What you need to know before hiring a handyman in Australia.
Hiring a handyman is all about finding someone who suits you. A lot of handymen go into the business because they enjoy the diversity of work that it offers. So a good handyman is reliable and adaptable.
Let’s have a look at a few things to keep in mind when hiring a handyman.
Prepare a list of what needs to be done.
If you have a collection of small tasks you want completed, make sure you write down a list. If you don’t, you might overlook certain jobs or you might waste the handyman’s time (and your money).
Ask which supplies are needed.
In some occasions, a job might need specialist equipment that the handyman doesn’t have, but most of the time the handyman will have the right tools. Before getting the handyman in, have this conversation so they know what kinds of tools and resources they are likely to need (a good handyman will ask you these things anyway).
Make sure the handyman you hire is trustworthy and insured.
The best way to do this is to go to a trustworthy network like Taskforce. All of our operators have full public liability insurance and are police checked.
You might also want to look online in places like yellowpages.com.au to find reviews and insure that they’ve done good work in the past.
Ask for cost estimates.
Handyman work can sometime be difficult to assess. Small jobs might end up being much larger than first expected, and the other way around.
But asking your handyman for a rough price range is a good idea – it will give you both a rough range to work within that allows you both to bo comfortable.
Be aware of how they quote for the job.
Does your handyman charge by the hour or by the project? You should know this beforehand so you don’t end up with someone opportunistically changing their pricing half way through.
Suggest a schedule for each job.
Everybody works better with a deadline. Not only does this give your comfort that the job will be finished fast enough for you, it also helps the handyman plan the rest of the work he or she has to do.
Feel free to lend a hand.
If you have the time to help out; feel free to do that. A lot of handymen get into the business because they enjoy working in different places with different people. Be friendly and help out if that’s something you enjoy.
Taskforce has handyman available across Australia 24-7. From Melbourne, Sydney & Hobart to Canberra, Cairns & Perth – even the smallest country towns have Taskforce handymen available.
Give us a call on 13TASK to book a job now.