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Home Improvement  /  May 14, 2019

6 Ways to Find a Good Local Handyman

Moving into a new area can be a challenge. Aside from the fact that your surroundings are unfamiliar, you also don’t know anyone so far. But what if there’s an emergency in your home that needs fixing? One of the important things you should do when moving to a new area is to find a local handyman with a good reputation. While this may seem to be a difficult task, especially if you live in a large area, there are ways to be able to find a good handyman.

  1. Word of Mouth – As a rule of thumb, you should never underestimate the power of word of mouth. This is actually one of the best ways to find a new handyman, plumber or other service providers. Ask around town for recommendations because your neighbors are the ones who have used their services. Aside from that, it’s also a good way to make new friends and acquaintances around the neighborhood so it’s a win-win for you.

  1. Hardware Store – Another good way of finding a local handyman with a good reputation is the local hardware store. The employees might be able to give you helpful recommendations, or they may even be handymen themselves. You might even run into an actual handyman there if you’re lucky. Hardware stores also give out business cards and paper ads for local handymen and contractors so it might just be your best bet.

  1. Yelp – Yelp.com is one of the most popular business review sites available on the internet. Too shy to ask your neighbors and too busy to go to the hardware store? Visit Yelp.com to find your handyman or home service providers. All you have to do is type in your location and what exactly you’re looking for, and Yelp will immediately show you multiple businesses, ranked according to their star ratings.

  1. Nextdoor.com – You can also ask people in your area for references and recommendations via Nextdoor.com. This is a free private social network designed for a specific neighborhood’s residents and the surrounding area. Simply sign up, introduce yourself, and ask for recommendations.

  2. Angie’s List – Angie’s List is one of the best ways you can find home service professionals. Like the other sites, users give reviews, and the website provides an online directory of businesses based on these reviews, ratings and insights. For better results, look for businesses with the “certified pros” label from Angie’s List.

  1. Houzz – Looking for an interior design pro? Then, Houzz is the website for you. They don’t just specialize in interior design, however; they also offer additional services. You can find anything from electricians to painters to lawn care with Houzz.

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