New video chat platform creates the ultimate do it yourself (DIY) option for repairs.
St. Petersburg, FL – August 12, 2015 – Two entrepreneurs have solved a common homeowners problem – how to bring down the cost of home repairs while improving the quality and response times from service professionals. Virtualhand empowers homeowners to take charge of their home repair issues with the help of qualified professionals. This innovative system involves a live video chat with a repair professional who answers the consumers questions and walks them through the repair.
“There is nothing like having a professional plumber looking over your shoulder to assist you”, said Daniel Morris, co-founder of Virtualhand. “A simple download of the free Virtualhand app to a smartphone or iPad is all a homeowner needs to get started.”
Morris teamed up with longtime friend Nick Stoykov to create Virtualhand after they used Skype to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve a stopped-up kitchen sink issue. It turned out that the motor on the garbage disposal was blown and needed to be replaced or removed.
Stoykov, who was living in Europe at the time, assisted Morris virtually over a video link by guiding him step by step in removing the garbage disposal and installing an elbow connector to reconnect the kitchen sink pipes. Morris admitted that he would not have been able to do it without his friend’s help. Morris and Stoykov realized that solving Morris’ plumbing issue, while saving him hundreds of dollars at the same time with virtual assistance, would be a tremendous help to other people in the same situation. Virtualhand was born.
Virtualhand is currently in their beta testing phrase and are offering a free one-hour session via Skype with co-founder Stoykov to the first 25 beta users that sign up. For help with any type of home repair, contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free session with a repair professional.
Virtualhand will also begin accepting applications to become Virtualhands when the site goes live later this fall. Virtualhand has been a client at TEC Garage since November of last year. Visit them at www.virtualhand.netfor more information.
About Virtualhand’s Founders:
Daniel Morris received his Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technology from the University of South Florida in 2011. Nick Stoykov, who describes himself as a “Jack of all Trades” was born in Bulgaria and immigrated to the United States in 1994. After graduating high school, Stoykov began work as a residential electrician in New Port Richie, FL. He advanced quickly, and moved on to commercial and Industrial electrical work.
Stoykov has been assisting his friend Morris virtually on everything from car mechanics to home repair issues for as long as he can remember. Morris, who admits he “is not a natural do it yourselfer”, says his friend has saved him a lot of money and frustration over the years and that there is nothing like having a Virtualhand looking over your shoulder to assist you.
According to Morris, if you know how to use a screwdriver or turn a wrench, with virtual assistance, you can resolve most of your home repair issues.
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