Tips on Hiring a Columbus Handyman or Home Repair Contractor

Handyman Services Columbus:  Here is a resource for homeowners looking for an honest handyman or home repair contractor.  The first thing to determine is if you need to hire a handyman service or a specialized contractor. 

Handyman Services and Home Repair Contractors in Columbus, Ohio

Handyman Services specialize in handling small home repairs and remodeling projects.  They make their living doing the small jobs.  Once the handyman is on the job, he can easily move from one small project to the next, completing everything in 1 – 3 days time.  This is why it is a good idea to have your to-do list ready in advance, so the handyman can handle everything timely and efficiently.

Home repair and remodeling contractors usually specialize in one area, such as roofing, plumbing, electrical or carpentry.  General contractors typically pass up the small jobs.  Their specialty is in handling large, specialized projects and they often have a crew of workers who are depending on a days pay. 

Americans are busier than ever and are often too busy to handle the simple home improvement projects a house needs from time to time.   But before going out and hiring a general contractor to repair a squeaky door or to paint and trim a room, homeowners should consider an alternative – a local handyman or handyman service. With the boom in home remodeling, it’s often difficult to find a contractor who has time to do small projects. And often a contractor’s fees to handle small projects can be prohibitive.

A handyman, who makes a living from small home repair projects, is often a better alternative.  There are a few good rules of thumb for people considering a handyman. With a little homework, people can avoid disappointment and save time and money.

Decide the project's scope
A handyman makes a living from small jobs. But what is small? The answer is something that can be completed in one to three days.  If the job is going to take more than a week, the homeowner should probably consider hiring a home repair contractor.

If you’re going to re-side or re-roof your home, you probably need to find a reliable contractor who specializes in those areas of home remodeling. But if you just need to put in a new sink or faucet, or want to install a ceiling fan or a new mirror in the bath, most handyman services can handle it.

How much does a handyman charge?
Like any contractor, a handyman should provide you with a free no obligation estimate before tackling a project.  A homeowner should never hire a handyman until knowing the cost of the project, including parts. Typically, most handyman services charge an hourly rate for labor.

How to find a quality handyman
Finding a handyman is much easier today because they usually advertise on the internet, in your local Yellow pages or through coupon direct mailings.  But once you find one or two names, you still need to do your homework before hiring one.

First ask for references and call them to make sure the handyman did quality work and stood behind the guarantees. Also check with the local Better Business Bureau to learn if there are any complaints against the handyman.  Visit the BBB online to see if there is a Handyman Services Profile for the company you are considering working with.

Finally, make sure the handyman has a valid license in your state and verify his current insurance. If the handyman isn't insured, the homeowner could be liable for any damages or injuries while the handyman is working on their property.

Have your To-do-list Ready
Have a list of all small home improvement projects handy. Once the handyman is on site, moving from one small project to another is cheaper than having them come back two or three different times.

Tom and Laurie Mills own HandyPro Handyman Services of Columbus.  As homeowners they difficult it is to find a dependable home repair and remodeling contractor and they believe that a handyman service should be of the highest quality at an affordable rate.  As franchise owners of HandyPro Handyman Services in Columbus, Ohio, they are proud to honor the trustworthy HandyPro mission to give every homeowner the highest possible level of service by professionals backed by a one-year guarantee.

What’s on your to-do list?  HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs and maintenance projects.  HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have minor repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction.

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Tom and Laurie Mills

HandyPro Handyman Services

4694 Cemetery Road

Hilliard, OH 43026

Tel: 614-707-7037

Toll Free: 800-942-6394

Email: tmills@handypro.com