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 / December 5, 2018
Updating your cabinet hardware is an effective way to instantly refresh your kitchen’s appearance. Fortunately, this is a simple home improvement project that homeowners can do over the weekend. With the right choice in hardware, you can easily add class and elegance to your kitchen.
Handyman Connection® of Mountain View explains how you can achieve expert results:
Use a Guide
There are standard practices when installing knobs and pulls. We recommend lining up the knob with the top of the bottom door rail. Alternatively, you can also line up the top of the door rail with the bottom of the pull. Make sure you center the hardware on the door stile each time. If you’re unsure of the alignment, you can stick the hardware temporarily with a piece of reusable putty adhesive. This will allow you to try different spots. When you find the best one, mark the area with a pencil. You can also use a template.
Cover Old Holes With Back Plates
When switching from a pull to a knob, you can use a back plate to cover the old hole. Choose from a wide selection of options online or in local hardware stores. If none of these match your needs, you can use putty as an alternative. Achieve the perfect custom color for your putty by buying three different shades to match your wood grain, a dark, a light and one in-between.
Install Hardware Higher in the Lowest Drawer
If you have cabinets with larger drawers on the bottom, make sure the knobs on each drawer are evenly spaced and place the last knob slightly higher than the center.
Apply a Similar Finish
Use the same finish that you used on your cabinets for any final touch-ups before installing the hardware. If your cabinets didn’t come with their own finish, make one of your own by cleaning out a bottle of nail polish with nail polish remover. Afterward, you can fill the bottle with your chosen paint or finish.
Don’t have the time for this task? You can turn to Handyman Connection® of Mountain View. We have the proper training and equipment to perform a variety of home maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us today at (650) 437-8999 to learn more about our services. We’ll even give you a free estimate.