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Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2016

I need someone to fix a collapsed shelving unit in my closet

not a big job; unit is about 12 feet long....need someone today is possible

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Handymen is your Search the List category to find a vendor to do this type of work - check for good ratings and reviews and start calling around, though same day service (especially since most of today is already gone) is pretty unlikely. Cost could be as little as minimum trip charge (commonly around $50-100) if it just needs new anchor bolts or screws into the studs. (I am assuming you mean the unit pulled out of the wall, so anchor bolts/screws were probably not into the studs, just in the drywall). If it broke out a piece of the drywall (as opposed to just small screw/bolt holes that can be patcdhed with spackle or such) more likely about double that cost for the repair work.


If you need the holes patched or if it broke out a section of plaster or drywall, be sure to tell him that so he brings patching materials for this too (if drywall broke out will need to know thickness of sheet too - 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, or 3/4" - likely one of first two). Or if lath and plaster or wire mesh and plaster tell him that - different repair materials are needed. And if you are going to want it either spot painted after the repair or the entire closet repainted to match will have to work with him on a color - though that will involve a second and maybe third trip for the repair to prime and paint if you cannot DIY that part, so total job could run up to the $300-500 range potentially depending on closet size.

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