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I Need a Handyman Price List

Where can I find a Handyman Price List? Or, why your handyman gives you an estimate, and not a menu.

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A home is only as good as s/he who maintains it.

As Toronto’s #1 Handyman, Odd Job frequently fields requests for a “Handyman Price List.” And we understand why, because we’ve been trying to make hiring a handyman easier for the last 10 years.

Odd Job is one of the only Handyman Services companies that offers A La Carte pricing for simple home repair tasks, but we don’t list these prices on our website.

Why is that?

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It’s because your home is unique. Because your home is a reflection of you, it has its own quirks and special features. Odd Job gets that. No one’s home fits a standard cookie-cutter plan. So, every job is different.

Our A La Carte Pricing represents literally thousands of items. We factor in thousands of variations for each job, from the size of the shelf being installed, to the material that your deck is built from. Then we use this information to provide the most accurate and predictable estimate that we can. You can’t fit that into a “one size fits all” Handyman price list. Most handymen or small contractors end up just charging an hourly rate.

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We don’t want to box ourselves in. Odd Job wants you to be you. That means that we’re open to whatever unique renovation, repair, or maintenance project you’ve got.

If you’d like to see the value you can expect to pay for from an Odd Job technician, Request an Estimate today.

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Odd Job is Hiring!

Do you have what it takes to be Toronto’s next #1 Handyman?

We can help. Established Toronto handyman services company, easy-to-use system, steady flow of customers, steady income. We’re looking for people who are independent, responsible and good with customers!

Apply by sending your resume to help@oddjob.ca.

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Hire a Handyman or a Contractor?

When should you hire a Handyman, and when should you call a contractor? Everyone’s got jobs around their home that they might not have the tools, time, or talent to get done on their own. But what jobs should you hire a handyman in Toronto for? And which jobs demand a general contractor?

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The “Honey-Do” List

The handyman’s forte is small work, like the tasks you might put together for a “to-do list” (someday). When things break-down in the normal course of home ownership, a contractor isn’t going to get out of bed to solve your problem. Small jobs, or Odd Jobs, are a handyman’s specialty.

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Licensed Trade Work

Any serious electrical and plumbing work requires a licensed professional. So you should hire a handyman in Toronto to handle small jobs like installing a new faucet or light fixture, larger jobs require an electrician or plumber.

If your handyman says he can rewire your home without a license, get a second opinion.

Full Scale Remodels

A handyman, even one who represents a company like Odd Job, typically flies solo. Because of this, they’re better suited to small repair work that can be done quickly.

A handyman is better at jobs like installing new piece of drywall, or tiling a floor. Handyman technicians can also handle a large number of small jobs (repairing a broken doorknob, caulking a bathtub, painting).

A contractor is for jobs that require the coordination of a large number of workers or different skillsets. Because handymen typically handle smaller jobs, your local handyman may refer you to a contractor for your bathroom reno.

Is your job Handyman-worthy? Get a free online estimate today, and make your to-do list a done-list!

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Call a Handyman or DIY?

When should you try to solve a home issue yourself, and when is it time to save your frustration and call a handyman?

In this age of DIY weddings, decorating, and haircuts, it’s natural for you to make your own home improvements. But your home repairs may become home disasters if you try to bite off more than you can chew.

Don’t risk serious damage to your home — or injury to your person –by trying to learn too much too soon.

Here are 5 situations in which you might want to save your time, your sanity, and your thumbs, and call a handyman professional.

Drywall Repairs:

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DIY: painting, small nail hole filling.

Call a Handyman: for larger holes, cracks in the plaster/skim coat.

Small drywall damage is easier to do well . The larger the area you have to patch, the more room there is for little inconsistencies to begin to look like big problems. Qualified, trained, and insured handyman technicians can be trusted to know how to make the repairs look good as new.

Furniture Assembly:

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DIY: small, simple pieces of furniture from Ikea with minimal instructions that do not need to be installed or hung.

Call a Handyman: for complex, heavy furniture assemblies that need to be installed or hung on a wall. Large medicine cabinets, beds with built-in drawers, dressers and chests, bookshelves with doors or glass features.

DIY Furniture assembly is what Ikea is all about; but not everyone is cut out to put together an integrated entertainment unit or patio set. Professional handyman technicians can assemble your furniture fast, and know the hazards to look out for, like missing pieces, missing steps, or pieces that aren’t fitting as snugly or securely as they should be.

Shelving:

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DIY: Simple bookshelves (like the Billy bookcases from Ikea)

Call a Handyman: wall-mounted shelves, large bookcases with complex features (doors, built-in drawers).

Shelving needs to be strong and secured well. A wobbly and loose shelf not only poses a hazard to your precious belongings, but also to your family. The heavier a shelf is, the more important it is that you have a professional assemble it, and install it.

Electrical:

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DIY: on second thought…

Call a Handyman: we recommend that you call a Handyman for any electrical work you have to be done. Electricity is too serious a subject to muck around with if you don’t know what you’re doing. Stay safe!

Time:

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DIY: When you’ve got plenty of free time and no hard deadlines, take it easy and learn about the task you’re about to attempt. Then, take it slow and easy, making sure you have all proper precautions in place. Don’t start if you don’t have everything you need for the job.

Call a Handyman: If you don’t have any free time, or you have to get everything done in time for your favorite aunt to stay over, call a handyman.

Remember the old adage: time is money. You might think that you’re saving money by doing it yourself, but your time is worth just as much!

And just like a lack of money, your lack of time will make your home repair project a source of stress and frustration, instead of what it should be: a comfort.

Find out what DIY nightmares you can turn into Handyman Wins: click here to get an estimate on your home improvement project!