What To Look For In a Handyman Service.

January 20, 2016

What To Look For In a Good Handyman Service

Whether you need a professional repairman to install insulation in the attic, perform drywall repairs or paint your front door, there are several key qualities to look for during the hiring and contracting process. An experienced handyman is trained to handle repair and installation projects for residential and commercial clients and typically uses a set of hand tools and power tools to complete the job quickly and efficiently.

 

Experience

Some types of repair and installation jobs such as performing electrical work, plumbing, decks, and fences may require a contractor’s license. Licensing requirements vary so you will need to verify the contractor’s license or registration based on the type of work that will be performed. Look for a handyman who has several years of experience, has received training at a vocational school or from on the job training.

 

Types of Services

Handyman can provide a wide range of services and in areas such as: installing countertops, hanging doors, painting, installing crown or wood molding, installing electrical appliances, laying ceramic tile, hanging or repairing drywall, cleaning or repairing gutters, fixing windows, painting/staining doors and windows, touch-up paint or repairing a decks/fences and many more.

 

Additional Services

Some handymen may offer additional services to handle odd jobs around the home such as help move furniture, organize your garage, and install window treatments or hanging large mirrors and pictures. A handyman may also exterior maintenance such as mowing, gutter cleaning and snow removal.

 

Considerations

Consider a handyman company whose employs are skilled in many areas and have undergone a background check.  Look for a handyman that offers written estimates for the project so that you can compare different bids when making your final selection. Ask about any warranties on work performed.  Consider asking for references from recent clients. You should also verify the handyman's/contractor’s insurance and check his track record with the Better Business Bureau and check internet reviews. Get a written estimate before work begins so that you can see a complete breakdown of the cost of labor and materials.

 

 

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