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Often, when thinking about home issues that need attention – from a dripping faucet to installing a new light fixture – the list inevitably ends up with multiple entries. A handyman is, well, handy in these situations as he or she has a wide array of home improvement skills. A handyman does it all, from small repairs and installations to larger projects such as renovating kitchens or extending a home’s desk. Due to their extensive experience and the very specific nature of the work, many handyman contractors can provide estimates over the phone or online and get to work right away.
Engaging a Handyman
Map out the details of your project (or projects) before reaching out to a handyman so that your initial conversation can be as informative and informationally productive as possible. Consider what you want done and how soon you need the project started and completed. Ideally, you should choose a company that has significant experience in the type of work you need done. In the event that you are faced with problems after the project is completed, you’ll also want a company that will be there to help you through any post-install issues. It’s also best to check to ensure your handyman has proper licenses and insurance.
Small Doesn’t Mean Easy
Small home repairs are not necessarily challenging or complex, but they may require specialized tools and materials along with a bit of research to complete. Work like installing window panes, mending porch screens, and caulking bathtubs requires an eye for aesthetic detail; when done improperly, these kinds of repairs can lend a shabby air to the entire room. An experienced handyman can complete these projects and make it look like a repair never had to be made.
Some jobs are more suited to dedicated electrical or plumbing contractors, such as whole-house rewiring projects, electrical panel upgrades,or sewer line excavation and repair. However, a handyman contractor is more than capable of installing lighting, sinks, and faucets as well as updating electrical outlets and repairing leaks. A handyman could even efficiently handle both electrical and plumbing work in a single visit.
The prospect of hanging garage shelving, installing gutter protection, and fixing sticky doors probably doesn’t thrill many homeowners. Yet, improvements like these make homes truly livable, and they happen to be perfect jobs for a handyman contractor.
The Big Stuff
Contractors come with an arsenal of skills, experience, and tools that can be applied to larger projects. That said, they still have a few limitations. For example, they may not be certified gas fitters or experts at foundation repairs. For most household projects, they are an efficient, effective option.