Using a handyman is something most people do when they don’t have the time or skills required themselves. Usually the work doesn’t require a licensed contractor either. The difference between the two hiring options can be barely noticeable, or conversely, alarmingly obvious depending on the skill level and the versatility of your chosen handyman. Unfortunately, you will only discover the truth once the work is done and final payment requested.
Generally speaking, handymen are self-educated in the tasks they perform, and in fact many are brilliant in what they do. But, because they are unlicensed and unregulated means problems can develop, especially when dealing with persons unknown – which goes for any job. The last thing you want, is to discover this after the event!
Check Them Out First
This makes reference-checking all-important, but this of course assumes that you ask the right questions and receive straightforward answers in exchange. In some instances, it is quite alright to go with your “feel good factor” if, after asking a few relevant inquiries you get intelligent replies from your future handyman.
Start Your Search Right Here
A visit to Mr-Skill’s website would be a good start if you are looking to find a handyman-service. We put all our tradespeople through thorough pre-screening before we allow them to use our portal. In any event, you must ask for a written quote for your handyman’s services – it protects both parties.
There are certain jobs that a handyman may not take on, and this is because the scope of the work requires a qualified and registered contractor. Plumbing, gas, and electrical disciplines are good examples. These jobs require formally trained, qualified and experienced workmen. There are fine-lines of definition though – for example, a handyman may work on a light switch, whereas a licensed electrician would be required to re-wire your home.
Last but Not Least
One of Mr-Skill’s regular London handyman-services confirms that in his own case, he works with a regular customer base that knows him well, and simply wouldn’t use anybody else. In other words, he’s developed a solid reputation and that’s definitely the proof in the pudding!