Handy Person

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Home Fixit And Repair Service

August 2019

When hiring and working with a Handy Person, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Handy Person commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Handy Person? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Home Fixit And Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Handy Person - FAQ

Q How do I get good Home Fixit And Repair Service work at a fair price?

A Find a Handy Person that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Handy Person prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.

Q What should I expect to pay for Home Fixit And Repair Service?

A Most Home Fixit And Repair Service will be performed on a "time and material" basis. The "time" charge should be quoted on a per hour basis before work begins. The typical hourly rate for a Handy Person ranges from $35 to $53 in most parts of the country. The total hourly charge is commonly rounded up to the next full hour.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Handy Person for my job?

A Home Fixit And Repair Service is commonly performed without a professional license.

Q Should I use an insured Handy Person for my project?

A Your Handy Person should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Handy Person need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Home Fixit And Repair Service.


Handy Person - Common Projects

An experienced Handy Person can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Home Fixit And Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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