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When should I hire a handyman?
Homeowners should hire a handyman when they need general household maintenance. Handymen are not required to hold a trades license. This means that they cannot complete the same types of jobs that another contractor can (although tasks might overlap). So, homeowners should avoid hiring handymen for specialized projects such as plumbing and electrical work.
A homeowner could hire a handyman to assemble kits (for a carport or furniture), hang doors, install fixtures, touch up paint, or caulk a bathtub, for example. Basically, if you think that your spouse could do the job but aren't sure that they could master it… call in a handyman.
How much does an handyman cost?
They are more affordable than licensed contractors. They also usually work alone, which reduces a lot of overhead costs.
Homeowners should expect to pay between $30 - $75 per hour. Of course, some handymen could charge more ($80 - $125/hr) if they have higher overhead expenses. Some handymen charge a daily rate, or a flat rate for specific projects.
Homeowners who hire a handyman for a day could expect to pay $150 for the day.
Is this a DIY project?
Savvy DIY-ers can usually take on the jobs that a handyman can do. However, it's ok to sit back and hire a pro!
A full renovation should be conducted by a licensed contractor. Ask your handyman about their insurance policy. It's a good idea to hire an insured handyman in case something goes wrong on the job!
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