled maintenance, painting, carpentry and installations. Smooth workflow, high standards and excellent customer service are guaranteed. Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant: building maintenance and repair tailored for your business and evolving alongside your changing commercial needs.

Handy Giant facility services for Rhode Island Vermont New Hampshire Connecticut Maine businesses offices properties

Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant holds expertise in a broad range of industries including: retail locations, malls, condo and apartment buildings, hotels and hospitality, property management companies, office buildings, banks and financial institutions, manufacturing and industrial facilities assisted & senior living communities, healthcare, retirement communities, restaurants, salons, gated communities and private estates in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and soon New York.

Why our Clients choose us?

Because dealing with several vendors to accomplish multiple repair, maintenance or installation tasks at one location is more than time-consuming – it can be cost-consuming. As a proven single-source solution, Commercial Handyman Services company can streamline the entire repair, renovations and maintenance management process into a well-planned and consolidated model.

Repair & Maintenance

Commercial Handyman Services by Handy Giant have a long track record of on-call repairs and scheduled maintenance programs. Weather it’s a retail storefront display set up or a full floor refresh at the historical hotel – we keep buildings functioning at their best.

With Commercial Handyman Services company on your team we can help:

  • Eliminate the task of managing multiple contractors and save time
  • Enable you to find an all-in-one solution for wide variety of repairs, painting, installations, renovations and scheduled maintenance
  • Streamline your billing and minimize documentation

Handy Giant has been ranked at the top of the “Best Operators” among the handyman repair, renovations and maintenance service companies in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts region.

Self-Performing Handyman Repairs Maintenance Service Provider in Massachusetts and New England

 

 

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We also proudly serve or entering the market areas of WorcesterProvidenceSpringfieldBridgeportNew HavenHartfordStamfordWaterburyManchesterLowellCambridgeNew BedfordBrocktonQuincyLynnFall RiverNashuaNorwalkNewtonWarwickDanburyCranstonLawrence MaSomervilleNew BritainPawtucket, RIFraminghamPortland, MaineWest HartfordGreenwichHamdenHaverhillMeriden CTWalthamBristolMaldenFairfieldBrooklinePlymouthManchesterMedfordTauntonWest Haven, ChicopeeWeymouthRevereStratfordEast HartfordPeabodyMiddletownMethuen, MaBarnstableWallingfordPittsfieldEnfieldAttleboroSouthingtonArlingtonConcordBurlington VermontEverettSalemWoonsocketWestfieldLeominsterFitchburgNorwichBillericaGroton CTHolyokeSheltonBeverlyMarlboroughWoburnAmherstLewiston MaineTorringtonTrumbullBraintreeShrewsburyChelseaCoventry RIGlastonbury CTDartmouthChelmsfordCumberlandAndoverDerry New HampshireBangor MaineNatickRandolphWatertownNaugatuckFranklinFalmouthLexingtonMilton. Please contact us to confirm a service area.

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Retail, condominiums and apartments, hotels and hospitality, property management companies and offices, manufacturing and industrial facilities, assisted & senior living communities, healthcare, banks and financial institutions, restaurants and salons are services by Handy Giant technicians!

9 Quick Home Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance isn’t restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks–when performed regularly–may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it’s inevitable that they do), we have some backup plans that you can try before you grab the phone to call for pro. Appliances and plumbing are the most frequent offenders, but they also often can be the simplest to care for. From the gutters to the living room carpet, there’s a reliable method for keeping every part of your home clean, safe, and well maintained.

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9 Quick Home Maintenance Tips

MUST-DO MAINTENANCE:

The quickest fix is to not have the problem in the first place. Here’s a checklist of items every homeowner should get to regularly.

1. Test your garage door opener monthly to ensure that it reverses when it hits an obstruction or when its sensor beam is interrupted.

2. Vacuum the clothes dryer’s exhaust duct at least once a year. If the duct is plastic, replace it (it’s a fire hazard). Rigid sheet-metal ducting is best.

3. Replace furnace filters quarterly, or as recommended by the furnace manufacturer.

4. Test all GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets monthly. Press the test button and use a voltage tester to make sure the power goes off.

5. Clean leaves and debris from the condenser of a central air conditioner seasonally.

6. Once a year, vacuum the refrigerator coils underneath the appliance.

7. Have the fireplace chimney inspected and cleaned annually.

8. Inspect window and door caulking and weather stripping yearly.

9. Replace the batteries in smoke detectors yearly. And remember, even recent hard-wired smoke detectors have backup batteries that must be replaced. If you have never checked yours, do so.

How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes

A 1/8-inch crack can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, structural damage and the immediate potential for mold.

How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes advice by Boston Home Services

How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes? Advice by Boston Home Services.

Why Frozen Pipes Are a Problem

Water expands as it freezes. This expansion puts extreme pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor water faucets, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Also, pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.

A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the immediate potential for mold.

In the US, frozen pipes cause significant damage every year, but they often can be prevented. Taking a few simple steps, even now, may save you the aggravation and expense.

Prevention

There are three common causes of frozen pipes:

1. Quick drops in temperature

2. Poor insulation

3. Thermostats set too low

There are a number of preventative steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing:

  • Check the insulation of pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing.
  • Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturers’ installation and operation instructions.
  • Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
  • Use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
  • A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Keep your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night. You might be in the habit of turning down the heat when you’re asleep, but further drops in the temperature – more common overnight – could catch you off guard and freeze your pipes.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

If Your Pipes Do Freeze…

Don’t panic. Just because they’re frozen doesn’t mean they’ve already burst. Here’s what you can do:

  • If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber.
  • If your house or basement is flooding, turn off the water valve and immediately call 911.
  • Do not touch or use electrical appliances in areas of standing water due to electrocution concerns.
  • Never try to thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame because it could cause a fire hazard. Every year, many building fires are caused by people trying to thaw frozen pipes. All open flames in homes present a serious fire danger, as well as a severe risk of exposure to lethal carbon monoxide.
  • You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe with the warm air from a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe.
  • Again, if your water pipes have already burst, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve in the house; leave the water faucets turned on and call 911. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it. Likely places for the water turn-off valve include internal pipes running against exterior walls or where water service enters a home through the foundation.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF.

Find the original article How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes here.

Common Air Conditioning and Heating Ductwork Problems

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How’s my ducting?

National studies of residential duct systems indicate that many duct systems leak 40% or more.  This means that 40% of cooling capacity, heating capacity, and utility dollars are going into unconditioned space.  Duct leaks also cause pressure imbalances inside the home causing indoor air quality problems.

We find many duct systems to be poorly designed, installed or don’t have a improperly implemented maintenance program. A sure sign of duct problems is rooms that heat or cool unevenly.  Dust streaks around supply vents are often thought to be caused by a dirty duct system.  Most of the time dust streaks around supply vents are caused by leaks in the duct system between the “bucket”, the sheet rock, and the supply vent cover.  A venture effect caused by the moving air sucks dirt, humidity and heat directly from the attic.

Poorly insulated points or sections of ducting can cause moisture and microbial growth to occur.  Air is then circulated past the molds growing in the duct system, distributing mold spores thru out your home. Since these spores are created after the filter; even the best filtration system can’t fix this duct problem.

Proper duct design is also important in achieving and maintaining proper system operation and efficiency.  Some residential homes and commercials buildings have supply air outlets placed near the interior walls of the home.  This poor duct installation practice creates a need to run high duct static pressures in order to push air all the way from the interior wall to the exterior wall where the majority of the heat enters your home.  This one poor duct design feature creates a host of potential problems.

Definition: Property maintenance relates to the upkeep of a home, apartment, rental property or building – commercial or residential real estate.  Boston Home Management is a property maintenance company.

Boston Handyman Services for Homes and Businesses

Every project is original and here is how Boston Home Services can help you with yours
Here are just a few of many ideas how Boston Home Services can help you.

Just moved? Congrats! You’ll be relaxing in your new space in no time as we get your home feeling like home smoothly and quickly.

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Hanging Wall Decor? We are experts at that! From pictures to mirrors and shelves, we have you covered. Our team will always come prepared with all proper tools and hardware to get your job done right.

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Boston Furniture Assembly Let us assemble your furniture – we will save you tons of time and frustration! Setting up your IKEA? Awesome! We are superstars at IKEA furniture assembly. Seriously. Trust us with yourIKEA furniture assembly project in Boston. Our handyman and home services are insured and come with a 6 month warranty.

IKEA assembly superstars! Trust us with your ikea furniture assembly project in Boston. Our handyman and home services are insured and come with a 6 month warranty.

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Flat Screen TV Wall-Mounting. Book Boston Home Services to have your TV mounted. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about TV Wall Mounting service.

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Moving Help.  We can help with the packing, lifting and loading. Just Moved? Get Help to Set Up Your New Home!

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Boston Home Services will help you with packing and loading.

Interior and Exterior Painting. From small touch ups to larger interior and exterior painting projects. Hire us when a large painting crew is not required.

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Hire Boston Home Services pro for your painting project.

Window Treatments. Experts at installing all types of window treatments, including blinds, curtains, shades and shutters.

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Knobs & Locks. From doorknobs to chain locks, we have you covered.

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Drains and Toilets. Sometimes calling a licensed plumber is not necessary. We troubleshoot all sorts minor plumbing issues, replace your toilet with new and lower your expenses for plumbing jobs that do not require a licensed plumber by the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. When your plumbing project requires a licensed plumber we will help you find one.

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Call Boston Home Services when a licensed plumber is not necessary.

Light Fixtures.  When calling a licensed electrician is not necessary we can lower your expenses. We will replace hard to reach high ceiling lightbulbs, install prewired light fixtures, replace light covers and complete electrical jobs that do not require a licensed electrician by the Massachusetts Electrical Code. When your electrical project requires a licensed electrician we will help you find one. 

We will replace hard to reach high ceiling lightbulbs, install prewired light fixtures, replace light covers and complete electrical jobs that do not require a licensed electrician by the Massachusetts Electrical Code
To lower your expenses hire Boston’s best handyman team when a licensed electrician is not necessary.

Power Washing. Oily driveways, mud-caked semi trucks, or barnacle-ridden boats . . . You name it, we’re equipped with specialized power-washing equipment can clean it. Call is for spotless results!

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Power washing / pressure washing is part of what Boston Home Services offer.

Air Conditioner. Save yourself from the summer heat and let our professional handyman install your window AC.

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Do not see your project listed above? Please call for a consultation #617-651-2582 or Send us an Email.

Boston Handyman proudly serves the residents of:

Our technical background is a combination of experience in construction, home repairs and mechanical systems. Our property care services are used by tenants, homeowners and businesses in Boston, Metro Boston, Greater Boston and we are committed to earn your trust.

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