There are many reasons why one might rely on a handyman in today's day and age. However, sometimes the lines can be blurred between what a handyman can do and when you need to call an electrician, plumber, or other specialist contractors. If you are tossing up between calling a handyman or someone else, then you first need to understand what they are qualified to do and what they can help you fix. Here are a few reasons why you should, and shouldn't call a handyman so that you never make the mistake of accidentally booking the wrong contractor again!
Check Their Qualifications
The tough thing about the term 'handyman' is that it encompasses a whole range of people and there is no industry standard. That is why it is important to check the qualifications of each handyman you consider hiring. On their website, it will clearly state whether or not they are qualified for plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, tiling, and so on. If it does not mention an area of expertise, then you can safely assume they cannot do that work. The great thing about using a handyman who can do one of your special needs is that they can also do a whole range of other projects that a single, specialist contractor could not do.
Repairs And Updates
A handyman is useful because they are there to help fix your home to a state where it should be, but they are not there to completely refurbish it. For example, if you have a bit of a rotting deck and want the pieces replaced, then a handyman is a good person to call. If you want to completely redesign your outdoor home living space with a new deck and barbequing area and perhaps a spa, then a handyman is not the right person to call. They are there for short jobs where it would cost far more to hire a specialist.
Multiple Services In One
If you are tossing up between a handyman or, say, a plumber, then think about whether you have any other issues in your house that need fixing besides the plumbing. Maybe you have a door that just won't shut properly. Perhaps your garbage disposal makes a weird noise or some tiles in your bathroom are cracked. Getting all these services done in one go is why many people prefer handymen when it comes to repairs and maintenance rather than the specialists.