Part of being a homeowner is enjoying your privacy and freedom, but also being responsible to fix every little thing that goes wrong! While renting can take that burden off of you, not everything has to cost an arm and a leg. This where the professional handyman comes in handy. He is well versed in many areas of repair and small tasks and often has someone else working for him for those bigger jobs that take a little longer. Today’s all-around handy professional does more than just fix the toilet or garage door.
How Do You Get A Good Handyman?
The big question—how do you make sure you get the best? Well, the most obvious answer is word of mouth because to this day, it’s the single most powerful advertising any business can have. Do a little research and ask your friends and family whom they’ve used. Once you find a great handyman, you will most likely stick with him for years to come and they love that! They want you as a loyal customer. You could also check online services for recommendations and referrals. Look at various forums and see what people are saying, but keep in mind that you can’t believe everything you read online!
Once you’ve found a potential person or company, then have them out to your place to give you an estimate and go over what they need to do for you. He should be able to give you clear direction about it, how he can help you, how long it will take and what it will cost.
If you have a major project, consider getting at least 3 quotes. The lowest bid isn’t necessarily the best bid!! It’s important to keep this in mind.
Here are some sure signs that you are in the right ballpark when you’re ready to hire:
- They guarantee their work. Most of them want your repeat business!
- They are respectful of your floors and other property by wearing booties over their shoes when in your home.
- They use a drop cloth or other material to protect from huge messes.
- They are accurate, punctual and generally act like they take pride in their work. This ensures they will see to the details.
- They clean up after themselves! Handymen should NEVER leave you a big mess in their wake for you to clean up. It’s just unacceptable. This includes vacuuming up any dust.
Keep in mind that you need to treat them well too! Make sure they know which restroom to use (Many of them think they can’t go all day—that’s insane!) Offer them water or other drinks throughout the day and check on them from time to time, especially if it’s super hot outside. Sunstroke is real on those outdoor jobs!
Finding the right person you can trust doesn’t have to be a complicated matter. Once you find the right one, you will most likely keep him around for years to come. They get to know you and your home and you start trusting them to all your little details!
If you live in the Myrtle Beach area, look no farther—The Handyman is at your service. Call today!
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