A handyman is a person who has the skill to do domestic repairs or small, home improvement projects. A handyman can be anyone who is skilled and trained to do these jobs. If you are looking for such professionals, and have no idea where to begin, try doing a simple and fast search, using your location as a base. For instance, type Men Behaving Handy Melbourne handyman, to find these professionals in Melbourne, Australia.
Traditionally handyman would do ‘odd jobs’ or ‘fix-up’ jobs which required little formal training, most of them were self-trained or on the job trained. But these trained handymen are professionally trained.
Based on the kind of ‘fix up’ job on hand decide on whether you want a professional trained one or self-trained, check expertise.com for more information. A handyman will not be a great option if you are handing over a complicated job. The completion of a complex project would need expertise which a handyman might not have.
Also, check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see which repair is covered under it. If an unlicensed handyman does the job, you might not be able to make a claim as there is no guarantee that the handyman has followed all the restrictions mentioned in the policy.
When to hire a handyman
Make a list of all the odd jobs and home improvement jobs you have at home. It could be changing a bathroom tap, replacing missing tiles, painting a garage door or fixing the handle of a kitchen cabinet. You could assign a single person who can fix all of these things, or you could assign it to different people based on the task to be done. Hiring one single handyman would be more beneficial for a homeowner as they charge on an hourly basis and all the jobs can get done together without a hassle. Unlike contractors who quote their price by estimation for a job, handyman charges by the number of hours worked.
Another advantage of hiring a handyman is that you only have to supply the materials, and they bring the tools. The same cannot be said about contractual work. Materials are bought by contractors, and often they charge a premium. When you supply the materials, they do not guarantee the quality of work.
Handyman is known to do all kinds of work. Below is a list of work were a handyman can be employed.
1. Plumbing: Minor plumbing jobs like replacing taps, health faucets or fixing a leak can be assigned, but for complex tasks, it is better to go for a registered contractor especially if you own a home insurance.
2. Caulking jobs: Fixing gaps or reapplying Caulk between windows, doors, and siding.
3. Carpentry jobs: Replacing broken handle of a cabinet, replace broken boards of a broken deck.
4. Cleaning and Maintenance: A handyman with his equipment can clean the clogged sewer and gutter quickly and efficiently.
5. Exterior repairs: Changing patio lights, replacing broken shingles, installing light fixtures, apply a sealant to pouches can be handed over to a handyman.
6. Touch ups: Consider hiring a handyman if you have small paint jobs like painting a garage door or a fence or a wall or any other scruff marks on the wall.