You might have mobility difficulties and live alone but want to maintain as much independence as you can, or you may be engaged in a spot of DIY but need an extra pair of hands. You don’t want to keep calling on friends, family or neighbours every time you need help with tasks around your home. You may have seen builders advertising that ‘no job is too big or too small’ yet you feel that somehow your jobs are ‘too small’ so what do you do? The answer might lie in contacting a Handyman. For every worthwhile Handyman London has to offer there’ll be a range of jobs they are ideally suited to do.
No Job Too Small
While Handyman service companies are likely to also offer the services of skilled and qualified plumbers, electricians and painter-decorators etc, they will also have professionals who specialise in the smaller odd jobs that sometimes just need a steady pair of hands or a head for heights. Handyman services can cover everything from putting up a picture, hanging a mirror, fixing a curtain rail or changing light bulbs in hard to reach places, so it’s worth giving them a call to see if they can help you.
Finding the Ideal Handyman
Ideally you would seek personal recommendations from someone you trust, but if that doesn’t work it is worth looking online at tradesmen recommendation sites. These will give you details of handyman services near to you and will show feedback from customers so that you can gauge the quality of their work. If getting online is difficult, then there are always the traditional directories to consult. If you do have to pick names out of the phone book, call at least 3 different companies and get quotes for the proposed job. Also ask them about their experience and training etc. then choose the one you feel most confident with.
Help at Hand
Once you find a trustworthy and reliable Handyman you won’t want to lose him. Some companies will offer fixed price quotes so that once you agree to go ahead with a job, you won’t have to worry that it might end up costing more. Some will also offer ‘quick-fix’ services, meaning they’ll commit to getting out to you within 24/48 hours. Whatever extras they offer, make sure they are dedicated to leaving your property in the condition that they found it: the last thing you want is to find that the people called in to help you with a job, leave another load of work for you behind them.