Handymen are available 24 x 7 x 365. We provide approved domestic, commercial and industrial handyman services for this region and encompassing areas.
10 points to consider when employing a Handyman
- Make a list – Before contacting the handyman – make a list of exactly what you want the handyman/handyperson to do. Important: try not to add tasks when the job is in progress.
- Get a quote – both labor and materials should be on the quote. Should the detailed quote require them to go and shop around on your behalf, do expect to pay a good/fair hourly rate for their effort.
- In advance agree how your handyman will be paid – will it be hourly until the job is complete or fixed price i.e. a sum for the completion of the job.
- Local References – Handymen tend to rely on word-of-mouth to build their businesses. One that’s worth hiring will easily be able to supply you with at least 3 good references.
- Have an agreed schedule which clearly states when the job will be started and its expected end. Consider what happens if it is late/delayed and discuss any penalties. If a handyman gets a better deal on a project somewhere else, they may sideline your work and go to work on the more profitable job.
- Search local sources to find good potential handymen – A well established professional handyman will be proud to make himself known in the community.
- You are likely to get what you pay for – Beware if a quote is too low you may get substandard work. “if it st too good to be true…”. Get a minimum of 3 quotes it will also help you ensure you get a competitive quote.
- Dose the handyperson have insurance. If someone working on your property should become injured, unless they have their own liability insurance you will be fully liable.
- Get the agreement/contract in writing this way there will be no forgotten details, confusion or miscommunication. In situations where the job is not acceptable and remediation not desirable/possible. You will have a document to support your case in court.
- Get assurances as regards quality, you want to be sure that if there is a clear quality issue the handy man will sort it out in a timely way with no extra cost to you.
If you have problems with a Handyman
In some cases things can go wrong – if you are certain that theft or malicious damage has occurred or is occurring. You should report it to the guard/police. Your local Guard / Police Station is listed below. Health and safety should be paramount for the handyman, bur if you adversely come into contact with products and they have a harmful effect you should seek medical advice asap. Contact your GP or your local A&E department.
Sometimes before substantial work is carried out but mostly after, you may need to dispose of waste that is too large or a not an acceptable waste type for your standard waste collectors to deal with. If this is the case contact your local council, perhaps try the EPA – Environmental Protection Agency website first.