Many homeowners today don’t have the time, energy or experience to take care of the myriad of tasks and repairs that come with owning a home. This means that it’s necessary to find someone to help take care of any household maintenance issues that may arise. Letting a stranger into your home can be a daunting prospect, however, which is why it’s important to do your research to ensure you find a handyman you can trust. Here are some things to keep in mind that will help you avoid unscrupulous contractors.
- A reputable handyman doesn’t go door-to-door. Be wary of contractors who contact you with unsolicited phone calls or visits to your home, as well as those driving a vehicle with out-of-state plates. A successful handyman won’t need to seek out work, but rather will be able to rely on his reputation, positive online reviews, word-of-mouth referrals and repeat work from established customers.
- A reputable handyman doesn’t demand money upfront. Stay away from anyone who asks for large cash payments upfront or refuses to guarantee the price of the job. You should never pay in cash, because you won’t have proof that a payment was made. Progress payments are acceptable, with the money being paid out after each stage of the project is completed, but beware of contractors who ask for additional progress payments before the previous stage has been finished.
- A reputable handyman won’t expect payment before the project is finished. Never pay out the final balance or sign a Certificate of Completion before closely inspecting the work to ensure it’s been completed to your satisfaction.
Trust the Pros at Handyman Connection
The experienced craftsmen from Handyman Connection are always insured, complete an annual background check and wear ID badges to identify themselves, so you’ll know from the get-go that you’re letting someone trustworthy into your home. In addition, we always send out an email prior to any general home repair services being performed, so you’ll know exactly who will be showing up on your doorstep! To schedule a service with one of our dependable craftsmen, give Handyman Connection a call today at 1-800-88-HANDY.