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Home Improvement  /  July 10, 2019

The Key Differences Between Handymen and Contractors

Whether you’re a veteran homeowner or a first-timer, you may still be confused about how a contractor differs from a handyman. Most think they have the same skill set, after all. While this is true, it’s not the whole picture as handymen and contractors have a few subtle differences.

In this post, Handyman Connection® of West Omaha discusses the individual differences between a handyman and a contractor.

Handyman

Contractors and handymen do share the same abilities. However, unlike contractors, there are some projects that your handyman may not be licensed to do. These projects often include specialized trades such as plumbing or electrical work, which often need licensing to be conducted. Qualified handymen often tackle smaller projects that can be done in a single day and don’t require licensing like toilet installations or changing a lightbulb or a fixture. It is possible, however, for a handyman to be licensed to do complex projects like electrical or plumbing work, such as the ones from our company at Handyman Connection.

Contractors

On the other hand, if you’re looking for large-scale projects such as a roof replacement or a kitchen and bathroom remodeling, then a contractor is the one you’re looking for. This is because contractors are given specialized training and hold the licenses required to conduct this type of work. Projects that often require a large amount of time, multiple workers and special machinery to be completed are usually done by contractors.

Which One Should I Hire?

If you only need minor projects done, like general repair and maintenance, then you need only hire a handyman for the job. However, if you have plans of building a home addition or remodeling a certain part of your home, hiring a contractor should be your next step.

To get started on any home improvement projects you have planned, look no further than Handyman Connection of West Omaha. We are your number one provider of home remodeling and carpentry services. Give us a call at (402) 230-5656 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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