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How to Hire a Handyman?

Hiring your handyman is similar to hiring a contractor, landscaper, accountant, or any type of professional service, but make a simple mistake in your choice, and it may cost you dearly.  There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing your next handyman.

Listed below are a few things to consider when choosing the right handyman.

  • References - Hearing from past clients of a handyman or contractor is a great way to learn about someone's reputation, work ethic, and credibility.  Anyone proud of their work history will be happy to produce references upon request.
  • Pricing - If the job is very small, simply describe the problem and ask for a quote over the phone.  If the job requires an in-person visit, then ask the handyman if he charges by the job or the hour. Typically household problems can get completed within a couple of hours, if not less depending on the size of the job.  
  • Experience - Simply ask how long they have been doing this type of work and if they have ever performed similar jobs.
  • Guarantee - Does the handyman have a Total Guarantee?  Meaning both Materials and Labor Guarantee.
  • Finding the right handyman is easy and once you do get the person for the job, you are most likely to require their services in the future as a homeowner.

Maryland Home Improvement Commission
MHIC No. 97138

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