Putting off minor home repairs or upgrades during the pandemic, we found an affordable fix

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Have you been putting off in home repairs a midst this pandemic?

Many Metro Detroiter’s tell 7 Action News they’re not comfortable having contractors in their home with Coronavirus numbers now surging.

But we still have toilets to fix and TVs to hang.

So, one company has jump started a creative solution allowing you to get your needs met without putting anyone at risk.

“We’re just like tools in the toolbox,” said Fixer.com, CEO Mike Evans.

Grab your tools and get schooled on how to fix your much needed home repairs!

Whether you have a broken shower head or need help hanging curtains, this virtual repair service has you covered.

Fixer.com, offering home dwellers an alternative way to tackle that daunting to do list, with a specialist who can tool you with what you need to do the job yourself.

“With a screwdriver and a coach in your corner, you can fix most things in your home,” said Evans.

When the job is above your skill level, then they’ll steer you in the right direction. Will Zheng used the on-demand service for advice on fixing an old home shed.

“Do I need to build a foundation? Do I need a permit? What kind of unit can I buy?” asked Will Zheng.

Within 15 minutes he had his pressing questions answered and the best part, is that it was all done remotely without having to risk Coronavirus exposure in the process.

“We have two kids at home, we don’t want to put them in danger,” said Zheng.

Zheng isn’t alone in that concern, when I asked you on twitter about the prospect of contractors in your home a midst the pandemic, more than 43%of you said you were not comfortable with it.

I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people have been putting off repairs that need a little professional attention. and that includes me- one of our door knobs won’t latch. I’m going to try out this service myself. I’d like to see if fixer.com can help me find the source of the problem.

Fixer.com specialist John and I first began to troubleshoot the doorknob itself.

“What do you think I need to get this fixed?” asked Ameera.

“Right now, just a screwdriver,” John from Fixer told me.

It took me a little longer than I thought but with John’s help it worked.

“Oh my god, I think I got it,” said Ameera. “It’s moving the latch in and out no problem, feels like it should work.”

“However, when we closed it,” said Ameera. “We were able to rule that out as the problem area, the door hinges and screws on the other hand?”

“Do you see this?” asked Ameera.

“Yeah, they’re all very loose,” said John from Fixer.com. “The easy solution is to get a longer screw that can dig into some wood and re-attach it to the door.”

After our call, I did that, and bingo, the door finally latches!

Here’s the Rebound Rundown:

  • The cost runs $15 dollars per 15 minutes. The first five minutes are free, so if it’s a quick question – it’s a free one and the jobs you can tackle are endless
  • Hanging things on the wall, fixing leaky faucets, fixing toilets that won’t start running, toilets that won’t stop running, install smart devices are perfect for Fixer.com
  • You name it, and it can be done but while you will have a specialist’s eyes and ears, remember it’ll be your hands doing the work!