How to Prepare for Hiring Handyman Services
Hiring handyman services is a great way to tackle that long and lingering list of needed home repair and maintenance tasks you have and give yourself one less thing to worry about. This article will help you prepare for hiring a handyman and keep the process as stress-free and simple as possible.
- Make a list of work.
Spend some time inspecting your home and making a complete and thorough list of each and every thing that the handyman will need to address. This will ensure that your price quotes will be accurate, that the handyman you choose will have the know-how to complete all of your work, and that you won’t have to call the handyman back again because of an overlooked repair. Go one room at a time and make a section of your list for each room to make sure you don’t miss anything.
- Make a list of potential handymen.
Contact friends and family in your area to get any word-of-mouth recommendations for handyman services. Check online to view websites for local handyman services. Check sites such as Craigslist for handyman advertisements and postings. Create a list with the name of each handyman or handyman business, a contact phone number, and a little extra room to write down notes and information about each.
- Contact handymen.
Call each of the handymen on your list and get a price quote for the work you need done. Ask about if the handyman is bonded and insured, and how their work is guaranteed. Here is where you can get a feel for the handyman service and see if it will be a good fit for you, so take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
- Select handyman.
After speaking with each of the handymen, select the one you feel most comfortable working with. Look for a good mix of value and expertise, and someone with enough experience to complete your tasks properly. Once you select a handyman service, work with them to set up a schedule for the work to be completed, and get a contract in writing with all work guarantee and pricing information included. Do not pay the handyman upfront. Wait until the work has been completed and you are able to inspect the work to make sure it has been done and done correctly.
By following these simple steps you can take all of the stress and confusion out of hiring a handyman service.