Thanks for considering Portage Park Handyman for your handyman services. Unfortunately,
we are not taking on new customers before 2016. We recommend Jim at Punch List for his
experience and expertise. Jim will also offer a 5% discount for anyone who mentions that
they found him through the Portage Park Handyman Service.
OK; go to www.yourpunchlist.com
Rich and Judy offer prompt,
professional, efficient, and reasonably-priced solutions to home
repairs and remodeling.
How Green is Your Handyman?
I strongly believe that keeping our environment clean and healthy is
everybody's responsibility, and I practice what I preach. Here are just
a few ways that Portage Park Handyman keeps the ecology in mind.
Too Much Cement? No Such Thing!
While doing a minor cement repair, I had mixed a full bag of cement when
a quarter of a bag would have sufficed. I was cleaning up in the alley and
about to throw the excess in the garbage -- and my
That's not very green! alarm went off. Fortunately, so did the
light bulb over my head.
After the brutal winter of 2013-2014, I didn't
have to walk down the street more than 25 feet before I found a pothole that
had no trouble swallowing up half a bag of cement.
When I sharpen my carpenter's pencil, I do so over the compost
container. The shavings become mulch.
When I install new items for cosmetic preference, I donate a
functional fixture or faucet to
No Parts Left Unused
Any leftover metal is left for the scrappers to collect and use.
Don't Litter With Cat Litter!
Just about everybody has a friend with a cat. If this is you -- or if
you have a cat -- you can repurpose
a cat litter container. This one now stores rock salt on our porch, and
we used an artwork sticker (available for $6) to cover the container's original verbiage.
These containers can also be used to hold grass seed, play sand, or
indoor plants, among other things.