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Mr. Handyman Presents Second Annual "My 'Pet' Peeves" Photo Contest

Release Date: 5/1/2018

- Nation's Leading Property Maintenance, Repair and Improvement Company Celebrates National Pet Month with Pet Shaming Photos, Damage Repair Tips -

Did you come home to find that your pet destroyed the house AGAIN? The nation's leading property maintenance, repair and improvement franchise, Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly company, shows all kinds of pet owners they are not alone by celebrating National Pet Month this May with the second annual "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest.

To enter the "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest, visit: https://apps.facebook.com/my-contests/mrhandymanpetpeevescontest and submit a photo of a pet's yard damage, annihilated shoes, in-home destruction, naughty behavior, or just their cute face by Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, reptiles, bunnies, turtles, and more are welcome. Mr. Handyman will reward five random winners with a $250 PetSmart gift card to spoil their pets.

"According to a recent survey, over 65 percent of American households own a pet. But there are times when the joy of pet ownership is overridden by the serious destruction pets can cause on one of our largest investments – our homes," said Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano. "Our professional Mr. Handyman technicians have helped homeowners nationwide install pet doors, repair floors and replace trim and screens to accommodate their furry friends. We're thrilled to bring back this photo contest during National Pet Month to allow pet owners everywhere to share in each other's disappointment and laughter in our pets' crazy antics."

Additionally, Mr. Handyman offers the following tips to assist pet owners with common pet problems:

Repair Chewed Drywall: To fix drywall that may have been gnawed at by a puppy or anxious dog, scrape loose debris from holes or dents and cover with fast-drying spackle. Let dry for at least 24 hours and conceal repairs with a bit of touch-up paint. While small bite holes are easy to camouflage, years of covering damage can eventually lead to uneven drywall.
Protect the Floors: Pets can damage hardwood floors simply by walking on it. Protect hardwood by maintaining claw length and keeping area rugs around the house for pets to lie on. Fix minor scratches with floor cleaner and protective finish. Clean the scratch with a damp cloth, scrub the cleaner over the scratch, and repeat with a clean cloth to rinse away hardwood cleaner.
Safeguard Wood: Wood is often a target for pets who chew or scratch. The easiest protection plan is to add plastic sheeting or PVC tubing around table and chair legs to prevent claw and bite marks. Save doors by adding clear, plastic sheeting.

To learn more about the "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest or to find other helpful tips from Mr. Handyman, visit www.mrhandyman.com/blog. You can review this year's contest rules at: https://www.mrhandyman.com/photo-contest-official-rules/.

About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman®, a Neighborly company, is North America's leading commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement company. With more than 200 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Handyman is recognized as one of the fastest growing service-oriented franchise systems and handyman service. Acquired by Dwyer Group® in 2015, Mr. Handyman is part of Neighborly, a community of professional service experts, leveraging Dwyer Group's 19 service brands, 17 of which support a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK), ProTect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Locatec®, Window Genie®, Neighborly®, Bright & Beautiful®, and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer Group operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® and Cumberland County Glass® brand names. Additional information about Neighborly can be found at www.GetNeighborly.com. For more information about Mr. Handyman, visit www.MrHandyman.com and to learn about franchising opportunities with the brand, visit http://franchise.mrhandyman.com.

SOURCE Mr. Handyman

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