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Handyman Services Plymouth Owner gives Tips on Hiring a Handyman Service
Should the home ownerhire a contractor or do it themselfs?
Many times a contractor’s fees to handle small projects can be prohibitive. A handyman, who makes a living from small remodeling projects, is often a better alternative.
Once the handyman is on site, moving from one small project to another is cheaper than having them come back two or three different times.
The American people are busier than ever. That often means they are too busy to handle the simple home improvement projects a house needs from time to time. But before going out and hiring a general contractor to repair a hole in drywall or to paint a room, homeowners should consider an alternative – a local handyman or handyman service. With the boom in home remodeling, it’s often difficult to find a contractor who has time to do small projects. And often a contractor’s fees to handle small projects can be discouraging.
The handyman, who makes a living from small remodeling projects, is often a better alternative. There are a few good rules of thumb for people considering a handyman. With a little homework, people can save time and money.
Decide the project's scope
A handyman makes a living from small jobs. But what is small? Answer: something that can be completed in one to three days. “If the job is going to take more than a week, the homeowner should probably consider hiring a contractor.
If you’re going to re-side or re-roof your home, you probably need to find a reliable contractor who specializes in those areas of home remodeling. But if you just need to put in a new sink or faucet, or want to install a ceiling fan or a new mirror in the bath, most handyman services can handle it.
How much does a handyman charge? Like any contractor, a handyman should provide you with a free no obligation estimate before tackling a project. A homeowner should never hire a handyman until knowing the cost of the project, including parts. Typically, most handyman services charge $65-$75 an hour for labor.
How to find a quality handyman Finding a handyman is much easier today because they usually advertise on the internet or in your local Yellow pages or through coupon direct mailings. But once you find one or two names, you still need to do your homework before hiring one.
First ask for references and call them to make sure the handyman did quality work and stood behind the guarantees. Also check with the local Better Business Bureau, 248-644-9100, to discover if there are any complaints against the handyman.
Finally, make sure the handyman has a Michigan license (call 517-241-9254 to check) and has insurance. If the handyman isn't insured, the homeowner could be liable for any damages or injuries while the handyman is working
Make a list of all the small projects that need to be done Have a list of all small home improvement projects handy. Once the handyman is on site, moving from one small project to another is cheaper than having them come back two or three different times.
Keith Paul, owner and operator of HandyPro Handyman Services specializes in handling everything on your to-do list, including carpentry, paint, drywall, plumbing, seasonal maintenance and more.
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