Looking to hire a handyman can be a daunting task. With the wide range of options available, the decision of whether to hire an individual contractor or a company, and the myriad of projects you may need done on your property, it can be overwhelming.
When you are looking for a handyman, use the four tips below before hiring a person or company to work on your home!
1. Compare Prices
Remember--reasonable prices are not cheap prices. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Often, unlicensed or inexperienced handymen will price their services very low, but you may end up paying for that in the long run, because services will not have the quality possible only through an expert.
The best option you have available is to find a company that will offer free consultations for projects. The most accurate price estimates are only possible through in-person meetings, where the professional can assess all aspects of the requested project.
2. Seek Comprehensive Services
When you go through the process of finding a handyman you trust, you want to be sure they can offer a wide range of services, so that you can keep their contact information handy for the next time you need a repair. Companies like Alamo Handyman offer home repair services, general maintenance, electrician services, and plumbing services, all performed by professional, trustworthy contractors. When on your search, look for a company that guarantees that their employees are vetted.
3. Make Sure They're Licensed!
When a project is completed by an inexperienced technician or handyman, costly damage can easily be done to your property. Make sure to search for licensure to ensure the company or individual you are working with is licensed. And remember--a business license is no a license to work on a home! Professional organizations hold specific licenses to perform the work that you need.
4. Check the Reviews
Sites like Angie's List are great resources for home owners looking to hire a handyman. Using a valid review site like Angie's List ensures that the individuals who wrote the reviews received service from the company they are reviewing. You can search and browse through local options before making a commitment to a company.
Are you ready to hire a handyman today? At Alamo Handyman, we know we can get the job done--regardless of the size or type of project you need completed. Give us a call to set up your free consultation today at (210) 684-8500!