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The Handyguys

The Handyguys

The Handguys are contributors to The Allstate Blog who provide informative videos about home maintenance and repair. They are the authors of HandyguysPodcast.com a podcast specializing in common DIY house repairs.

Stories by The Handyguys

Buying a Tankless Water Heater? What You Need to Know

Jun 18, 2018

Are you in the market for a new water heater? If you’re looking to replace your conventional storage water heater with something a little more energy efficient, you might want to learn more about tankless, or demand-type, water heaters. According to Energy.gov, if you and your family use less than 41 gallons of hot water […]

What You Need to Know About Smart Light Bulbs

Apr 4, 2018

Have you ever forgotten to turn off a light in your home and been consumed by that thought as you drive to work? Or maybe, you’re napping on the couch and the light switch just feels too far away to get up and turn off. Well, thanks to smart light bulbs, you can turn these […]

Choosing the Right Kitchen Flooring for Your Home

Oct 18, 2017

Kitchens are often a busy place in your home. From making big family breakfasts to hosting dinner parties, your kitchen — especially the floor — has been through a lot. Once you’ve decided to replace your kitchen flooring, you might come to realize there are a lot of new flooring options to choose from. Watch […]

Power Outage Prep: 3 Sump Pump Backup Options to Consider [VIDEO]

Jul 4, 2017

Imagine the power goes out during a rainstorm and your home has a sump pump. What would you do? Do you have a battery backup installed on your sump pump in case this situation arises? Or, are you using a generator to power the important systems in your home, like your sump pump, during such an […]

Messy Garage: How to Maximize Your Garage Space [VIDEO]

Mar 27, 2017

Is your garage full of clutter? Do you feel like you’re not using the space to its full potential? Whether it’s repurposing old kitchen cabinets or installing ceiling-mounted racks, The Handyguys share some tips on how to maximize your garage space.  

Selecting the Right Generator for Your Home [VIDEO]

Jul 18, 2016

Whether you need to power a few major appliances in your home during an occasional blackout or want the convenience of a standby or whole-house generator, home improvement specialists The Handyguys share tips on what to look for when selecting the right generator for your home.

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal [VIDEO]

May 30, 2016

Whether you’re selling your home or just looking to spruce up your front entry, The Handyguys — home improvement specialists — share four simple ways to help improve your home’s curb appeal.

Choosing the Right Lawn Mower for Your Yard [VIDEO]

Mar 21, 2016

Spring is in the air — flowers are blooming, the grass is turning green and the weather is getting a little warmer. As a homeowner, you know it’s that time of year to add mowing the lawn back onto your weekly to-do list. If you’re looking to get a new lawn mower this year, or maybe […]

Getting the Right Snow Blower

Nov 9, 2015

As the temperatures plunge and snow covers the ground, you might start thinking about how you’ll tackle snow removal for your home this winter. If you’re a first-time homeowner, it might be a little overwhelming to research all of the options at your disposal. Should you consider buying a gas- or electric-powered snow blower? What’s […]