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Things To Know Before Hiring A Handyman

Hiring a handyman is not easy and many people have had bad experiences with handymen. You’ve heard the stories like they don’t show up, they don’t return calls, they say they can do the work but end up letting you down, and just a litany of negativity. So, here are some of the things you need to know before hiring one:

Interview First, Before Anything Else

By now you should have a short list of contractors you want to interview to see if they can handle the work you need done. Whether it’s hanging drapes or building an addition, you want to interview them first before agreeing to let them do any work in your home. Don’t let them just give you a raw estimate for the work you’re asking for – especially if they’ve never seen your home, or have no idea of the scope of the work involved.

Call them up or meet with them and ask them about the kinds of work they’ve done in the past. Ask what their expertise is, and whether they’ve done this kind of work before. If you’re in a state or region where a contractor has to be licensed, ask for their license number so you can verify it. If they want to give you an estimate on the spot, let them, but make it clear that this isn’t binding and you’re not hiring them for any work. Learn more…

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Is That A Handyman?

The handyman profession is not easy to define. If I were to say that a handyman is a person who offers his home repairing talents for money, I would be right but not very helpful. If I tried to get myself out of trouble by listing the specific skills a handyman should have, I would be in more hot water! For every skill I would add to the list of required talents including among others electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, tile work, locksmithing. I would be eliminating hundreds of handymen. Learn more…

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Handyman

With the various projects you might have going on around the house, it may be faster to hire a handyman (or woman!) rather than spending hours on the weekends doing them all yourself. A handyman is a jack of all trades when it comes to home repairs and maintenance around your home, usually for less money than a specialist such as a plumber and electrician. But before you bring someone into your home, it’s important to find the right person. You don’t want a handyman who swindles you or fixes everything incorrectly to where you have to go back and have another professional redo the work for more money. Learn more…

More Things To Know Before Hiring A Handyman

Every house, no matter how old or new it is, will have its fair share of maintenance issues that come up. More often than not, these little projects don’t require an experienced contractor who specializes in one particular trade. Oftentimes, all you need is a reliable handyman.

Before you hire the first handyman service that shows up on Google, there are things you need to know. Don’t sign that dotted line until you take all nine into account. Learn more…