5 QUALITIES to look for in a Great Handyman
Updated: Mar 1, 2021
A handyman is someone who is skilled enough to perform repairs and maintenance around the home. While most handymen offer small services such as fixing cabinets or retouching the paint, there are some with a wide range of skills. Jobs may consist of general repairs, wall or ceiling restoration, decking rejuvenation, painting and general home repairs. If you’re looking for a good handyman to call, it is best for this person to have the qualities and characteristics listed below.
Each home has it's own character and I'm a great believer in trying to preserve as much of the original condition of the home as possible.
Punctual and Reliable
A handyman should be punctual and reliable. They should be available to provide service when you need it. If you want to start with a home makeover, you may need to set an appointment of course, you are not his only customer or client. However, a good handyman will ensure that he will come to your property to help you out as soon as possible, whether or not the job requires immediate attention.
Honesty is a quality that everybody should have and handymen are no exception. Honesty is even more important though. If it’s just a quick repair, then it should be repaired quickly. No need to complicate things by saying that a replacement is needed or prolonging the job done just so that more money can be charged to the client.
Licensed, Certified or Extensively Experience
If you’re looking for specialty service that can be provided by a plumber, electrician, etc., it’s best to look for one who is qualified to do the work. In most states, there are regulations and standards that need to be followed and met and only licensed and certified professionals in services will be able to provide this. Extensive training is also necessary with experience as the best teacher. You want someone who is confident at what they do so you can be assured that the problem will be solved efficiently.
Well- Equipped with the Necessary Tools
A great handyman should be equipped with the correct tools for the job. For example, a repairman/carpenter who accepts a job of saying repairing or remodelling a rotten or cracked windowsill should have all the tools required to complete the job. A trusty mitre saw, drills, hammer and nails, etc. These are things that the customer need not provide as this is expected from the service provider.
Professional and Courteous
Last but definitely not least, a great handyman will be professional at all times and must always be courteous. He must give utmost respect to the client and the client’s property. He needs to address concerns and speak with the client with courtesy at all times. He cleans as he goes and he doesn’t leave the place with a job undone.
"I'm a firm believer it's best to live in a home for a few years and see how it functions for you and your family. Then you can start to make changes or alterations as you need to".
Below are some examples of jobs I enjoy doing:
Matching like for like on timber architraves, skirting boards, doors, fireplace mantels
Restoring old windows and doors
Replacing tiles in the hearth of your fireplace, bathroom or anywhere else around your house (interior & exterior)
Fitting previously loved mantels around your fireplace
Removal of small/ large cracks in your plaster walls & re-plastering, sealing & painting
Replacing mantels over your fireplace
Restoration of most wood surfaces in your home
Replastering water damaged ceilings
Pressure cleaning hard-surfaces & re-grouting
Restoring rotted window sills and surrounds externally (if necessary)
Fitting hand-rails internally/externally
Resealing wet areas
Removing mould & reconditioning walls
Please contact me with any questions about jobs you have around your older-home that require detailed attention.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Always here to help!
All Handy Inside and Out