Perhaps you have never used a handyman or handyman company before and you are a little unsure about whether this may be a good idea for your home repair needs. What can you expect? Why would you want to hire a handyman?
When you have small jobs to do around the house, you have several options:
- You can do them yourself.
- You can ask a more experienced friend or family member to do it when they have time.
- You can try to call a contractor who usually handles much bigger jobs and probably has a significant minimum dollar amount for a job.
- You can call a handyman.
Each of these options has its pros and cons.
If you are super handy and you enjoy doing things yourself, you may just want to tackle your honey-do list on your own. Maybe your dad was the best handyman around and taught you how to fix things when you were growing up. So you are confident in your abilities and don’t mind the time commitment. That’s a great option for some people.
Perhaps you are a bit overwhelmed by your list but you have a family member or friend who has experience with the particular issues you are facing with your honey-do list. If they have time to spend working on your projects and they do really good work, that could be a great arrangement, too.
You may have a trusted contractor who is more than capable of doing the work you need to be done, but it could be that your jobs are too small for them and don’t meet the minimum requirements they have for a job. Or, it could be that if you come up with more work for them to do, they may be willing to tack on some smaller jobs. Of course, it may be for a significant cost.
Or you may decide to contact a professional handyman near you who can handle small jobs without a problem because that is their niche. You don’t have the time, experience, or patience to work on this list yourself. So you simply find a handyman service you trust, and they take care of all the little issues around the house quickly for a reasonable price and do the work in a reasonable amount of time.
The handyman option is especially attractive for those who are interested in saving:
Some benefits of a handyman service:
- We don’t mind doing the smaller home improvement jobs that bigger companies don’t have the time or desire to do.
- We have the expertise to handle things that you may not feel comfortable doing yourself.
- We take care of the problems around the house to provide you with more free time.
- We can help with maintenance issues so that things don’t get worse and become a much more expensive repair.
- We are like a general practitioner. You come to us when you have a problem. We can take care of a lot of things, but if your problems are more serious, we will refer you to a specialist who can help you with the bigger issues.
- We already have the tools they need that you might have to go out and purchase to be able to do the job. Paying a handyman may actually save you money over doing a job yourself if you would have to buy expensive tools.
- You don’t have to get your hands dirty or do the work!
- A reputable handyman can help you discover other problems you weren’t aware of so that you can address them, as well.