At Hopkins Hawai‘i, chances are, if you need it done, we can do it.
Here are some of the professional handyman services we offer:
Inside the House:
- A/C window units installed or repaired
- Appliances removal, installation, upgrade assistance
- Attic stairs installed
- Assembly—furniture, bed frames, toys, bookcases, just about anything
- Baby-proofing and pet barriers
- Backsplash installation
- Bunk bed assembly
- Cabinets repaired and refurbished
- Carpet removal
- Carpet installation
- Caulking and sealing
- Ceiling fan installation
- Ceiling repair
- Clogged or slow drains cleared
- Closet doors installed and repaired
- Closet doors—hinges, knobs, overall appearance and function repair
- Closet organizers, shelves, and rods installed
- Countertops installed
- Custom shelving and purchased shelving installation
- Doors repaired and installed
- Doorknobs and locks installed
- Draperies and blinds hung
- Dryer vent cleaning and installation
- Drywall repair and finishing
- Exhaust fan installation
- Faucet installation
- Floors—deep clean, refurbish, or replace tile, wood, or laminate
- Garbage disposal installation
- Garage—flooring, walls, shelving, garage door, lighting assistance
- Grab rails for tub and shower installation
- Handrail and stairs installation
- Holiday lighting and decorations
- Ice makers and water supply lines installed
- Kitchen and bathroom counters and cabinets—replace, repair, or refurbish and reface
- Kitchen and bathroom fixtures—replace faucets, knobs, towel bars and switch plates
- Kitchen cabinets installed
- Laminate and vinyl flooring installed
- Light fixtures repaired and/or installed
- Minor electrical work
- Minor plumbing repairs
- Pictures and mirrors hung
- Shower door installation and repair
- Shower head servicing and installation
- Sinks, showers and tubs—cleaning and caulking, or replacing
- Staging and design for selling the home
- Tile installation and repair
- Toilet installation and repair
- Trim and moldings installed
- Vanity and bathroom mirror installation
- Walls and ceilings—drywall repair, painting, mildew problems addressed
- Windows caulking, water damage repair
- Window jalousie louvers and cranks repaired
Outside the House:
- Awnings installed
- Baseboards and trim—painting, replacement or repair, check for termite damage
- Broken fence or gate, loose railings repaired
- Chipped, faded, or discolored paint
- Decks, patios, and lanais installed, repaired
- Doorbell installation
- Doorknobs installed
- Doors and windows installed
- Fencing and gates repaired
- Garage door opener installation
- Garage organization and cleaning
- Gutter guards installed
- Gutters cleaned and repaired
- House numbers and flags installed
- Light fixtures repaired and installed
- Lighting installed for special events and holidays
- Locks and deadbolts installed
- Loose, broken, or missing siding repaired or replaced
- Loose, missing, or broken tiles on the lanai
- Loose, missing, or broken boards on decking
- Mailboxes and posts installed
- Mold or mildew anywhere on the house—cleaned and treated
- Outbuildings or structures (sheds, etc.) repaired and/or painted, or removed
- Pet fencing and kennels installed
- Porch and flood lights installed
- Pressure washing for decks, sidewalks, and siding
- Roofing repairs
- Roofing—loose and broken shingles repaired or replaced
- Sidewalks and paths and pavers repaired or filled in
- Shutters repaired and installed
- Siding repaired
- Storm doors and storm windows installed
- Termite damage repaired
- Tree damage, overgrown trees, and shrubs addressed and trimmed
- Weather stripping installed
- Windows and doors—water or sun damage around windows and doors
Didn’t see what you need done? Just let us know what you need!
Give us a call at 808-352-7511, or click here to contact us today.
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What can I do to save money on maintenance and repairs around the house?
That’s a very good question. There are some basic things you can do—even if you aren’t very handy—that will save you money in the long run.
Here are some we recommend:
- Check for leaks. A leaky faucet or toilet can waste thousands of gallons of water each month. If you are constantly tightening a faucet to stop the last drip, that’s a good sign it’s time to replace it. Sometimes, you can hear a toilet running—a sure sign of leaking.
But even if you can’t hear anything, you can always check for toilet leaks by adding some food coloring or dye to the tank. (The water company might even give you dye tablets). Add about 15 drops and don’t flush. If you see colored water in the bowl, that means your toilet is leaking and you probably need to have it replaced.
And don’t forget about the guest bathroom or outdoor faucets. If you don’t use those areas much, you may be missing leaks that could be costing you money each month.
- Some things will decay and break if dirt and gunk build up on them. The seals on your refrigerator and freezer doors, for instance, will last a lot longer if you keep them clean. Take a sponge with warm soapy water (dish detergent will do) and get into all those crevices along the door seals. You may see black mildew (after all, you live in the tropics), but you will extend the life of the door seals so your refrigerator and freezer can keep things cooler.
Will pressure washing damage my roof, house, or yard?
Not if it’s done correctly by an experienced professional. Here are things we take care with when pressure washing:
- Knowing how to regulate the pressure of the machine is important—different roofs and surfaces require different pressure levels.
- A professional is familiar with different roofing and building materials—asphalt shingles, metal, clay tiles, siding—and what pressure, nozzles, and cleansers to use on each one.
- We have extensive knowledge of the different accessories and nozzles available for pressure washing. Using the wrong nozzle can create a spray that is more abrasive than necessary, for instance. The angle and deflection of the spray are important, too. The average homeowner isn’t usually familiar with these subtle differences.
- We prepare the surrounding area for pressure washing by covering vegetation, closing all windows and doors, moving or covering furniture or vehicles, and masking exposed outlets.
- In some cases, we will use low-pressure washing, especially for more fragile surfaces like stucco, vinyl siding, brick or porous concrete. In these cases, we use special cleaning mixes designed to clean gently and effectively.