The decision to bring a stranger, which is what handyman is likely to be, into your home is not an easy one to make; this is no different in Las Vegas. So, you want to hire a handyman who’ll not constitute a security threat to your home. Besides, you want to hire a handyman who will not defraud you of your money and a handyman who will not leave the jobs to be done in a worse state than he met it.
To ensure that your handyman does not do any of the above, you need to be extra careful when making your choice. Here are some tips that will help you find a trustworthy handyman.
Beware of a Handyman Who Goes Door-to-Door
The likelihood is that a handyman who goes door-to-door seeking for jobs is inexperienced or poorly skilled. An experienced and highly-skilled handyman should be able to build and package himself into a brand and market himself professionally rather than stalking potential clients. A reputable handyman should as well allow his previous jobs to speak for him rather than running after clients. So, a handyman who moves from door to door in search of a job shouldn’t be your choice.
Word-of-mouth referral is an old but effective method of hiring a trustworthy handyman. This entails asking family members, friends, neighbors, or other persons you can trust to recommend a handyman they’ve once hired to you. This is a sure way to hire a tested-and-trusted handyman. Ideally, no family member, friend or neighbor of yours will recommend a handyman who did a bad job for her/him to you.
Read Online Reviews
The internet has influenced and accommodated every business niche including that of a handyman. Therefore, a serious handyman should have an online presence in any of the options that the internet offers including websites, social media, Google listing, and review sites such as HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, and Yelp. In any of these online avenues and outlets, you should be able to find reviews and ratings of handymen within your locality that will help you decide whether or not you should go ahead to hire the handyman of your choice.
Ask for References
Apart from asking friends, family or neighbors to recommend a reputable handyman, you can also ask your handyman to refer you to his former clients. This way, you can personally ascertain his reputation from the clients’ testimonials. A handyman who is proud of his job should have no qualms giving out the names of some clients he previously worked for.
Be Careful with a Handyman Who Asks for Advance Payment
A good handyman should trust as he is trusted. He should trust in your ability to pay him after his service. Therefore, there should be no reason to ask for up-front payment after the quotation. If the job to be done requires some supplies, as the case may be, then some pre-job expenses may be necessary. However, you can order for the supplies by yourself. Alternatively, he can include the bill for the supplies in the quotation, make the purchase with his money while you pay for everything after the job.
No effort to ensure that your home is safe under a handyman you will hire and that he will do the required job excellently is too much. The above tips will surely be of great help in choosing a handyman that will make you happy. They are not alternative methods as such: you can combine two or more to achieve the best result.