Six Tips to Get the Best Handyman Service

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Real Estate Agent with Hellgeeks

Finding the best handyman service for your home improvement projects is a challenging task. You must take different important aspects into account to make sure that you make the informed and calculated decision. A single mistake or little negligence during the hiring process may turn your whole experience into a disaster.

Here are the six best tips mentioned to help you get the best handyman service.

 

Cost

You must know the cost you would have to bear to avail of the services. There are a lot of services available in the market but some of them just try to financially exploit their customers. So, you should make the right cost comparisons to be able to aware of the frauds and scams. The service you hire should neither be expensive nor cheap. Instead, it should be the most reasonable option among others.

 

Online Search

You should invest a good amount of time in your online research to come up with a few best options. You can also visit multiple websites to see the reviews and suggestions of past customers regarding different handyman services. It would help you analyze deeply whether you are making the right choice or not.

 

Insurance

The handyman you choose for your home repair must be fully insured because you would give him access to your home. It would help save your money from the unexpected expenses caused by an accident or injury. You can also ask the handyman to provide you with evidence of his insurance to make sure that it is valid. It would help avoid a lot of surprises, frustrations, or conflicts in the long run.

 

Referrals

Since hiring a handyman service is a huge investment, you can take referrals from your friends, family members, or relatives to have a few trustworthy options. Since they might have experienced a similar situation before you, it would help you avoid the mistakes they have committed to do better than them. Also, you can ask the handyman to provide you at least 3 to 4 referrals. It is also suggested to have a face-to-face meeting with a few of them to know more details.

 

Local

It is better to give a chance to your local handyman before anyone else from the town. Since a local handyman would have a better know-how of the area, he can help you with a lot of other tasks as well. Moreover, a local handyman won’t be able to run away that easily. Also, you can ask your neighbors to give you a few trustworthy referrals of local handyman services.

 

Written Contract

You should sign a written contract with the handyman you choose to avoid any dispute later. The contract must include all the important details i.e. timeline of the project, expertise, insurance policy, warranty, payment methods, and so much more. It would help you get the relief that you home repair task is getting done with proper care and attention.

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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Asad Malik the problem with hiring a handyman is everyone who has a hammer and a truck thinks he's a handyman..... references are needed for sure and maybe samples of jobs completed....

Dec 20, 2019 09:18 AM #3
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Robin Wells
RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections - Penetanguishene, ON
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Thanks for post.  There are "many" handy men around and some are better than others.  The real scary part is when people start hiring "handymen" do do a job where there are credentials and certifications.  I see it all the time where handymen or even DIY individuals install a chimney or woodstove and the quality of work can vary significantly.  Sometimes only minor problems and other times virtually a redo of the job.  But rarely is it 100% correct.  So in your above list - "cost" can be important but often should be way down the list on priority.  

Dec 22, 2019 10:26 AM #4
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