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Dear Valued Customer,

Handyman Connection of Mountain View is committed to providing the highest quality services to our customers. We know that our customers have a choice, and we are grateful for your continued partnership.

For the past several years, Handyman Connection of Mountain View has been absorbing processing and transaction fees related to payments made by credit card. Unfortunately, our costs for credit card acceptance have continued to rise. Credit card rates have continued to skyrocket over the last few years, and more and more credit cards are run with the card not present (phone transactions, etc.). “Card not present” transactions also increase the rate we are charged. The use of credit cards to pay bills has also increased significantly.

Effective April 1, 2023, we will begin adding a 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments. The fee with be added to payments made with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover to offset the fees charged by the card companies. In accordance with credit card network rules, Handyman Connection of Mountain View cannot profit from this fee, and it does not exceed our expenses associated with accepting credit card payments.

Payments made by check, electronic payment (ACH/EFT), wire, or debit card will not be charged the convenience fee.

We thank you for your understanding as we implement this fee and offset some of the increased inflationary costs we are all incurring. We are happy to work with you on alternate payment options.


George Brisker
Handyman Connection of Mountain View

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Home Improvement  /  January 27, 2017

5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Backyard

Looking for some ways to help brighten up your backyard? Our crew here at Handyman Connection of Mountain View has some ideas to make your backyard unique and trendy. Check out some creative ways to lighten up your outdoor area.

Mason Jars

One of the most popular lighting options are some lighted mason jars. They are easy to make and look good, too. Simply place some battery-operated candles in each mason jar. Place the jars around your yard. You can place them on the ground or take some copper wire and hang them around your yard. To get a little more creative, you can also tint the mason jars to add a bit of color to your backyard.

Glow In The Dark Planters

Another creative way to brighten up your yard is to paint some pots and planters with glow-in-the-dark paint. You can paint the entire planter, or you can get creative with some unique designs. This is also a great way to get the younger ones involved in a home project.

DIY Chandelier

With a few items that you can probably find around your home or at a local dollar store, you can create your own chandelier. All you need is a hula hoop, some stringed holiday lights, and string or wire. Simply wrap the lights around the hula hoop and hang the chandelier with the string or wire.

Tiki Torches

Tiki torches have always been a common way to light up a backyard, but you can make your torches unique by repainting them or by wrapping some stringed lights around them.

Recycled Glass Bottles

You can use your recycled glass bottles for outdoor light fixtures. Simply rinse the bottles and run stringed lights through each one. You can place them along the ground or take some wire and hang them. This is a great way to recycle and brighten up your backyard at the same time.

If you’re looking for other ideas to get creative with the lights in your backyard, or if you’d like to totally revamp your backyard, give our crew at Handyman Connection of Mountain View a call. Our expert craftsmen are here to help!

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