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Home Improvement  /  June 19, 2019

Should You DIY or Hire a Handyman?

As a homeowner, you have to prepare yourself for responsibilities such as maintenance and repairs. Over time, parts of your home will break down and you’ll have to deal with them in an efficient and cost-effective way.

In this kind of situation, you’ll probably ask yourself if it would be better to do the job yourself or hire a professional. In this article, Handyman Connection® of West Omaha weighs the two options against each other and shares a few tips on finding a reliable handyman.

DIY or Handyman?

It’s instinctive for homeowners to consider doing repair by themselves. At first glance, it seems a fast and economical solution. You don’t have to wait around for a handyman and you don’t need to pay anyone. However, when you think about the logistics and the skills needed to pull it off, you’d most likely realize that the fast and economical solution is hiring a professional.

In fixing something, you need specific tools as well as the knowledge of how to use them. If you don’t have these, it would cost you money to get them and time to learn how they work. By DIY-ing, you also run the risk of making the problem worse. Since you don’t have the proper training to detect and fix issues, it won’t be easy to identify the root cause and the best solution.

This isn’t to undermine what you can possibly do. But if you want a long-term solution, you need the eyes of a professional to see what really needs to be done.

Finding a Reliable Handyman

It can be frustrating to look for prospects, but finding a reliable handyman shouldn’t be so hard. Here are a few tips to help make the process easier:

  1. Ask around for referrals. Your family, friends and neighbors have surely done repairs at some point; they may be able to recommend someone.
  2. Cast your net wider and search online. You’ll find plenty of reputable businesses on the internet. If the options start to overwhelm you, check the reviews about their services and narrow down your choices from there.
  3. Compare quotes from different businesses to see where you can get the most bang for your buck. Keep in mind that higher prices don’t always mean a superior quality of work. Let the customer reviews give you an idea of what you can expect from them. Don’t forget to have the final quote in writing.

Handyman Connection of West Omaha is a veteran-owned and -operated company. We value excellent workmanship, so we ensure top-notch results for our clients. Call us at (402) 230-5656 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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