Do you have a “to do” list that never seems to get done? How about that deck that hasn’t been water-sealed in ten years? Perhaps what you need is a handyman to whittle down that list.
Having a to-do list with multiple items on it is not unusual. But maybe you are too busy to work on the list. Or perhaps you don’t have the skills needed to get the jobs done. It is time you come up with a plan to tackle that list and avoid that little rain cloud that’s been hanging over you. Getting on top of the to-do list sooner rather than later can reduce the possibility of more costly repairs.
Let’s take some time to explore what a handyman can do for you and find out just how many things you can knock off that list without having to pick up a hammer or a screwdriver!
What is a handyman?
A handyman is an individual who can handle maintenance and repairs on a home or even a commercial establishment. They also may be able to handle some light plumbing and electrical work. Handymen can work on jobs both inside your home and on the exterior.
The work for a handyman can be a single service or multi-faceted, for small projects and larger-scale ones alike. At BBOJ, our handymen are versed in a wide variety of skills and trades.
Types of jobs a handyman can do for you
There are many services a handyman can provide and assist with for homeowners.
A handyman is an excellent choice when you don’t have the time to do the job yourself, need more than one person to complete the job, lack the confidence themselves, or don’t have the strength to do the work. Additionally, hiring contractors who specialize in one area can cost a great deal of money. But, on the other hand, a handyman can work on multiple tasks and often less expensively — sort of a one-stop shopping option.
Handymen are the perfect option for small plumbing jobs, including finding and fixing leaks, clearing blockages, and fixing gutters.
Leaks can be problematic as water has a habit of flowing away from the source. The priority will be trying to trace the leak to its source to avoid any further damage. Once the handyman identifies the leak, he can tackle the repairs to damaged areas such as flooring, drywall, fixtures, and more. Failure to repair a leak can lead to other significant damage such as mould and mildew and so fixing that leak early should be a priority!
Anything can go wrong with light fixtures. If you have pull-strings in the bathroom, the strings can break off within the unit itself, or maybe one of the ceiling spotlights has stopped working. The first question for a handyman is whether the light fixture is repairable or whether you need a new fixture. Either way, a handyman can easily tackle this repair or replacement.
Light electrical jobs such as replacing an outlet or a light switch, or checking the wiring of your white goods are also perfect tasks for a handyman
Painting & decorating
Painting can freshen up your home. Whether you need to paint fresh drywall, walls, window frames, doors, or picnic tables, a handyman can handle the job. Rather than attempt to paint rooms by yourself in your spare time, it makes sense to hire a handyman to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Working on the exterior of the home can also be easy with a handyman—repairs to siding, windows, shingles, exterior fixtures, doors, and more. And if you have some decking outside, or want some, then a handyman is the right person for the job.
Tiling & grouting
Tiling can be a time-consuming task and cutting tiles to fit into a corner is often a frustrating experience for those without the right tools or expertise. Whether you are looking to retile the bathroom floor or refresh the darkening grouting around the sink splashback, then a handyman would be the ideal person to call.
It is wise to check with a handyman for any floor repairs. They can evaluate the situation and either perform repairs or let you know it is best to replace the floor, whether it is carpet, tile, linoleum, or wood flooring.
Doors and windows
Doors and windows can become damaged with time, from door hinges coming loose to sash window cords snapping – a handyman can diagnose and fix those problems in no time.
Or maybe your front door or window frames could do with being repainted to give your home a fresh sparkle, and handyman could get this done too.
Flat-pack furniture assembly
How many times have you purchased something only, not to have time to assemble it? A handyman can handle the assembly of anything from small furniture to a playscape for your backyard.