As we make if half way through the spring season and prepare for the summer months, most of us are reminded that a number of small home improvement projects were put off late last year, and need to be addressed at this time. If you’re tired of juggling those minor home projects, and want to get them taken care of, consider hiring a handyman for the purpose. Probably the main reason you didn’t get to those projects last year was that your attention was focused on a number of other issues, and more than likely, that’s not going to change this year. To be sure that you handle that growing list of tasks, think about engaging the services of a competent handyman and getting those tasks knocked out once and for all. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re preparing to hire a handyman.
Scope of Work
A handyman is not going to rewire the electrical system of your household, and they’re not going to install all-new plumbing. Instead, handymen will stick to smaller jobs that are considered too small to engage the services of contractors, and these can typically be accomplished in less than a day. Most handymen can probably refer you to skilled contractors, but that’s not really their own scope of work, so save the heavy lifting for licensed professionals.
Explain the Job Thoroughly
So there’s no misunderstandings and no unfulfilled expectations, it will be to your advantage to thoroughly explain the job you want a handyman to accomplish for you. Give as much detail as possible, so they can have a thorough understanding of what’s required of them. If you find that it’s very hard to estimate a particular job around the house, you may want to hire your handyman for a single day on time and material. This will give them an opportunity to evaluate the scope of the job themselves, and then it will be much easier to price out.
Compile a To-Do List
Before you contact handyman candidates, it will probably be worth your while to compile a list of all those tasks you want accomplished around the household. These tasks can then be prioritized so that you can address the most important ones first. When your handyman tackles that initial job and completes it, you can assess whether or not it was done to your satisfaction, before having them move on to the second or the third task. Keep communications open with your handyman, so that you can provide assistance if needed, or clarification when that becomes necessary.
Potential Home Projects
If you have forgotten some of the household projects you wanted done, here is a short list of some typical handyman services which are generally provided by your local Jack-of-all-trades professional. Handymen are capable of doing very good work on such tasks as installing blinds, doing carpentry, caulking, installing cabinets, ceiling repair, unclogging drains, hanging curtains, repairing decks or doors, general maintenance, grouting, indoor lighting, interior painting, patio stone installation, safety modifications, or installing new shelves. When it comes to taking care of odds and ends, the list goes on for what a professional handyman can do!
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