Sometimes we all need little jobs doing and we just don't know who to call. That’s usually when a handyman comes to the rescue to homeowners who need help. With some much choice, it’s important to get a good idea of what to look for in a handyman so here’s what you need to know…
Here’s what your Southampton handyman thinks...
Look for experience
Being a southampton handyman for many years, I know that any good handyman needs a wealth of experience. While it is nice to have expert knowledge, the key strength of any handyman is their range of knowledge in different areas.
A heating engineer might know how to keep your boiler running well, but does he know how to put a shelf up? Perhaps, but the point is that if you need a handyman in the first place, then the job that you need doing is most likely unique to you or your home so remember to look to a handyman that has the experience to tackle anything.
Look for someone who is good at listening
The best handyman should be someone that actually takes the time to listen to you about the kind of job that you need doing. If someone told you that it’ll be easy to get something done but really hasn’t taken the time as ask important questions is probably not the right fit for you and your home.
Let’s use an example. Let’s say that you want to have your new 40” LCD TV mounted to your living room floor. You might think that you have the perfect position in mind, but a good handyman would listen to what you want and then assess if that is possible as many DIY wall mounting tend to fail as homeowners don’t use the correct fittings or know that their wall is not able to support something so large.
Look for someone punctual
A good handyman will always work to schedule and always keep you up to date with a job. Most handyman jobs tend to only last a few days at the most, but that doesn’t mean that a smaller job should run over. After all, one of the main reasons that people reach out to handymen are for jobs they cannot do themselves or do not have the time to tackle.
That’s why a good handyman will be able to give a good assessment before he starts the job so that he can not only deliver a professional job but also in a timely manner.
Look for someone with reviews
A good handyman will always have reviews that shows off the great work that they can do. Many homeowners only look for ‘5 star’ glowing reviews and that is a good indication of how a professional handles a job and customer services and this can be helpful if you have never used a particular professional before.
Based in Hampshire and need a handyman?
If you have a smaller job, or don’t have to know-how or time to get things done, get in touch on 02380 191157 or through our website here and we’ll be happy to help!