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
Electrical / April 12, 2021
If you are thinking about building an outdoor kitchen to improve your backyard space, there are a few factors you should consider before you begin. An outdoor kitchen is a value-adding amenity and can be very enjoyable, but it can be a big investment and expense too. Asking yourself if you and your family will really use it enough is one good question to think about, but our craftspeople want to give you a few more points to think over before you start contacting professionals for an outdoor kitchen estimate.
Outdoor kitchens can be a wide range of varieties. Are you planning a simple kitchen area with a table, chairs, counter space and sink, and a grill with a side burner? Or are you going all out with full counters, storage, sinks, grill, pizza-oven, dishwasher, tables, chairs, a bar, and more? A lot can happen in between the range of those ideas. Plan out what you need and what you would like for a kitchen. Pay attention to and decide what your budget is too as you start seeing what amenities your kitchen can have.
Where will you put the outdoor kitchen? Will it be near or far from your home? The most convenient is to build it alongside the outer wall of your indoor kitchen. That way your connections and hookups for water, electrical, or gas can be connected and used in the kitchen outside. If you are away from your home, there will be more work to connecting the utilities to this kitchen.
Depending on where you live, your kitchen will need to withstand different elements. For example, appliances can be made from stainless steel because it is water resistant and durable. Flooring for a patio can be stone, tile, or cement, while a deck can be wood, vinyl, composite, or plastic.
With these questions I mind, you will have thought out your outdoor kitchen. This will help you as you begin to plan, schedule estimates, and plan your budget. Enjoy your new kitchen in no time with this advice.
Contact our professional craftspeople at Handyman Connection in Mountain View, CA today to begin planning for your next project. Call us to inquire and schedule an estimate to discuss our services.