Handyman Service VS Calling a Contractor
Many people tell me that they have called a contractor to take on a repair list and they pull a no show and also have experienced the syndrome of a no return call. So what is a home owner supposed to do when you have a small project/s. You call a handyman. Most local handymen thrive off the small work because a handyman has almost every tool on his truck plus cleanup equipment like a vac and tarps for protection. A handyman has a ladder on his truck to reach most areas of a two story home. The handyman does not have to come out and give an estimate and can explain the coarse of action to alleviate the repair issues and work at a flat rate. Most handymen have insurance so be sure to ask and verify the claim of insurance before you hire him. It does not even hurt to ask for a binder if there is enough work but believe me an invoice is enough to request an insurance company pay for the mistake of a contractor so it's not always an issue as long as you verify they have insurance and that's a call away.
A good handyman is efficient and really gets things done. In a 7 hour day he should be able to address many small items and painting a room in a day is no problem. I have seen 2 handymen do 3 medium rooms including trim in a day. A good handyman charges between $50 -$89 per hour for a 1-2 man crew so 2 men for a full day is $720 on the avg. A quality handyman is priceless and way worth $500 a day and up for a team.
You can search handyman services with your zip code to find a reputable business who has been around for a while and see the reviews that people are leaving. It is easy to check out a handyman now a days with the internet. Good luck to your next handyman search. Doitallman's Renovation Construction and Handyman Service has a professional handyman service that works by the hour for the small jobs. Minimum 2 hours.
Check reviews when hiring
When hiring a contractor or a handyman, you should always check their reviews. You can find handyman and contractor reviews on Angie’s List, Google, Yelp, and other review sites. If people do good work, people will give good reviews. You don’t want to hire someone to do work on your house when the person consistently gets bad reviews.