Hiring a handyman can help you save time and money when doing general home repairs and maintenance. A handyman’s service can be more cost effective, too, but you need to make sure that you are calling the right professional for the job. Take a look at these key tips for finding and hiring good handyman services in your area:
- Do I need a handyman?
Your skill level and scope of the job should help you determine if you need a handyman. If the task is something you think you can do yourself but you are not confident with your skills, or you have no time to accomplish them, then hiring a handyman makes sense. There are professional handymen who can handle complicated and larger projects, too, such as carpentry, ceramic tile replacement, and painting. Be sure to verify their expertise before hiring them.
- You can hire a handyman for the simplest tasks
Skilled handymen can replace and fix ceiling fans and light fixtures, handle electrical work, change the batteries of the sump pump, and buy the things you need for a repair or maintenance job. You can give them a ‘to-do’ list and they will get everything done for you.
- Look for handyman company
Consider hiring a handyman from a reputable company that has over 20 years of experience in the business. Make sure they have excellent standing with the Better Business Bureau and that they have been awarded by known names for their excellence in service.
- Check the way they price their services
Ask for a free written estimate. Look for a handyman that price by the job, not by the hour. This way, you do not have to be surprised with extra charges after the job is done, and you do not have to pay for everything in one go in case you gave them a to-do list and they were unable to accomplish everything in a day.