At some point in every homeowner’s life, there’s bound to be a point where a project needs a little extra help. For all those things that just aren’t, or shouldn’t be do-it-yourself projects, there’s a handyman that can help you solve the problem. For those who don’t know the difference between a Philips-head screwdriver and an Allen wrench, a handyman is not only a place to turn in time of need but your home’s best friend.
Virtually every home should have some sort of Mr Fix-It in the phone’s speed dial, since emergencies not only happen fairly often, they’re frequently the result of your husband or wife attempting something new that looked very easy on
Home & Garden TV.
When searching to hire a handyman, the best place to start is through asking for recommendations from friends and family. Repairmen come in an endless variety, from huge companies with hundreds of employees on staff to the one-man operation down the street.
For most people, the major concerns in hiring a repair person are that’s he’s skilled, reliable, punctual, honest, and affordable. Although most of those things seem like fairly obvious criteria, it’s sometimes difficult to find one person who fits the bill on all counts.
Asking for recommendations from those who’ve used a repair person before and been satisfied with his work is the fastest and most unbiased way to find the help you need, especially if time is an issue.
In the past, many homeowners would simply call a repair person at random out of the phone book, which required multiple calls and estimates before finding suitable help. Even then, it wasn’t always assured that the person who arrived at the home would be experienced and trustworthy. Fortunately, the internet has gone a long way in helping to take the guesswork out of hiring a handyman.
Sites like 999 Handyman offer all the services you may require. Doing a search online is also a wonderful way to unearth any ethical or criminal complaints against a company; if a customer was scammed or treated unfairly, there’s likely to be a record of the incident somewhere in cyberspace.
While it’s important to take what you read online with a grain of salt and keep in mind that there are two sides to every story, it’s wise to avoid any company or handyman that has numerous complaints or violations against them.