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.
Handyman Connection of Mountain View
Home Improvement / May 3, 2017
When you’re planning to do a home improvement project, one of the things that you have to consider carefully is how well the project will boost your home’s property value. The long-term plan isn’t necessarily to make your home more sellable, but there’s no harm increasing the visual appeal of your home. Handyman Connection of Mountain View lists five home improvement projects that help boost your home’s curb appeal.
Still painting your exterior spaces or using older siding? Replace it with new and better siding. Your exterior walls contribute a lot to your home’s curb appeal, and replacing old siding helps protect your home while increasing its elemental resistance.
Your home’s roofing contributes to the remaining 40% of your home’s curb appeal, so do some inspecting and see if it requires any repair. Check if there are missing shingles or they are crumbling. These are tell-tale signs that they are at the end of their life and may need replacing soon.
If you’re in the market for replacement windows, check and see if they have an ENERGY STAR® rating. Installing energy-efficient windows can drastically improve your property value as it improves your home’s “natural” ventilation and insulation, as well as lower your energy costs.
Want to increase your home’s floor space without having to do a room extension? Simply replace your old windows with larger, floor-to-ceiling windows. It actually helps make your room look larger since it acts as a connection between your interior and exterior spaces. It also forces you to go minimalist and reduce room clutter.
Still using standard tile backsplashes? Shop around and try alternative materials. Marble backsplashes, for example, boast higher water resistance than tile and look more attractive, too! Even something as simple as installing new backsplashes can improve your kitchen’s visual appeal.
Keep these tips in mind if you’re planning to do home remodeling soon. Give us a call at (650) 695-1400 if you need help with your home improvement or remodeling projects.