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How to Hire a Handyman

By: Danny Lipford

Can you give me some advice on how to hire a decent handyman? -Zeb

When hiring someone to work on your home, start by asking how many years they’ve been in business, how they price their work, and if they provide a free estimate. It’s also important to be sure they carry liability insurance. If not, you may be responsible for any medical expenses—or more—if they are injured on the job. Get a complete description in writing of all the work that will be done and exactly how much it will cost. Remember, some jobs are best left to professionals who specialize in the field.

Danny

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  • Handyman in Birmingham Says:
    June 7th, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    It is very important to hire the right person to do your handyman projects. There are some cowboys out there so watch out.



  • manchester handyman Says:
    July 13th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    i agree, get a price sorted before you begin, no suprises then



  • Handyman Manchester Says:
    December 1st, 2009 at 8:49 am

    It is usually best to get a quote for a complete job or project rather than an hourly rate, this tends to work better for the customer and the handyman.

    It is better for the handyman as they can go for lunch, pickup supplies and materials without the customer feeling as though they are trying to rip them off or on a go-slow for the day.


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