An ordinary handyman can turn out to be extremely helpful when something breaks in our house. Due to today's busy lifestyles we do not get time for repairing the things that break in our home. And even if we get the time, it's not necessary that we get successful in repairing them because most of those tasks require skills, experience and special set of tools that we do not have usually. Instead of teaching yourself how to repair these things it's always easier and better to take help of a skilled professional who has been doing his job from a long time.
However, there's one problem – handymen do not have a reputation of being genuine. Dangerous heavily tattooed maniacs are out there to steal the stuff from your house in the form of handymen. Most handymen are also not good enough in doing their job, which means your costs machines may be at risk of permanent damage. But you do not need to get scared about it – you just need to be careful about it. Given below are some tips that will help you in finding a genuine and trustworthy handyman:
- First of all do not hesitate in asking questions. If you've any questions, ask them before anything else.
- Ask for references from friends and relatives. A handyman who has a good track record will have satisfied clients who may be in your friends circle.
- If a handyman says that he works for a particular company, visit the office of that company yourself for finding out the truth about his job.
- Discuss the terms and conditions of payment in detail. You may either ask for estimates before the beginning of job or you may ask for hourly rates.
- Get everything in writing – the contract, the payment terms, the completion time, estimate, cost of supplies and everything else. This step is a must.
- Do not ever pay in advance. Pay for supplies only when you've received all the required components for repairing. Pay for repairing only after the issues of your machine get fixed properly.
- Avoid a handyman that's charging exceptionally low rates. Who knows if he's not good at his job or if he does something fishy with your machine?
- Although most handymen do not provide a warranty on their repaired products, still ask or it because some do. Consult multiple handymen and settle with the one who's providing warranty.
- Ask the handyman that how many projects he can handle at a time and on how many he is working currently. You certainly will not like if your work is delayed for indefinite time due to the work of someone else.