The Value of Choosing an Experienced Handyman
- 16 Feb, 2022
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Are you entering 2022 with a to-do list full of things you meant to get done in 2021? Join the club! It’s nothing to be ashamed of — with the craziness of the holidays and a pandemic still underway not getting to a few home repairs or upgrades is understandable. But maybe, just maybe, it’s time to consider doing yourself a favor and getting those items off your to-do list permanently.
No, we’re not talking about throwing out your to-do list altogether (although that’s a tempting option). We’re talking about hiring a professional handyman. An experienced handyman has the skills to take care of your home repairs with ease, allowing you to focus on making the most of the new year.
While the urge to handle home repairs the do-it-yourself way is comprehensible— after all, why pay someone for something you can do yourself? — it’s not always the best option for your home and life. Before you make a decision, take a moment to consider the advantages of working with a capable handyman. At Louisville Handyman & Remodeling, our customers have experienced the benefits of hiring a trusted handyman firsthand. And they’re raving about it — check out our customer reviews for the proof!
You could spend your Saturday afternoon cleaning out that dryer vent. But wouldn’t you rather spend your weekend doing the things you enjoy? Like spending time with your family or vegging out on the couch in front of Netflix. Well, that’s one of the best parts of hiring a handyman — while they do the work you don’t want to, you can do whatever you like!
Whether you take it as an opportunity to get to some other chores or simply relax, once your handyman leaves you’ll be able to cross a laundry list of items off your to-do list. You'll love the convenience of hiring someone else to do the work; it’s like giving yourself a present — less work and more time all with one quick phone call!
Higher Quality Work
We once were called to repair a garbage disposal in someone’s kitchen. When we looked under the sink, we saw that the garbage disposal was held in place with duct tape! It doesn’t take a handyman to know there’s something majorly wrong with that setup. We asked the homeowner about it, and they told us the garbage disposal had always been that way. It was never properly installed in the first place, which is what eventually caused the garbage disposal to break altogether.
We see little things like this all the time, especially when homeowners decide to tackle home improvements on their own. While a homeowner might be able to jerry-rig their home upgrade so that it functions if it’s not properly installed more repairs will be needed down the line, as with the garbage disposal debacle.
That’s the difference between a homeowner making upgrades and a professional handyman making home upgrades. With an experienced handyman, you know the work is getting done correctly the first time, and you trust that the repair will last. But if you do it yourself vs a handyman service, you won’t have the same peace of mind. Plus, there’s always the chance that in trying to fix something in your home, you might actually make it worse, which will end up costing you more when you have to hire a professional to fix it.
Unless you have a lot of tools in your home and some really impressive handyman skills, your handyman will probably be able to get your work done more quickly and easily than you could.
That toilet replacement that you've been wanting to do might take you four hours, but it’d only take a reliable handyman a quarter of the time. Since your home's water might be shut off during that time, wouldn't you rather know that the work will be done easily and quickly by a professional?
Do you have a home improvement problem that you're not sure how to deal with? Maybe there's a leak in your sunroom, but you don't know what to do about it, or you know that the caulk on your windows is deteriorating, but you’re not sure if you need to replace it or not.
This is one of the underrated benefits of hiring a professional who offers jack of all trades handyman services. While your handyman moves about your home, you have the opportunity to pick their brain about any home maintenance issues you’re having or home improvements you’re thinking of making. Your handyman may even notice other things that need to be done around the house that you never noticed for yourself.
Peace of Mind
Remember that garbage disposal held in place with duct tape? And how it broke? The more home improvement projects you accomplish on your own without the right tools and expertise, the more problems you're likely to experience in your house over time.
Hiring a handyman to perform installations and upgrades for you means that once a problem is fixed, it’s fixed. No second repair a few months down the line or unexpected costs waiting to spring up at you. You don't have to wonder what will break down next, or what piece of equipment will eventually need to be repaired or replaced due to poor installation or poor repair work. If you hire a handyman to perform your home improvements, you can rest assured that your home's systems and appliances were installed correctly — that’s the handyman advantage.
Important Notes About Hiring a Handyman
Anyone can call themselves a handyman, but that doesn't mean they can perform reliable home services, or know how to do your home repair the right way. So, if you’re convinced that you need to hire a handyman, the next step is figuring out how to find a good handyman for you. You need someone trustworthy — who you can feel comfortable opening your home to, and who you trust to give you fair prices, sound advice, and quality work. Here are a few tips on how to find a handyman that’s right for you.
- Do Your Research. Cast a wide net by searching for all-trade handyman services in your area.
- Check References. Once you find a couple of handyman services of interest, visit their websites to read about their handyman qualifications, customer reviews, and portfolio.
- Ask Questions. Next, talk to your prospective handyman on the phone or in person. Tell them about your home improvement project then ask some interview questions for a handyman, such as:
- How will you accomplish my home improvement project?
- How long will the work take you?
- What will the cost be?
- Are there any challenges you anticipate running into during the course of this project?
Evaluate your handyman by their level of customer service and professionalism. Make sure you hire a handyman with high-quality customer service — they’ll be someone you can rely on for years to come!
Need a Handyman? Contact the Pros
If you're in need of an advanced professional handyman to get your home in tip-top shape for the next year, contact the pros. Your affordable handyman from Louisville Handyman & Remodeling can get the work done quickly, efficiently, and with a high degree of quality. That's a deal!