Unlocking The Mystery Of Your Home’s Outlets

Outlets are common in nearly every home… but not all outlets are the same. Have you ever tried to plug something in, and it didn’t fit? For example, you have a three-pronged device, but your outlet only has two holes. Ever wonder why that is?


If You’re Spring Cleaning, Make Sure You Read These Weird Tips First

Happy Spring!

The birds are singing, the leaves are appearing on trees, and it’s the time when many people think about spring cleaning. If you’re opening up your windows for some fresh air and cleaning up your home, don’t forget your plumbing! (more…)

How Windows Affect the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

During cold weather, HVAC systems can run efficiently, and you may not feel the need to open a window. However, when it’s hot or stuffy, people inevitably want to open a window in order to let the fresh air in. It’s important to be wary, as windows can affect the efficiency of your HVAC system.


What To Do When The Power Goes Out

Electricity. It’s something you don’t often think about… until it’s not available to you. Then, you realize just how much you rely on electricity! When a big storm blows in and the lights start flickering and go out—suddenly, you’re not sure what to do!


What To Do About a Stinky Shower Drain

You hope to start your day with a refreshing shower, but instead, as you run the water, you’re greeted by a nasty sewer smell coming from the drain! You want to get rid of that smell, but nothing you’ve poured down the drain thus far has done the trick. Handyside will help you solve that problem! By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to get rid of that nasty odor for good. (more…)

6 Sounds You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Air Conditioning or Furnace

In the Spring, it’s surprising how quickly we adjust the thermostat; From giving us a little heat in the morning to take the chill out of the house, to switching on the air conditioning to combat the afternoon heat. Even if your furnace has been working well throughout the winter, if you start to hear one of these SIX sounds, you may have a problem and should contact your Handyside HVAC professionals before it turns into a large repair bill.


5 Electrical Upgrades for Your Older Home

If you have an older home or are thinking about purchasing one, you may want to consider these five electrical issues:


How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

It’s a really good idea to have a plunger in the bathroom the next time the toilet is clogged. The plunger can easily be stored under the sink or in a storage closet, as it’s the fastest way to clear most clogs.