5 Reasons to Hire a Handyman


If you are like most people, you probably have a few home projects on your to-do list that you simply have not gotten around to. It could take months or years for you to finally complete those tasks, so why not hire someone to do it for you? Here are five reasons you should hire a handyman to help out:


A handyman has extensive experience performing all kinds of household tasks, from hanging up a piece of art to installing a washing machine to fixing a toilet. If you tried to complete any of those tasks yourself, you would have to spend time researching how to do the task in addition to completing the task itself, which could take a couple of hours out of your day. A handyman, on the other hand, already has the knowledge and experience needed to perform those tasks in a fraction of the time it would take for you to do it yourself.

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High-Quality Work

Even if you attempt to do a task yourself, like touching up the paint on your door frames, there is no guarantee that you will be satisfied with the results because you are not a professional. You could miss a few spots or end up with messy looking edges. Yet, if you hire an experienced handyman to paint the door frames for you, you can rest easy knowing the job is in the hands of a trained expert.


It can be dangerous to complete some household chores, like removing leaves from the gutter or changing light fixtures on a tall ceiling. If your ladder slips or you lose your footing, you could get severely injured by attempting to do that job yourself. A professional handyman is significantly less likely to be involved in an accident, simply because he or she has such extensive experience with that task and knows how to quickly solve any problems that arise on the job.

Affordability of a Handyman

If your primary reason for not hiring a handyman is the cost, you may want to reconsider. Most handymen have very affordable rates (the median wage is $20 an hour), and because they can get the job done quickly, you should never have to pay for more than a couple of hours at a time. Plus, bringing in a handyman could save you money in the future, as he or she can complete small repairs now, which will prevent those issues from getting worse–and more expensive to fix–in the future.

No-Risk For You

Hiring a handyman through a trusted business should be almost entirely risk-free. Most businesses provide a guarantee of the work quality, are insured and bonded, and require that their handymen be licensed. It is even better if the business you are going through is a member of the Better Business Bureau, International Franchise Association, or the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

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