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?
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.
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!