Thursday, February 2, 2012
Many people think the services of a handyman, for the small repairs around the house, are going to be too expensive. Instead of calling and checking homeowners just let the jobs go and allow them to continue to pile up causing bigger more expensive issues to be dealt with later on. Hiring a handyman is a simple, cost effective way to manage issues that arise around your house that can easily be handled for you.
Think about the repairs needed around your home right now. I bet somewhere there is a hole in the drywall that needs to be patched or perhaps a corner that has been abused and needs repair. This job is pretty straightforward for a handyman. Most are able to even tackle larger drywall issues. Drywall is a tricky issue for homeowners to handle alone. The average cost of handyman drywall repairs is around a few hundred dollars. The costs will incorporate the repair of the drywall, the sanding, patching and painting.
Carpet repairs need to be done frequently. Many homeowners don’t think to call a handyman when these issues arise. You will find that the costs are much lower to have a handyman out to repair or stretch carpet that is in need over having carpet companies come in. Many jobs people don’t associate with typical handyman jobs are. They are more cost effective and can handle a variety of situations within the home.
Appliance repair, painting, staining, repair of windows, screens, stair railings, tile repairs, faucets, garage door issues, elderly and handicap safety aide installation are able to be handled by hiring a handyman instead of a specialty company. The day of same day repairs are not gone and can still be taken care of by hiring a handyman to fix the issues.
Of course, if the issues are small and can wait it will be more cost effective when hiring a handyman to come and fix the issues. When grouping jobs together most handymen will work out a deal for the homeowners. The typical handyman that comes out to your home and provides services for the day will run you around four to five hundred dollars. Having a specialty contractor out will run you well over a hundred dollars an hour when a handyman can do the exact same job for less.
There are some jobs it is better to inquire labor by a licensed contractor. Things such as electrical and plumbing issues are best resolved by someone trained in the field. Understand when hiring a handyman that they are not all created equally. It is up to the homeowner to find an individual that is trustworthy and that has several references to back the work up that they have done in the past. Once you find this individual it is best to keep their number close. A referral from someone you trust is a great place to find a handyman you are comfortable letting in your home. When interviewing a handyman don’t base your decision solely on price alone. Make sure it is someone you can work with and that understands your wants and needs. Also, find someone who will help small issues as well as the big catastrophes that happen as homeowners.