A handyman, also called a handyperson, is an individual skilled in a broad spectrum of repairs, usually around the house. These jobs include construction work, maintenance work, are generally exterior and interior, and can be described as generally smaller jobs. The term handyman is sometimes used to describe non-electrical handyman services such as carpet installation or putting up walls/setting up divisions within a house.
Contractor’s handyman services include home improvement projects and repairs of commercial buildings. They provide minor repairs, like wall to wall carpeting, painting, and tile setting. Some contractor’s handyman services include foundation repair, roof replacement, basement waterproofing, foundation replacement, upgrading kitchen and bathroom appliances, installing and repairing countertops, repairs and replacements of windows and doors. Some of these services include emergency maintenance, roof replacement and repair, floor coatings, painting, floor and ceiling repair and installation. In the category of handyman contractors, handyman companies may provide home improvement, commercial improvement, and management services to commercial building owners, home builders, and managers.
Many people hire handyman services to get done some of the more basic tasks like cleaning up the yard, fixing a leaking pipe, painting the interior of a home, or repainting an old home. Handyman service companies may also provide emergency services to those whose plumbers or electricians cannot get to their homes in time to fix a problem that is causing a hazard to a person’s health and safety. These types of companies will usually come to a residence to perform one or a combination of tasks, such as installing an air conditioning unit or roof leak repair. In some cases, they will perform the job but will go back at another time to perform other necessary jobs.
Handyman service companies will often have some knowledge of certain types of repairs or maintenance, but may not be able to provide on-site HVAC maintenance or plumbing repairs, which means that the homeowner will have to perform those tasks or pay someone else to do
The cost of hiring a handyman service to perform some home repair or maintenance tasks can be quite high but can save you compared to hiring a specialist in a particular service. This is especially true if it is needed immediately, since many maintenance tasks take several hours to complete. However, when it comes to small things like sealing a leak in a pipe or replacing a water heater that has failed, having a contractor come to the house can save money and time because they are familiar with the proper methods and equipment for doing the job and have the tools to do it quickly and efficiently.