Tuesday, December 25, 2018

26 best ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2018 in Dallas-Fort Worth

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"The countdown is officially on to ... well, the countdown. The New Year is right around the corner and that's certainly cause for celebration. So put on your best your sequins and suits; here are the can't-miss parties to help you usher in 2019."


Thursday, December 13, 2018

If You’re Dreaming of a White Christmas…Dream On.

Let’s be realistic…it’s Dallas not Chicago.  A White Christmas is probably not in the cards.  Over the years in DFW some flurries have fallen in late December and most certainly ice storms have reared their ugly heads, but measurable snowfall around here is just simply a meteorological anomaly.

However, if you are holding out hope, as recently as 2009 a rare blizzard impacted Northern Texas.  As much as nine inches of snow fell in Jackson and Bowie!  For Dallas and Ft. Worth it was the first measurable Christmas Eve snowfall on record. 

Whatever Christmas Day may bring to the Dallas Metro (the average high temperature is around 60 degrees).  We hope that you and yours will have the most Merry Christmas you have ever experienced.  In 2019 we at Home Pro Services will be here whenever you need us for repairs around your home or office.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Home Pro Services.

Winter Break Camps in Dallas

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Christmas Break is around the corner!  What ever will the kids get into??

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Repairing Dry Rot.

This is nasty business.  It even sounds bad, and make no mistake about it, it is!  Is dry rot dangerous to your health?  The spores that emanate from dry rot are not a health risk when considered on their own, BUT it is an indication of an underlying problem of excessive moisture which can be dangerous to you or your employee’s health.

Dry rot repair is ideal for areas of wood that have limited structural importance such as a window or door frames.  If you are dealing with beams or joists, then it is advisable that these should be replaced if dry rot is detected.  There are two common ways to repair it.  Either apply wood filler or cut out the rotted wood and replace it with a patch.

Doing this by yourself is possible for the handiest among us, but is that a prospect you wish to face especially if you own a business in the Metroplex?  Why not call the dry rot repair professionals at Home Pro Services?  They have proven over the years to be the Dallas area’s handymen extraordinaire.  Call Home Pro Services today at (214) 886-3326.

2018 Dallas Winterfest -- An Old Fashioned Christmas!

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"The Dallas Area Visitors Center is proud to host Dallas' annual Winterfest celebration, scheduled for Friday, December 7 from 5pm to 8pm."


Thursday, November 15, 2018

First Impressions May Last Forever.

That is a mouthful for sure.  It especially applies when you enter a room and see the paint on the walls.  It has been shown that about two-thirds of our response to an object is the color when we see it for the first time.  This is known as “color psychology” and it has a direct effect between color and our mood.

All of this applies to our home and the place where we work, so employers beware!  Your choice of paint has a direct impact on your workers.  Simply put, your walls become a centerpiece by allowing crown moldings, baseboards, and other trim provide the glossy frame that defines each room in your home or office.

A professional approach (along with your input) is necessary in creating the right environment.  Before you try tackling that painting project in your home or business contact THE Dallas area handymen.  Those are the remodeling and painting experts at Home Pro Services.  Beautify your home or office with the help of the pros at Home Pro.  Call them at (214) 886-3326.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

60+ restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth to order Thanksgiving takeout — or dine in

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"Here's a look at a variety of restaurants offering food to go; call or check the websites for pricing or additional information."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Veterans Day Events

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Looking for something to do to celebrate Veterans Day in Dallas this weekend?  Find a list of upcoming events here.

Stay Wired.

Don’t take us wrong, in this case staying wired means maximizing every outlet in your office or home.  Using surface wiring you can add outlets, switches and lights wherever you want without tearing open a wall.  When you paint the channels the wall color, they become almost invisible. You can finally get that outlet exactly where you need it! 

Here are some steps to follow –

1.  Job one…safety.
2.  Assemble the channel and all boxes.
3.  Run all of the wires and snap on the covers.
4.  Someone needs to apply for a permit.

There is a lot to unpack here.  Safety, efficiency, attention to detail, etc. must all be considered.  Consider this.  Call Home Pro Services.  They have served the Dallas area’s handyman and electrical installation needs for many years in the Metroplex.  Before the job begins call Home Pro Services to assess the project at (214) 886-3326.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Haunted Houses & Halloween Attractions in Dallas

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"The quick and easy way to find all the exciting Halloween attractions in the Dallas area for 2018!"

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Beautiful New Kitchen for the Holidays.

Next month you may want to entertain family and friends for Thanksgiving, then Christmas.  Wouldn’t you like to cook “the fatted calf” in your beautifully remodeled kitchen?  The dream could be just weeks away from fruition if you hire the right team of kitchen remodeling professionals in the Dallas area.

Here are some questions to ask yourself –

1.  Have a plan.  Go into the project with some firm ideas of what you want.
2.  Look at different styles of counter tops, appliances, cabinets, etc.
3.  Find the right contractor.
4.  Finalize the design.

Those last two points may be easier than you think.  The right choice in the Metroplex is always Home Pro Services serving the Dallas area’s contracting, plumbing, and general handyman needs for many years.  Homeowners and businesses both large and small have trusted Home Pro Services.  Give them a call today and get the ball rolling at (214) 886-3326.

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Walls are Closing In.

It may seem like this if you have been looking at the same wallpaper for years and years.  It is amazing what new wallpaper can do to beautify a room.  Horror stories abound as to how removing wallpaper threatens marriages!  Seriously though, it is a process that can not only be time-consuming, but very messy.

It starts with the way that the original paper was hung and how long ago that was.  Before removing wallpaper, it is important to protect the rest of the room.  You may be able to scrape it off with a taping knife.  When you no longer can remove any more of it by hand it will need to be thoroughly wetted down.

How does this sound so far?  It sounds to many like a job for the #1 handyman team in the Dallas area.  They are found at Home Pro Services.  The pros at Home Pro do it all…from tasks around your home to multi-million dollar construction remodeling jobs.  Always trust the professionals at Home Pro Services.  Give them a call to come to your home (214) 886-3326.

Monday, September 17, 2018

How and When to Replace a Door Lock.

How many people have waited until they had a break-in to pay attention to this?  The horse is out of the barn by then!  You know the obvious, a properly locked door is your first line of defense against unwanted intruders in your home. When arranging for reliable home security, it is best to be proactive in replacing locks.

Here are some other reasons –

1.  You just got a new roommate.  Change the locks so that the old one won’t return.
2.  Your keys were lost or stolen.  Change out the locks and get new keys.
3.  Wear and tear.  Not only are they less safe, they are a pain to open.

Changing doors and locks COULD be a DIY job, but is better handled by a licensed handyman.  One of the very best in the Metroplex is Home Pro Services.  The Home Pros have been handling Dallas area plumbing, repair, remodeling, and other services for a long time.  You can count on Home Pro Services to do the job thoroughly the first time.  Just call (214) 886-3326.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It’s a Rotten Job.

There are plenty of those tasks around your home or office, that’s for sure.  One of the worst is repairing wood rot in walls.  Wood rot inside walls is typically caused by water leaking in during severe weather or leaks in plumbing. What is essential here is that you first solve this problem before engaging in rot repairs.

You need to ensure that moisture does not continue to build up and damage the new repairs. When all of the rotted lumber and other materials has been removed that becomes vital because NOT doing that will cause dry rot to spread to surrounding wood and the rotted wood will attract insects and other pests, causing even greater damage.

It is all messy, time consuming, exhausting, and needs to be done completely the first time.  It’s Home Pro Services to the rescue!  In the Dallas area home and business owners have counted on them to deal with wood rot for many years.  If leaking water has caused wood damage, call the pros immediately.  Home Pro Services at (214) 886-3326.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Expansion and Contraction.

No, this is not a lesson on the economy, but rather the interior work done on your home.  As we transition from summer to winter you may be thinking about expanding one of the rooms in your home or office and contracting another.  When expanding your flooring for example, you have to be aware of expansion gaps.

What, exactly is an expansion gap?  They are spaces that remain in a room around fixed objects such as thresholds, hearths, baseboards, and other stationary items built or secured into the framing structure of your home.  Although wood flooring is not a living, breathing, entity it still reacts to changes in moisture and temperature.

Being aware of all the nuances of expanding a room is key and critical in your “Better Homes and Gardens” vision of what you will see when the work is done.  If you live in the Dallas area you should call Home Pro Services for an estimate.  They are the Metroplex’s home and commercial remodeling professionals.  That number is (214) 886-2236.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Confounding Door Locks for Seniors.

When you have a door lock installed in your home it may be for a very important and specific reason.  For many homeowners in the Dallas area it is to protect aging family members from getting into an area which may present a problem.  Have you heard of an Alzheimer’s door lock?  It opens by pulling and rotating…very different from the traditional lock.

This remarkable Alzheimer’s safety device works on doors that swing inward only.  It can be installed on wood or metal doors and requires a drill and a screw driver.  It is never recommended for exit doors for obvious safety reasons.  It has proven to be a safe deterrent for seniors with dementia and other related problems.

Is it time to have one or more Alzheimer’s door locks installed in your area home?  One call does it all.  The Metroplex handyman company for all of your construction, carpentry, and plumbing needs continues to be Home Pro Services.  Always think of them for a variety of projects around your home or office by calling (214) 886-2236.