The concept of the handyman has changed in recent times. Today, it is possible to hire an independent handyman to work on your home or you can choose to go with a handyman company. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Which one you choose will be based on your individual situation.
Handyman companies are larger companies specifically designed around small to medium jobs. These companies typically have high hiring standards for their employees. Many of these companies require at least 10 years of experience before a handyman can be hired by them. This means that if you choose to go with a handyman company, you can be reasonably sure they will have the skills to get the job done right. Another benefit of going with a company is they are designed to be efficient. More efficiency could mean more savings for you. Reporting a problem to a handyman company is also usually easier, as they will have a warranty clause as part of their business plan.
There are also many reasons to hire an individual handyman. If you are able to find a skilled and reliable handyman, then you can take advantage of their ability to charge an hourly rate. These rates could be both flexible and fair. The individual handyman also doesnít have to abide by any company rules. This means that they are able to put in some extra time or offer some money saving advice if they wish to. Again, this could translate into savings for you. Finally, an individual handyman is probably going to be more concerned with his or her individual reputation than what a company employee may be. This could mean that your individual handyman may do a better job for you, because they will want to maintain their good reputation and gain more referrals.
Review what you are looking for in a handyman before you attempt to hire one. Your decision will have to be based on the price, the skills you require and whether or not you feel comfortable with the handyman.