Before getting started with a handyman, it’s essential to know you can trust them to do the job correctly while minimising damages should anything go wrong.
This article aims to help you get smart during home repairs or renovation projects. So, here is your list of questions to ask any handyman service provider before requesting a quote!
“Do you have a license and registration?”
Suppose the handyman is not licensed or registered with the proper government bodies. In that case, you will be left with the shorter end of the stick if the job is not completed to your satisfaction. Being licensed and registered protects you if something goes sideways.
The laws regarding who needs to have the license vary from state to state; for example, in Connecticut, it’s the handyman that requires the license if the job in question costs more than $200.
Because of this wide variation, it would be best to call us for more details regarding licensing and registration requirements. We’d be more than happy to answer your questions. In case you’re wondering, At Cransten, our reach currently extends to the following states: Utah, Idaho, South Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado, North Carolina.
“May I contact your references?”
Testimonials are very revealing. To be confident of your handyman’s expertise, ask for previous customers experience before asking for the handyman service costs.
When you do consult the previous references, ask for accuracy, cleanliness, timeliness, and overall satisfaction with the work completed.
You can do even further due diligence by checking for online reviews such as on the handyman website, social media websites or third-party sites such as HomeAdvisor, Google or Houzz.
At Cransten’s, any of our handymen will be happy to share with you previous references to put you at ease. We’re proud of our work’s standards and the reputation we’ve built over the years with our customers. On our website, we have lots of 5-Star testimonials of our previous high-quality work.
“What type of experience do you have?”
Although “handyman” implies broad expertise in every type of repair or home maintenance project. The truth is, most handymen will have varying degrees of expertise depending on the job. So, you want to make sure their experience and expertise matches the job you particularly need doing.
That means If you need your drywall repaired, but the bulk of the handyman’s experience is in electrical work, in that case, you’ll want someone who is a closer match.
Fortunately, at Cransten, we are your one-stop-shop for everything in your home. Our handymen are skilled in (but not limited to) flooring, tiling, drywall, concrete, fencing, sprinkler repairs, yard installations, commercial property management, tv mounting, bathroom remodels, basement finishes, flooring, carpet, interior painting, exterior painting, power washing, light fixture installations, building decks, custom concrete work, deck staining, door installations, electric repair, skylight installation, cabinet installation, skylight installation, weeding, snow removal, irrigation and drainage, window cleaning, tree trimming, mulching, and almost anything else your mind can imagine.
All our handymen are expert craftsmen at their respective speciality. That means when you enquire for any type of handyman service, we’ll be sure to send the best man for that job.
“Do you have insurance?”
Similar to having licensing and registration, having insurance will protect you, your property and the repairs you’re paying for. Although insurance isn’t required in every state – an insured handyman will be appropriately equipped to address any issues that may pop up along the way. They will ensure all issues are handled, anything from worker’s compensation to liability.
You’ll be glad to know that at Cransten, all our handymen are insured, and they come with quality assurance.
“Can you provide a written estimate?”
An honest and reliable handyman service provider will not hesitate to provide you with written estimates before starting work. A willingness to commit to a price range is a hallmark of reliability and integrity, traits you’ll want in your handyman. Having a written estimate will also serve as proof down the line should anything go awry.
That’s it! Having these questions in your back pocket and using them will put you at ease and ensure you’ve hired the perfect handyman service provider for any job in your home!
And remember, If you need help with any of these projects, Cransten can help you with all of them! And of course, any others we didn’t mention in this article.
Feel free to contact us for a free consultation; we’ll be more than happy to help!