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Local union contractors help woman with home repair gone wrong

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – In June of this year 81-year-old Dodi Sawyer hired a home improvement company to do some repairs. She says the contractor expanded the project, dismantled portions of the house, and made it unlivable. During the process she and her insurance company spent $11,000 for an unfinished job.



a dirty old room: Local contractors help woman who dealt with a home repair disaster.


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Local contractors help woman who dealt with a home repair disaster.

A group of local contractors from the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio got word of Sawyer’s situation and decided to help.

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“I was having the plumbing re-done and the electric re-done and that turned into three months of destruction of the inside, throwing away my kitchen appliances, and taking down my shower and leaving me with nothing but empty rooms,” Sawyer said.

Mike Gibson, a local carpenter with Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters said, “I was taught at

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Arlington Roofing Company, Priority Home Repair, Responds To Season Change Repair Needs – Press Release

The Priority Home Repair company offers a menu of services that help to prepare houses for the upcoming winter season with its storms. The pros take care of roofing repairs and many handyman tasks with precision and skill.

Priority Home Repair is pleased to announce that they have the tools and skills to step in when the number and complexity of tasks associated with home maintenance become overwhelming. The Arlington roofing company will inspect and repair the building roof so that rain and wind do not make a minor leak worse. They can make repairs to eaves, gutters, and soffits as needed to stop leaks and further damage. The roofing project’s size and complexity don’t matter to the professionals; they complete projects of all types.

Another typical project that many homeowners don’t have the skills or equipment to handle is cleaning the windows on the exterior of the building. Multi-level

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Joliet contractor facing new arrest warrants, charges of home repair theft

Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel is facing new arrest warrants and new accusations from two customers who said they paid him for home renovations that were never completed.

Joliet contractor facing new arrest warrants, charges of home repair theft

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Hisel has been the subject of multiple I-Team investigations, dating back to 2014.

I-Team: Unfinished basements

“From the day the warrant was issued, Joseph Hisel has been on the run and we don’t currently know where he’s at,” said Detective Sergeant Chris Altiery, Braidwood Police Department.

Hisel has been charged with and convicted of theft and home repair fraud, with accusations from many unhappy customers.

Joliet contractor ordered to pay back homeowner

His two most recent charges are in Will County. A Braidwood resident said he gave Hisel a $975 down payment for a decking job in April but never heard from Hisel again so he

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Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel facing new arrest warrants, charges of home repair theft

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) — Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel is facing new arrest warrants and new accusations from two customers who said they paid him for home renovations that were never completed.

Hisel has been the subject of multiple I-Team investigations, dating back to 2014.

I-Team: Unfinished basements

“From the day the warrant was issued, Joseph Hisel has been on the run and we don’t currently know where he’s at,” said Detective Sergeant Chris Altiery, Braidwood Police Department.

Hisel has been charged with and convicted of theft and home repair fraud, with accusations from many from unhappy customers.

Joliet contractor ordered to pay back homeowner

His two most recent charges are in Will County. A Braidwood resident said he gave Hisel a $975 down payment for a decking job in April but never heard from Hisel again so he turned to police.

“He got on Facebook and he found a company

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Request for service and repair of mobile homes elicits response

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wanted to respond to the inquiries for mobile home repairs in the Sept. 24 Sun Spots. We have purchased Main Mobile Parts and Service and will continue to offer services for repairing or maintaining your home.  The phone number everyone is used to (465-2205) will be up and operating at our new location within the week.

You can also call 375-3178 to get in touch with us. We provide services such as, but not limited to, installation of heat tape and skirting, tie downs and block if needed. We have everything you need for your mobile home.

You can find us at 1023 Litchfield Road in Sabattus. We are trying to conduct business during our move so please do not mind the mess. We can’t wait to meet you! — Debbie, service manager, Affordable Manufactured Homes of Maine, Sabattus.

ANSWER: Awesome!

DEAR SUN SPOTS” As an

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Home Improvement: Signs your gutters are in need of repair – Salisbury Post

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Fall is a great time to tackle projects around the house. The weather each fall allows homeowners to make improvements to their homes’ exteriors without worrying about extreme heat or cold, while interior projects like painting are made easier because homeowners can open the windows to allow for proper ventilation. Fall also marks a great time to prepare for upcoming projects that can make winter work that much easier. For example, fall is a great time to take stock of your gutters so you can address any issues before leaves begin to fall or the first snowstorm touches down. Compromised gutters can contribute to water issues in basements and adversely affect a home’s foundation if not addressed immediately, so it behooves homeowners to learn the signs that gutters are in need of repair or replacement.

• Gutters hanging off the home: Gutters were once installed predominantly with spikes.

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Home improvement, roof repair contractor fraud spikes in Colorado

DENVER (KDVR) – If you lost communication with your contractor, or are unhappy with repair work completed by a contractor, you’re probably not alone.

The District Attorney’s office located in the 18th judicial district is reporting an increased number of calls to their office about home improvement projects and hired contractors.

“While some problems cannot be anticipated, we believe that homeowners may have avoided financial losses and project delays if they had researched the business or contractor and taken some precautions,” said James Sorrells, Director of Consumer Fraud Protection.

Some complaints have come from organizations and businesses, but the majority have come from homeowners. 

Sorrells said the most common form of fraud stems from roof repair. Homeowners either lose communication with their contractor or find problems with the repair work and cannot get ahold of the business to address the issue.

The most common red flags homeowners should keep in

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How to learn DIY home repair skills for free

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

If you’re considering your own home repair or remodel, you’re not alone. Amid the increasing transition to a work-from-home life, 75% of Americans said they’re making improvements to their homes, according to a recent Travelers insurance company survey.

We’re here with

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How to Learn DIY Home Repair Skills for Free | Pennyhoarder

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

We’re here with ways to help you get started on your own DIY.

Guide to DIY Home Repairs

When we moved into our first house, it seemed like

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Regular Maintenance Reduces Heating Repair Costs

The time to think about heating repair is before the cool weather rolls in. It’s easy to ignore the system that provides cozy warmth throughout the winter months, but regular maintenance means that HVAC systems can be kept in top condition, saving the cost of early replacement. A small time investment can pay off in terms of longevity of equipment.

Cleaning

Most systems contain some type of filtration. Regularly checking and changing the filters, especially at the beginning of the season, can help reduce wear on HVAC equipment. If the system relies upon forced hot air, cleaning the vents and pipes is another task that should be carried out at least once a year. It may be beneficial to check with local service providers to ask about regular maintenance programs. Keeping the system and filters clean reduces indoor air pollution as well as increasing the efficiency of the system, providing … Read More