Forms To Find The Right Handyman

Dec 22 21:21 2009 James Kahn Print This Article

If you have minor repairs at home that need serious attention but are not big enough to hire a specialized contractor, chances are, you need to hire a handyman.

Handymen are the people you enlist for small repairs at home that need time,Guest Posting skill and technical knowledge which you don’t have. It could involve carpentry, such as repairing a broken shelf or fixing a cabinet door, or minor fixture problems such as a faulty switch or loose faucet. You would be lucky if you have a family member or a friend who is equipped with the know-how and has the time to fix these things for you for free. But generally, the chances of that are quite slim.


One way to find a good and reliable handyman is through your local hardware store. Usually, these entities have their own in-house workforce and would gladly recommend their handymen to your service. But if you live in a smaller area, you may already have a local handyman with a credible reputation. Asking your neighbors and friends and they might help you locate and contact a handyman. There are also various websites advertising the services of handymen. All you have to do is search the available one in your local area. Or you could try it the old-fashioned way and look for a handyman in the yellow pages. This is quite risky so it’s always better to ask for referrals from reliable sources. There are also various websites advertising the services of handymen.


Before contacting a handyman, it is essential that you determine in particular, what are the things in your house that need to be fixed or what you want done. Creating a list will help you save time and communicate efficiently with your handyman. Consider the potential handyman you might hire and have at least three options. Call up each of these three and inquire about their work experience and specialty if they have any.  Tell him what you need to be done from the list of task or projects that you have and ask him if he will be able to handle the job. Ask about his rates and fees. Handymen have different rates. Some also charge them differently; others per hour, per job or per session. Ask if he charges materials mark-up cost and how much. This is a usual practice for handymen. However, you may decide to provide or buy the materials and tools yourself so you should inquire the specific tools he needs to equip himself with to accomplish your projects or repairs. It is important that when you are considering your projects you write down their price quotations so you may be able to determine which handyman will give you the best value for your money. Never agree to make full payment before the job is even started. Negotiate a payment scheme that will enable you to check the quality of work before paying him an installment. This way, you will have quality control and make sure that you get your money’s worth.

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