Archive for February, 2013

Termite damage

I’ve had a lot of experience with repairing termite damage . It has usually been a result of poorly primed and painted wood on windows, doors, fascia, eves and thresholds. Here are a few before and after pictures from termite damage on windows that I’ve repaired in the Los Angeles area.

This is one of the window sashes that I repaired prior to the repair. If you zoom in on the picture, you can get an idea of just how bad the termite damage is. They nearly ate entirely through the cross member of the frame. This next picture is how the frame looked after I was done filling the affected areas with Bondo and then sanding and priming. Please keep in mind that this isn’t even my best work. I’ve done many of these jobs where you can’t even tell it was repaired at all and this includes intricate moldings, where I’ve had to make custom sanding blocks to conform the Bondo to the existing contours.Repaired widown sash from termite damage

Here is another window that I worked on in the Venice area that had pretty bad termite damage

 Termite damaged window sill

And here is how the sill looked after I was done. You can see that it’s the same window by noticing the gate down below that was at the back of the house I was working on.

repaired window sill from termite damage

Handyman in Mar Vista


I’ve been a handyman in Mar Vista for almost 20 years now. I handle a wide array of jobs such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry. I’ve also done such jobs as changing springs on garage doors, repairing or replacing wall furnaces, repairing or replacing gas stove tops, replacing broken window panes, re-glazing windows, repairing and replacing termite damaged wood, roof and gutter repairs, assembling all sorts of cabinets and furniture, hanging pictures, installing shelves, installing blinds and drapery, patching and replacing drywall, painting, masonry work, replacing sash balances, replacing garbage disposers and many other jobs. Before I became a handyman in Mar Vista I worked at the Los Angeles Country Club in building maintenance and in the process of working there, I’ve repaired no less than 6 different brands of vacuum cleaners, not to mention all the other odd jobs. So I would probably say that I’m pretty well rounded in my scope of repair knowledge. While I’m based in Mar Vista, I also handle Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Culver City, Palms, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and most of the surrounding cities.