Tips for Hiring a Handyman to Conquer That Long List of Odd Jobs | Blog
With spring’s endless to-do list, it’s easy to get bogged down with all you need to get done around your home. One way to limit the stress of your to-do list is by hiring a handyman to handle some of the tasks for you. From cleaning out gutters to installing a new exterior light fixture or helping with interior repairs, a handyman can help you get your home in top shape.
How to Go About Hiring a Handyman
Here are some tips to consider to hire an experienced, reputable handyman for your home:
- Check credentials – What types of credentials does the handyman have, and what experience has he had in the past? If you’ll be hiring your handyman to tackle something that has specific requirements, like plumbing or electrical work, make sure he she is properly certified and licensed. You can also ask for references or examples of past work.
- Agree on a rate – Some handymen prefer a per-job fee, while others charge an hourly rate. Determine what the rate will be ahead of time. If it’s hourly, find out what the charge is for partial hours. Will you be charged for a full hour for only 15 minutes of work?
- Get organized – Make the most of the time you have the handyman in your house by being organized. Know what you want him to do, and have the right supplies and tools on hand, if needed. Organize your to-do list into groups, such as wall repairs, door repairs and window repairs, so they can be tackled in chunks.
- Walk through the list before work begins – Before the handyman starts, walk through your home and describe the repairs and the desired outcome. This will ensure you’re both on the same page in terms of expectations, methods and desired outcomes.
If the to-do list for your Cincinnati home is getting away from you, consider hiring a handyman to help with the work. Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has a professional handyman service that will make short work out of or your list. Contact us today to get started!
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