Is there a time you hired a handyman and had problems? A situation that forced you to terminate the agreement with the handyman and look for an alternative?
Hiring the right handyman is key to the success of your spa project and on the same note, the wrong handyman will sabotage your project. There are well-trained and professional handymen but due to poor regulation in the field, you will find people with no training claiming to offer handyman services.
Here are some amazing tips to avoid getting problems when hiring a handyman:
1. Ask for Referrals
When working with a handyman who has been recommended by a trusted friend or relative, you will have higher chances of getting the best services building your spa. This is a person who is good at what he does and one who handles his projects professionally from start to finish.
At times, a handyman may be called to perform a task by a difficult client who will go to any length to make his job difficult. If the handyman quits, that client will brand the handyman as rogue which is untrue. This is why it is important to seek the opinion of different people before concluding the handyman is good or not.
2. Be Careful about Handyman Who Ask for Huge Deposits
If the project is big, it will be right to give a small deposit before the handyman starts working. However, a handyman who asks for a huge deposit could mean that the project could be too big for him. It can also be an indication that the handyman is not good enough and is afraid that when he start working, you will not pay.
Most handymen charge on an hourly basis and in most cases, will not ask for a deposit before completing the job. You can subdivide large projects by milestone so that the handyman will get the funds to proceed to the next phase of the project.
3. Do not Work with a Handyman Whose Prices are Very low
Though you want to save on your project, it would not be advisable to hire a handyman whose charges are too low compared to other handymen for the same task. With such a handyman, the job quality will be as low as the amount you paid for the project. Hire a handyman whose charges are average and one who will go out of his way to offer the best possible services.
4. Avoid Handyman who Wants Cash Only Deals
Before starting the project, it is important to get your agreement into writing. Note down a detailed description of the project and the amount you are going to spend on the project and have it signed by both parties. With this, you will be able to solve disputes that could arise in the course of carrying out the project. It is also a way of ensuring that the handyman gets the correct pay for the project.
5. Do Not Rush to Hire
It is important to begin your search early enough so that you won’t rush into making the wrong choice. Talk to as many people as you can about your project and in the end, settle for the most recommended handyman.