Handyman Coquitlam

Why Should You Hire a Coquitlam Handyman?

When you think about it there are so many reasons to hire a handyman Coquitlam rather than taking the DIY approach. Listed below are a few excellent reasons to consider working with a professional handyman Coquitlam. If you are a weekend warrior that likes to be challenged by home projects you probably will be able to add a few more points to our list. Read on!

Handyman Coquitlam

Handyman Coquitlam

Total Home Services 604-523-2238

1. Save Your Time for other things. You will save time trying to figure out your approach to doing something that maybe you have not done before and a handyman will come equipped with the tools and experience to quickly attack the task on hand.

2. Save Money – after watching those youtube videos you realize you will have to invest in additional tools and make a few trips to the hardware store for supplies. A handyman probably buys material at a better price and they will offer a guarantee on the work done. If something has to be tweaked it is on them.

3. Lifestyle – You can now take some needed time and spend with your family and be assured the home project tasks are being attended to.

4. One Stop Shop – your handyman repairman is your go-to person for all the projects, there is no need to trying to organize several trades to get the jobs done. There is no need to be a project manager and a human resource person all at the same time.
What Can You Expect From Your Handyman Coquitlam!
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Total Home Services have been servicing the community for over 24 years. We are equipped and trained to remediate water damage, fire damage, asbestos removal and respond to emergency situations of all types.

The point is we have a lot of experience with home improvements and home repairs of all types and we are the go-to team for handling all of your home projects big or small. If special equipment is required we have it, is a specialty skill is required we have that too. We work with insurance companies if required and we are fully insured.

Here Are Some of The Things A Handyman Coquitlam Can Do For You!

1. Home Improvements of all types
2. Water Damage Repair
3. Asbestos Removal
4. Deck Repair and Installation
5. Fence Repair and Installation
6. Kitchen Renovations
7. Bathroom Renovations
8. Hardwood Installations

If you want a professional company to talk to about your Handyman and Home Improvement needs call Ken today. Ken is very informative and easy to talk to.

  • We work to be recognized as the best community-based company.

  • We want to give top-notch renovation advice to all of the tri-cities areas.

  • Ken is easy to talk to and provides free Experienced consultation on our services.

  • THS strives to provide a Quick Response service for Emergency Situations.

  • Our goal is to be affordable, effective & efficient when working with seniors clients.

  • You may hear us referred to as the preferred best repair handyman near me in our community.

  • We are easy to talk to if you want to inquire on how to hire a handyman or ask what we do. 

  • We strive to be on site quickly and we understand that time is important if we are responding to some type of repair emergency

  • Your neighbor may say “I need a handyman” and if that is the case you can feel free to have them call.

    More information about what to expect from working with a handyman Coquitlam go here.

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Ken Bradshaw the founder of Total Home Services has been serving Coquitlam and the surrounding area since 1997 and is trained in the following areas which include Fire, Smoke and Water Damage Restoration as well as Asbestos removal. Ken is also a member of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, A member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America, A member of The World Floor Covering Association and holds a WRT Certification.

Ken is easy to talk to and can be reached:

Total Home Services, 953 Adair Avenue, Coquitlam BC, V3K 3T9, 604-523-2238

Here is a video on interesting tips for all your DIY people, enjoy!


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Fire Damage Restoration Service Coquitlam

Fire and Water Damage

If you have not used a Fire damage restoration service company, you may not know exactly what a restoration company does.   In short “a restoration company cleans up the mess of the fire, smoke, flood, or water damage.  Total Home Services also preserves and protects the dwelling and its contents to avoid any further damage to the property.”

The goal of the fire damage restoration service company is to prevent any further damage; salvage belongings and items and restore your home so it can be safely inhabited once again. 

At Total Home Services restoration service, we reverse the effects of fire, smoke, water, and mould and they represent our main service pillars. Total Home Services has the expertise and training to quickly help you recover from your home disaster. It is not uncommon for Ken Bradshaw to act in a consulting capacity because of his expertise in the field of fire damage and water damage restoration. 

The following steps are most common in our approach to helping you get your life back to pre-disaster conditions.

Step One: Timely Contact

Our emergency service hotline ensures a quick response and starts providing immediate relief from your disaster.  

Your first responders will always be the fire department and other emergency responders and our response is to as quickly as possible start to work to help prevent any further damage to your property. Examples of this might be shutting off the water to your home, or covering holes in the roof to prevent further damage. The list can go on but the point is we are there to add an additional level of protection to your property.

Step Two: Damage Assessment

In order to plan for the remediation and to communicate with insurance companies and owners, the next thing on the list is to do a   Fire Damage Restoration Service Process Assessment.

We will want to assess the extent of the damage in your property and the best plan of attack to start you back to recovery. This process will spell out costs and timelines so you will know what has to be done to get you back into your home.


Fire Damage Restoration Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Fire

Step Three: Batten down the Hatches

We make sure any tarps or temporary boarding or sealing off of areas or pipes is done to stabilize the environment and help to prevent any further damage.

Step Four: Clean Up The Site

Any pools of water will be removed and the site will be dried and sanitized. Sanitization is important as water and moisture can lead to mould and consequently health issues. At this point, carpets and flooring that have been ruined will be removed as well as any furniture that has been contaminated. This process is all done by Total Home Services.

Step Five: Renovations and Restorations

Now it is time to restore and repair items if they can be repaired. As an example if the fire was a kitchen fire and if the kitchen cabinets were damaged by fire, the fire damage restoration will mean either replacing or repairing the cabinets.   The same would hold true with any other damage such as flooring, countertops, and lighting fixtures.

If there is any good news in such a stressful event it is simply the fact that this may very well be an opportunity to do a renovation and update your house to a new modern look.   Total Home Services does a lot of home renovations that are not a result of a fire or water damage so we are used to helping homeowners give their homes a fresh new look.

If you need a fire and smoke damage restoration company in Coquitlam or anywhere in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area give us a call. We are friendly, easy to talk to and we will do whatever we can to relieve the stress you are under during these trying time.

Our company Total Home Services has over 24 years of serving our community. Many of our customers are familiar with the service we offer and think of us with the following in mind. 

  • We strive to be referred to as the best community-based company.

  • Providing top-notch renovation advice to all of the tri-cities area.

  • We are easy to talk to and provide free consultation on many of our services.

  • Total Home Services works very hard at providing a Quick Response in all Emergency Situations.

  • We try very hard to be both effective and efficient in working with our clients.

  • Many may refer to us as their preferred contractor in our field.

  • We have been told we are easy to talk to if you are wondering what Restoration Companies do. 

  • We do our best to be on site quickly as we understand that time is important when responding to an emergency

More information on Fire Found Here.

Other Posts on Fire and water damage can be found here. 

Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam


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Ken Bradshaw the founder of Total Home Services has been serving Coquitlam and the surrounding area since 1997 and is trained in the following areas which include Fire, Smoke and Water Damage Restoration as well as Asbestos removal. Ken is also a member of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, A member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America, A member of The World Floor Covering Association and holds a WRT Certification.

Ken is easy to talk to and can be reached:

Total Home Services, 953 Adair Avenue, Coquitlam BC, V3K 3T9, 604-523-2238

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Home Improvements Vancouver

Transforming with Home Improvements Vancouver

You may be feeling overwhelmed as your job jar for home repairs is mounting and you would really like to give your house a face lift. In these situations we often find it is a good idea to get some of the smaller repairs done and then maybe progress into your kitchen renovations or your bathroom renovations. Regardless of your starting point it is always a good idea to talk to someone that has done this all before. Ken Bradshaw of Total Home Service is always a good bet if you want to reduce your headaches and find a manageable starting point for your Vancouver Home Repairs or your Home Improvements Vancouver. 

The transformation of a home into a dream home is one that can easily happen much quicker and easier than many people think. Along with a fairly minor expense the normal home could easily become much more than simply a house. There are a variety of methods that the average home owner can revamp their home to develop a customized area that is not only completely suited to their lifestyle, but is a discussion point for the house.

Developing an overall concept for a home is an intriguing experience and may be very rewarding if a success and heartbreaking if it isn’t. Many people spend significant time discussing matters with a decorator and others simply have the talent for detailing their spaces already. In either case, the very first thing you are going to have to arrange is the financing for your venture. If it is on a small size you may simply be able to invest in it up front. Other then that certainly there are a few equity financing choices such as the second mortgage or the home owners line of credit. Each of these options are ideal for remodellings as they come with reasonable interest rates with the loan protected by your home equity.


In terms of where to start with your renovations, think about which rooms in the home you use the most. Typically this will be the kitchen, main bathroom, and living room. One of the best ways to change the feel of the first two is to replace all the appliances and fixtures. The living room will be a bit of a different story. This space will be best served by some new furniture, art and maybe new floors.

The exterior of any home can be given new life by some landscaping and TLC for the yard. The yard will be anyone’s first impression of your home so make sure you give it the necessary attention. Tending to the gardens, lawn and driveway will add a nice scenic element to the front yard and add value to the home. Creating your perfect are is not difficult, express your creativity and increase your home’s value at the same time!

Home Improvements Vancouver

Home Improvements Vancouver

If you are looking for additional information for Home Improvement look here:

You can contact us at 604-523-2238 or contact us.

Our service areas include: Coquiltam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, North Vancouver, East Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and most areas in the Lower Mainland. 


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Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam

Professional Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam is a service in demand as many older homes are being renovated or torn down. Many of these home will have some form of asbestos in the house.  There is a real need to identify the presence of asbestos and keep families and workers safe.

In The following video Ken talks about a house in Port Coquitlam that had both mold and asbestos present.  Ken was asked to remediate the site to make it safe for the workers and the home owner.


Ken Bradshaw has over 20 years experience in restoration and  renovation of both commercial and home renovations. It is not unusual for asbestos or mold to be  found on site as a house is identified as having asbestos in some of the materials.


 Ken  is Certified in the following:

  1.     A Certified member of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  2.     A member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America
  3.     A member of  The World Floor Covering Association and he holds a WRT Certification

Because Ken has many years of experience and is qualified to remediate situations such as Asbestos, Mold, and anything related to water damage. Total Home Service  is in demand to make sure finished home renovations are safe and healthy places to live in.

Safe Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam

Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam


 Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam

Ken Bradshaw has over 20 years experience in restoration and  renovation of both commercial and home renovations. Ken can be found in most areas of the city and the most recent Asbestos removal was in Port Coquitlam.

“Homes built prior to 1990 can contain an invisible hazard: asbestos. This video walks you through an older home, identifying the most common places asbestos is found and highlighting the importance of proper testing and removal.”

credit: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/asbestos


What is asbestos?

“Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s. It was used extensively because it is an insulator, has good fire protection properties, has tensile strength, and is resistant to chemical erosion.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to know if you’re working with asbestos because it is often mixed with other materials. However, if you work in a building built before 1990, it’s likely that at least some parts of the building will contain asbestos.”

Credit: Work Safe BC

Can You Identify Asbestos in the Home

You will be unable to identify materials containing asbestos in the house by only looking at it. In rare cases the materials will have a label identifying asbestos in the material so you have to conduct an ocular inspection. In order to truly find out if there is asbestos present in the house, you will need the help of a qualified professional. The first thing the profession will do is take samples of the material, have it analized to determine if it is positive for asbestos fibers.

Even if there is asbestos in your house, it does not mean absolute that it is a current health risk. If asbestos containing material is disturbed, damaged or in bad condition is when you should think about or removing it from your house.


Some Areas In The Home Where Asbestos Might be Found:

floor tiles
Fire Proofing
Taping Compound in Drywall Tape
Asbestos in Cement Tiles
Asbestos in Cement Pipes

More information on Asbestos Removal can be found here

Service areas for Asbestos & Mold Removal include: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, North Vancouer, Burnaby, New Westminster and most areas in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.


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House Painters Quotes Port Coquitlam

House Painters Port Coquitlam are in demand as we move into the spring and summer months.   Read on and find some important painting tips to get started on your home painting project. If you are calling for a FREE quote call us today at 604-523-2238.

You must surely understand that a new coat of paint can restore and revitalize any room in your home. Paint is known as a very affordable way to change the look of a room. The most interesting part about interior painting is that practically anyone can do it. You will just need patience, the right equipment and  a bit of know-how.

Painting Supplies – House Painters Port Coquitlam

Your supply needs may vary depending upon the type of room that you are painting and the kind of paint that you are choosing, none the less here is  here is a basic list to get you started:


After you have chosen  a color,  you will also have to pick a finish. The finish will determine how glossy the paint is going to be after it has been applied. Your choices will consist of  flat, satin, eggshell, gloss, and semi-gloss. The flat finish is harder to wipe clean and is best used  in low traffic areas that does not easily  attract dirt. The other finishes, satin, eggshell, and semi-gloss  are easier to  clean and consequently can be used almost anywhere. Gloss finish on the other hand is shiny and is best used in small areas such as trim or molding.

Good quality  paint rollers &  brushes are necessary tools and will make your job go a lot smoother. Choose a roller that has a good nap to it and you will find you can paint an entire room with it. Everybody seems to have their own preference however when it comes to brushes.  A couple of pointers brushes; small angle brushes work well  on trim and corners and a three inch flat brush or even a paint pad works for the areas where a paint roller can not reach.

House Painters Port Coquitlam

House Painters Port Coquitlam

Other Supplies

Beyond paint and applicators  you should have drop cloths, rags for cleaning, paint trays. If the walls need repair you may also need spackling, sandpaper, and a putty knife. In order to reach the trim or higher areas you will also need a good ladder.  The ladder you choose should be  sturdy and steady to support your activities on the ladder. Choose a step ladder with a wide base or a flared bottom this should help assure your safety on the ladder.

Painting Tips

The most important thing you can do while you are painting is to take your time. Steady as she goes start moving too fast and the paint job could get a little sloppy. The pre-paint prep work is very importand and you will find the painting project will go much smoother if you properly prepare prior to painting. These tips may be helpfull:

– Organizing all of your supplies before you start painting and sure that you have what you need.
– Move your furniture or protect it by covering it up.
– Use low-tack masking tape on the baseboards and trim. Take the tape off  before the paint dries.
– Be sure to paint walls before the  trim or woodwork.
– If you need a second coat apply it after the first coat has dried.

In the event you decide to use affordable professional House Painters Port Coquitlam that are easy to talk, do a good job, and show up on time than give Total Home Services a call. We are pleased to give you a FREE quote call today 604-523-2238.

You can go here if you are looking for additional information on Home Repair items such as house painting.

Sometimes as you start a house project you may run into  things such as Bathroom Mold, or a desire for additional home renovations. These are things that are best left to a professional team.

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Mold Removal
Kitchen Renovations
Total Home Services will service the following areas: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Langley, and most areas in the Lower Mainland.

Total Home Services
953 Adair Ave, Coquitlam, BC
V3K 1C9


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Total Home Services

Total Home Repair truly is a One Stop Home Service Centre.  We eliminate the stress that normally comes with home renovations,home repair and water damage  repair and we bring a peace of mind that your project will be completed on time and within budget… this is our promise! It is safe to say we believe in old fashioned service.

Areas of service include : Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver,Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge.