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Hiring a Handyman: Significant Tips to Consider

So you are having some issues with your installations and need to hire a handyman. Whether you have damaged & worn exteriors, dangerous decks, sad siding, interior repairs & upgrades, wrecked walls or are just looking for someone to make sure your installation is kept up-to-date, hiring a quality handyman company is critical to avoiding bigger issues in the future.

Hiring a Handyman

When hiring handymans, it's important to note that not all handymans are the same. You'll find companies that are cheap, some that use the best handyman tools (and some that don't) and you'll find some that charge an arm and a leg. The key, is finding a quality handyman that you feel comfortable with and does a job that is up to or exceed your expectations. To do this, we've listed the top factors to keep in mind when looking to hire a handyman.

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Ask for Handyman Referrals

One of the first few places to start when you're looking to hire handymans is your friends, neighbors and co-workers. You'll want to ask them if they know of a handyman company that they have hired before that they would recommend or refer.

If you have a specific issue with your installations, like dangerous decks, you can ask for referrals of handyman companies that they know of that have helped them with their dangerous decks or whatever other issue you are having (ie. damaged & worn exteriors, wrecked walls, interior repairs & upgrades, sad siding, etc.)

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Reviews of Handymans

After checking out references that you received for handymans, you'll want to check online reviews. You should be able to find online reviews for just about any handyman in your local area. This can very helpful, but can also be overwhelming and misleading at times. Here are a few guidelines to help you as you sift through all of the reviews:

An overwhelmingly positive or negative review of a handyman could be a sign of a fake review- so take that into considerations.
Make a special note of handymans that have received a great deal of reviews. A lot of reviews combined with 4.5 to 5 stars is a big sign that the handyman company got those legitimately.
Keep an eye out for reviews that compare their experience with other handymans. Giving these details adds validity to the reviewer who has actually hired a local handyman.

Here are a few examples of valid reviews of handymans:

"Steve came over and did a fantastic job installing a Hot Water Recirculation Pump and under sink sensor. His rates are very reasonable, he was on time and cleaned up after he was finished. He really knows the Plumbing and Electrical business and is just a nice guy to talk to. He comes Highly Recommended."

"James is a pros pro. Our experience with him took place during a water heater replacement. His timeliness and bid response led the pack on timing, price, and quality of the products he offered. There are a vast number of handyman projects that we need as we prepare to sell our home. James will be working with us throughout, and we couldn?t be more thrilled. What a relief to find someone not only capable, but also priced right with excellent service. If you need a handyman, look no further. James is the person you will not regret hiring. Five stars, six if they had one available!"

"Michael not only fixed my door he also set up a New TV for me but also went on and beyond fixing the door to make sure it isn't jammed repaired locks put in new weather stripping and oiled the lock I WOULD USE HIM FOR OTHER PROJECTS .DOING FENCED IN DOG AREA NEXT."

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Handyman References

Once you have gathered referrals and checked online reviews of the handyman companies, you want to call the company directly and ask them for at least 2 recent references. These should be from customers they have completed work for within the past month. Also, you can ask for references for specific issues like damaged & worn exteriors, dangerous decks, wrecked walls, sad siding, interior repairs & upgrades or just general installation issues. Here are some questions you could ask the handymans' references:

What work did the handyman do for you? A small installation issue or big installation issue will give you insight as to the scale of the project. Was it for wrecked walls, interior repairs & upgrades, damaged & worn exteriors, sad siding, dangerous decks or just general installation issues?
Did the handyman provide a contract with details of the work? Did they provide what methods will be used, possible issues, etc.
How was the staff that completed the handyman work? Professional, clean, friendly? Ask about the things that you care about.
Was the handyman work completed per the agreed upon budget?
How were the handymans results? Did they meet or exceed your expectations?
Would you hire the handyman again?

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Always make sure the handyman company is using the proper tools and a specialized handyman software that is custom to the industry. Servgrow is a popular software among handyman companies.

Licensed and Insured Handyman Company

When hiring a handyman, that last think you want to do is hire one that is not a legitimate business and has no license and insurance. Just because you know that handyman companies should be licensed, bonded and insured, don't take this for granted.

Handymans that do not have a license will most likely try to cut corners because they understand that they are not as accountable for their work. In fact, it's illegal for them to operate without a license.

Professional handyman companies will have no problem showing you all the necessary documents, licenses and insurance to operate their business.

Final Notes on Hiring a Handyman

Hiring a handyman can be challenging at first, but using these tips above should get you started in the right direction. And keep in mind that it could take a couple different handymans that you hire before finding that perfect one- and when you find that perfect one, don't let them go!

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