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Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake Sherman is a professional writer with a background in journalism. He is fascinated by home appliances and how they work. He enjoys breaking down complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways. He has been a Puls staff writer for two years. When he's not writing, he enjoys trotting around the globe, trying unfamiliar foods, and testing unmarked doors to see if they're locked.

Recent Posts:

What Kind of Window Treatment Installation Can My Dallas Area Handyman Do?

Texans like things big, and for good reason – bigger is almost always better. But with big things come big responsibilities, especially when it comes to windows. With temperatures pushing (or passing) 100 degrees most days, a naked window in the Texas summertime is – well, it’s an invitation to turn your home into a king-sized sauna. And the larger your windows are, the more heat they allow inside.

What Can a Handyman Do in Just a Few Hours

It’s remarkable what can be accomplished in just a few hours – depending on who’s the one getting it done. While some of us might be able to struggle assembling a piece of furniture and stare despondently at the scattered pieces, a handyman can install a ceiling fan, paint a room, and assemble that furniture with no sweat. Hey, we’ve all got our strong suits. 

Hottest Parts of the House to Remodel in Summer 2020

Anyone who’s attempted even a minor wintertime remodel knows that warm weather isn’t just an opportunity for outdoor projects. It’s the perfect time to get the kitchen, bedroom, or even basement redone – not least of all because you can escape the dust and noise for a nice walk outside.

Top Mother’s Day Deals in the Dallas Fort-Worth Area

This year, Mother’s Day is more meaningful than ever as we realize just how important our loved ones are. It’s a welcome opportunity to show how much you care through a phone call, a gift, or a flower delivery – while respecting social distancing guidelines, of course.

How to Keep Your Household Appliances Working With Heavy Use

It makes sense that the more time you spend around the house, the more use your household appliances are going to get (maybe with the exception of the treadmill). From the extra loads of laundry to climate control running nonstop, the additional toll can add up, shortening the life of your electronics.

How to Keep Your Kitchen Appliances Working With Heavy Use

If you’ve suddenly found yourself spending significantly more time at home than usual, there have likely been some adjustments to get used to – and not all of them bad (like changing into your daytime pajamas in the morning, and back into your nighttime pajamas in the evening).

Handyman Services for Moving

Nothing says friendship like someone asking you to help them move house. You spend a few backbreaking hours helping them lug “essential” items like their collection of vintage KISS posters, they save a pile of cash by not hiring a moving company, and you get paid in pizza and beer, somehow making the whole thing “worthwhile.”

Members Only: Book a Puls Service and Automatically Enter to Win a $500 VISA Gift Card

We spend a lot of time thinking up ways we can show our loyal users just how important to us they are – but we have to admit, we’re even prouder than usual of our new monthly raffle for Puls+ members. 

TV Buying Guide, Super Bowl 2020 Edition: Best Smart TVs for Sports

It’s playoff season, and as the biggest sporting event of the year approaches, pro football fans watch with baited breath to find out who will be contending for the Lombardi Trophy.  Of course, true fans want to watch the playoffs – and Super Bowl, of course – with tip-top picture and sound. It should come as no surprise, then, that TV sales skyrocket ahead of the big game. And while the sales are big, the competition to get the best TV to watch the Super Bowl on is fierce.

The Best New Washing Machines of 2020

If you were under the impression that the cutting-edge innovation powering today’s smart homes has skipped over the laundry room, you might want to check out our list of best new washers of 2020. 

Holiday Lights: Cost to Install and How to Put Them Up Yourself

  Holiday lights look great and can go a long way towards warming up a cold winter evening. But if the number of homes still sporting unlit displays well into February are any indication, hanging Christmas lights (and taking them down!) is more time-consuming than it looks.  If you want to get yourself a little gift this holiday season, you may consider having a professional install Christmas lights for you. It can cost nominally more than hanging them yourself, but then you don’t have to spend hours standing on a ladder in the freezing cold, either. Whichever way you choose to go, we make it easier than ever to install Christmas lights with our professional pricing and DIY installation guide, after the jump.

The Best TV Mounting Brackets for Black Friday TV Purchases

It’s that time of year again. You’d be surprised just how many great TV deals are going on this Black Friday, and, of course, when you get that brand new TV set, you’re going to want to mount it on the wall.

The Best Black Friday TV Deals of 2019

If you like brisk walks through piles of crunchy leaves, and if pumpkin spice lattes are your thing, then Autumn might be your favorite season of the year. 

My Refrigerator Was Transported on its Side: Can I Turn it On Safely?

One question we’re frequently asked is whether moving a fridge lying down can cause problems when you try to turn it back on. Our answer is that moving a fridge takes a lot longer if you’re lying down! Jokes aside, it can, in fact, be problematic to transport a refrigerator on its side for a number of reasons. 

Top Tips for Longer-Lasting Appliances

There are some joys that only a homeowner will know (mowing a few extra inches of your neighbor’s lawn, leaving your Christmas lights up through April), but at the end of the day, nothing beats the sense of independence and pride that comes with buying your slice of the American dream. 

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