Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas in the Metroplex is Better than Ever.

We wait all year for these days…Christmas in Dallas!  There are hundreds of things that residents of our beautiful, fruitful, and growing area can do to celebrate the Holidays.  We want you to be aware of some of them in these last few weeks of the year so that you can experience everything Dallas has to offer this time of year.

This season you could – 

1.  Drive through the Prairie Lights at Grand Prairie’s Lynn Creek.
2.  Visit the downtown light spectacular in Grapevine.
3.  Skate on the rink in Fort Worth’s Panther Island Ice.
4.  Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas at the arboretum.
5.  Addison’s Vitruvian Park gets lit up in gorgeous, colorful hues.

These are just a handful of events occurring in and around the Metroplex this Holiday season.  We hope that you take these in to bring a smile to your family’s faces.  Here at Home Pro Services we will take care of any and all handy work around your castle that needs getting done.  Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season from our family at Home Pro Services to yours.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Unsightly Dry Rotting of Wood.

There is little that makes your surroundings more antiquated and unlivable than dry rot.  It's not uncommon to find a window frame or sill suffering from dry rot.  Ironically this condition is not caused by the wood being dry, but rather, wet, usually for an extended period of time.  Here is what probably happened.

The water entered through a joint between the window frame and the exterior shingles.  Quite simply, the caulk has failed.  This kind of repair is made by first removing all of the rotten wood, then hardening any adjacent surfaces that may have been affected and finally filling the void, in this case, with solid wood and a filler called polyester resin.

It is a job for a true handyman.  And, no matter how you slice it, someone is better equipped to do this in your home than you are!  That someone in the Dallas area is Home Pro Services serving the Metroplex with a variety of professional, guaranteed handyman services for many years.  Just call them at (214) 886-3326.


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There’s nothing like the most wonderful time of year at the Meyerson! The beloved Dallas tradition returns with the Dallas Symphony Chorus performing transcendent anthems, classical holiday favorites and sing-along carols.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mother Nature is Still in Charge.

We have been reminded of this fact here in the Dallas area late in 2019.  Area homeowners need 2020 vision in the new year.  What we mean is that “Mom” can do her share of damage, but ultimately YOU are the master of repairing that damage.  Sure, sometimes it is daunting, but we are residents of the Metroplex and we’re strong!

Was your plumbing compromised?  Does your siding need repairing?  Does your castle need a fresh coat of paint?  What about the roof?  Then, inside there is water damage, drywall repair, caulking, drywall, flooring, etc.  Taken as an aggregate damage caused by Mother Nature can be daunting, but NOT insurmountable!

Every one of these tasks and many more are handled by the home and business repair experts in the Dallas area.  That’s Home Pro Services.  That is usually the answer when repairs need to be made around this area.  Whenever you need handyman services Home Pro Services is the right choice.  Call them anytime at (214) 886-3326.    

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Look Straight Down…See It?

That’s your flooring and now IT needs some attention.  You’ve got the walls painted the perfect shade and the lighting is also to your liking.  Now you need the right floor to tie the room together.  If you want a new hardwood floor, tread lightly.  You have a virtual forest of options at a wide range of prices.

Here are some things to consider before deciding on hardwood flooring –

1.  Consider the species of the wood
2.  The grade and cut will determine if knotholes are visible
3.  Is the wood solid or is it engineered?
4.  How much clean up and preparation must be done?

These questions and many more will all be answered to your satisfaction by the flooring professionals at Home Pro Services.  For many years in the Dallas area they have been the go-to company when you need any handywork done around your home or office.  Just call Home Pro Services of Dallas at (214) 886-3326.

Veterans Day Events 2019

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There are several Veterans Day events and Veterans Day parades going on in the Dallas area this year. See the handy list of Veterans Day events for Dallas Fort Worth area.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Light ‘Em Up!

If a light switch fails to function, it should be replaced.  Most modern switches have screw terminals on each side and may also have holes in the back in order to accept the end of the wire. Even though plug-in connections may be more convenient, they are less reliable than those with screw terminals, so we advise you not to use them.

Here are some of the descriptions of the wires –

1.  The white wire connects to the silver screw.
2.  The black wire (the hot one) goes to the brass screw.
3.  The green or bare wire attaches to the green screw.

You can probably roll up your sleeves and tackle the project yourself, but you could light up like AT&T Stadium!  The logical alternative is to call the home wiring experts at Home Pro Services.  They have solved the Dallas area’s electrical needs for many years.  Call them immediately if a light in your home goes out due to faulty wiring at (214) 886-3326.                                                                                        

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Trick or Treat in DFW This Halloween

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"Rather than visiting the same ol’ neighborhoods each Halloween, switch it up and explore new places and events around DFW where the kids can go trick-or-treating. It’s never too late to pull together creative costumes, and don’t forget your Halloween treat bags and buckets because these local festivities will not disappoint!"


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

How to Hang Drywall.

I know, for most of us saying that is like saying how to do brain surgery!  Drywall consists of panels of pressed gypsum plaster between heavy paper.  Drywall is also known as plasterboard, wallboard and gypsum board.  Here is the goal…when hanging drywall, the ultimate goal is to create the fewest number of seams possible.

There are three basic thicknesses of drywall –

1.  5/8 inch which is the most soundproof
2.  3/9 inch is appropriate for covering existing walls
3.  ¼ inch is used when covering curved walls

Let’s go back a bit to something written above…the ultimate goal is to create the fewest number of seams possible (how about none?)  That is the work of a professional handyman found by calling Home Pro Services.  Do you need drywall hung as close to perfection as possible?  If so, call Home Pro Services serving the Dallas area at (214) 886-3326.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Oktoberfest Dallas 2019

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"Oktoberfest season is the perfect time to enjoy all things beer. Celebrate Oktoberfest 2019 in Dallas through a variety of festivals, events, craft beer specials and more!"


Monday, September 16, 2019

If I Have to Look at these Four Walls for the Next Six Months, then I’m Doing Something.

That something can be as simple (or as complicated) as a fresh coat of paint.  It could be complicated in the sense that you may not do the same quality job as a professional handyman painter who has done it in homes and offices throughout Dallas for many, many years.  Please consider that before you begin.

Here are just some of the steps that need to be taken –

1.  Budget for the job.
2.  Estimate the total area ahead of time.
3.  Move the furniture.
4.  Cover the floor entirely.
5.  Have trimmers, rollers, caulkers, etc.

Oh yeah, one more thing…have a professional painter do the work!  You will have to live with the final product maybe for years and you want it to be perfect.  The best handymen/painters for the job in the Dallas area are at Home Pro Services.  You can count on their guaranteed work every time.  Just call (214) 886-3326.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Out with the Old…In with the New.

If you live in your Dallas area home for awhile the day will probably come when you will need to remove old wallpaper and install new.  The old wallpaper CAN be easy to peel off or hard to penetrate depending on what it covers.  As with all things such as this patience and skill are tantamount to completing the job!

There are three types of wallpaper…porous, non-porous, and dry-strippable.  Porous wallpaper, for example will absorb water quickly and loosen up, making it easy to strip.  You will be able to tell if it’s porous by applying some water to part of it using a sponge.  Some wallpaper has a decorative nonporous layer.  Dry strippable wallpaper may be the easiest to remove.

If you are married, would you like to stay that way?  Trying to remove old wallpaper and installing new could be a hazard to your matrimony!  Just kidding (not).  We are Home Pro Services serving the Dallas area for many different home improvement projects for years.  Call us and we will assess the job at (214) 886-3326. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Labor Day Weekend Escape in Dallas

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"Planning your Labor Day weekend doesn't have to complicated! Whether you're searching for a
relaxing weekend with your family or you and the gang are looking for some fun, 
Dallas has you covered."


Monday, August 12, 2019

Time for Recess.

Every school kid loves to hear those words!  What about homeowners in the Dallas area?  What does it mean to them?  Recessed lights are an effective option for both new construction and remodeling if you’re looking for lighting that’s functional but “hidden” in the ceiling.  It will add beauty and value to your home.

Here are some recessed lighting installation tips –

1.  Turn the wall switch to off
2.  Cut the power to the room at the main fuse
3.  Use a voltage tester to make sure that no juice is flowing through the wires

Then the real work begins.  Are you fully comfortable working with electricity?  Do you jump out of airplanes?  Do you drive in NASCAR races?  I didn’t think so.  Why not call Home Pro Services who handles all your lighting installation needs in the Dallas area safely and completely…guaranteed?  Give Home Pro Services a call at (214) 886-3326.

Back To School: kiD’bACK EDITION, Aug 17th

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"We will be having a Back to School Field Day that will incorporate various games/ bounce houses/ face painting/ food&drinks/ school supplies drive/ & many prizes given!! We have been working extremely hard to bring this vision to life.. The event will be hosted a Danieldale Sprayground Park in Dallas! Please join us to prepare our children & also parents for a welcoming prosperous school year."