Tell me what’s more annoying than walking in two seconds late to work, racking your brain for a lame excuse to answer your arrogant senior manager who seems to be doing nothing but drumming fingers on a desk job with a perpetual frown? Of course, it’s the broken door hinge that’s screaming for repair since two years back or a cracked tile that’s rattling like an age old seesaw. When you’re busy with work and life, the last thing on your head is getting your home repairs done, and even when you do hire a handyman, you’ve got to call him a million times because he never came back with that tool he said he would. If you ever had a problem finding a suitable one, here’s a few tips to help you out.
Check What You Want To Get Done.
You’re probably like, obviously, how else would I even waste my time finding one. Well, here’s a thought if you think that the termite invasion which is causing your kitchen cabinets to slightly, very slightly slant to the right, resembling a bit of an upside down version of the leaning tower of Pisa, can be driven out by a handy man, you’re absolutely wrong. Straight to the point, any small home repairs or improvement projects can be carried out by that handyman of yours, but if you’ve got problems requiring electrical services Templestowe or even serious plumbing installations, you might want to consider hiring a licensed tradesman.
Once you’re aware and wary of all the repairs in every nook and cranny of your house or work station, the first thing you need to do is prioritize your tasks. Now this might get you wondering how on earth it could help you find a suitable handyman and here’s how. If you get the big work done first, you’ll be able to find the right guy who undoubtedly has the expertise to get that job done. You never know, the same guy who can install an air conditioner might not know how to fix a leaking pipe. Arranging your important tasks at the first will also help you know of the costs earlier.
References and Complaints.
I’m not saying you have to be extremely sceptical and check him out before he even steps in your front porch or confirm with the state licence agency before you hire your pro. But just make sure to get references from him and check with the references because after all, you’re letting a stranger inside your home. This is especially important if you’re hiring one after looking at a magazine or newspaper advert. Ask for experience and examples of past work. Contact your well-known electrician for more information about your handy man’s work. Keep your ears open to complaints because you don’t want to go through the entire process again.
Prices and Payments.
Although the work looks pretty simple like a 3rd grader’s maths, the bill at the end might look like a complicated scientific equation. At the beginning it might not seem much but somehow you tend to discover a new repair right after one is fixed and the costs can drain your wallet. So make sure to compare prices and contact your relatives or friends to check if you’re able to get a cheaper one without having to forego quality. And when arranging payment methods, never resort to a handyman who requires payment in full upfront.