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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!

5 Ways Your Handyman Can Help You Live Green

Fix Leaking Faucets

Your handyman can repair your leaky faucet easily, or replace it with a more eco-friendly model. They can also install an aerator, which allows you to use less water while washing.

Install a “Low-Flow” Showerhead

Low-Flow showerheads restrict the amount of water you use while taking a shower, and help keep your water bills under control.

Replace Your Lightbulbs With LEDs

Have your handyman technician replace all of the the incandescent and CFL bulbs in your home with affordable LED lightbulbs — they use less energy and last much longer!

Install Eco-Friendly Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles are much more practical than regular carpet. A handyman can repair or replace tiles much more easily, and much more quickly. Eco-friendly carpet tiles are usually made of recycled materials that would have otherwise gone to landfills.

Install Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is much easier to grow than hardwood trees, and is easier to harvest. As flooring, it is easy to maintain, and more water resistant. Bamboo floor tiles can even be harder than some hardwoods!

Contact Odd Job today to see what other eco-friendly adjustments we can make to your home!