Definitely Not DIY

There are several home-related tasks that are generally safe to tackle, such as clearing leaves from the eaves or fixing fences. However, when it comes to electrical work, there are certain tasks that should never be attempted without proper expertise. Below, we’ll outline some of these electrical jobs and the reasons why you should stop and consider professional help from Handyside before starting one. (more…)

Here’s How to Keep Your Drains Healthy and Clog-Free

While it might be called a garbage disposal, it’s important to note that not all kinds of ‘garbage’ should find their way down it. Feeding the wrong items into it can lead to bad smells, stubborn clogs, or even damage. While soft leftovers, vegetable scraps, and fruit peels are fair game for your disposal, here’s a list of 13 items that are better suited for your green bin, compost pile, or regular trash container. (more…)

Home Plumbing Secrets From Plumbers

Building on the success of our previous blog post, ‘Our Best Plumbing Tips For Your Home,’ where we shared practical advice to prevent common plumbing issues, we’ve delved deeper into the expertise of our Handyside plumbers. Here are seven additional tips to help you proactively care for your plumbing system. (more…)

Tips To Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Your Home

You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t touch it. Carbon monoxide (CO), called the ‘silent killer,’ is a highly poisonous gas that is odorless and colorless and often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. It mixes with air and if breathed in, can cause brain damage or even death. The most common cause of a carbon monoxide outbreak in homes is an older furnace or appliance that is not burning the natural gas properly. Because of the high risk, every home with a gas furnace or gas appliances needs to have carbon monoxide detectors.


How to Efficiently Use The Devices In Your Kitchen

The kitchen contains some of the highest energy-consuming elements in your household. Discover our 5 ‘Handy’ tips to continue making great meals while saving some bucks. (more…)

When Should You Get An HVAC Inspection

It’s important to understand that HVAC encompasses more than just air conditioning. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. All three components play a vital role in making your home or business a comfortable environment. Your property is likely equipped with a range of HVAC appliances, making it essential to stay mindful of when these systems require inspection and maintenance.


How To Know When Your Plumbing Needs an Update

Ever witnessed this scenario on a home renovation show? Plumbing surprises can be overwhelming. To avoid such situations, here’s a simple way to check if your plumbing needs an update. (more…)

5 Electrical Advances For Your Home!

Smart devices and new technology have transcended being mere “flash in the pan” gimmicks reserved for TV shows and the wealthy elite. Instead, they have become valuable assets that can enhance your everyday life. Here are five compelling reasons why you should seriously consider integrating modern electrical technology into your home: