Handymen are the jack of all trades of the contracting industry. They specialize in everything regarding the home; from plumbing and electrical wiring to carpentry and painting. Many may specialize in one or two of these fields, however, they are able to perform all duties in the aforementioned concentrations. Unlike other professionals, those who work as a handyman tend to charge hourly, regardless of their current task. Typically, a handyman can perform all necessary duties in one day, but sometimes multiple days are required; especially for complicated tasks.
Hiring a professional for the job is better than doing it yourself as it frees up your time and ensures that the job is done right the first time. In addition, doing all of the jobs, one of these professionals would do could span multiple days, even weeks if one were to do it on their own. It’s possible to hire a specialist in each field, but you’d need to hire several for one task. For instance, Jimmy wants to upgrade his kitchen. He could hire a group of specialists to work on each section of the kitchen. A plumber for the pipes, sink and garbage deposal; a carpenter for the cabinets, drawers, and floorboards; an electrician for the wiring of the lights, stove, oven and outlets; and an air conditioner and heating specialist to fix the ensure central heating isn’t affected, and modify it if it is. More than likely each contractor would originate from different companies. This means you’d have to take time out of your day to meet with each and everyone, brief them on what you want them to do, deal with several different billing policies and processes as well as several different salaries. That’s not to mention if they have different work schedules and each may charge a service fee. This headache could be avoided by hiring a few handymen instead of individual specialists. A handyman would be able to work on multiple things at multiple times, they can finish certain areas quicker since one or two people wouldn’t be allocated to each part, and, if anything goes wrong, they don’t’ have to call someone else to verify.
Handymen usually boast years of experience in the field, garnering connections and special deals with vendors. If extra labor is needed, they are able to find a lot of inexpensive labor, instead of another handyman (if another handyman is not needed). Typically, handymen don’t belong to large companies. This gives them the benefit of getting to know their customers. If a job isn’t done correctly the first time, most handymen return to the point of construction and fix any and all mistakes. When you find a handyman you trust and respect, you will use their services anytime something goes wrong or needs repair. A relationship is formed, not just an anonymous call to a random person. Trusting someone in your home is important and trusting someone to work on projects and issues in your home is priceless.
In the end, there isn’t much left to say. Handymen are as experienced as specialists, but with added general knowledge and experience in most home repairing tasks. They come at a lower price tag than some specialists and are usually able to finish their job in a single day. Handymen truly are the jack of all trades of the repair and construction industry.