If you own a house then you know that it needs to be taken care of. The larger the house the more needs to be done. This maintenance work ranges from the routine like mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges to the once in a while jobs like fixing leaky pipes and installing new electric points. Things are much easier if you or your spouse is handy with tools. But if he’s away or at work and something needs to be done? It’s even worse if you’re not handy with tools. So what do you do in times like these?
The answer is to use a handyman or a local tradesman. If you happen to have a handyman in your neighborhood then you don’t need to worry about too much (except for the damage his fees will cause). But what if there isn’t one? Then what do you do? You can ask around and find someone that does the kind of work you are looking to get done. You can ask neighbors, friends and family if they live close by. The next option is to use the phone book or yellow pages. The drawback of using the yellow pages is that they don’t come with the recommendations and appraisals you can get from friends and family.
The next option is to use the internet. I mean using a search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing. You can look for local tradesmen in your area on the internet. Local tradesmen and handymen list themselves on sites in order to get more exposure and advertise their skills. Some of the things that these people are -
• Plumbing – Installation and repair
• Electrical Wiring
• Installing drain lines and pumps.
• Gas Line work and emergencies.
• Light and heavy renovation wok
• Garden Maintenance
• Water heater and boiler repair and installation
These are just few of the services offered by the people that list themselves on these sites. But you need to be careful about choosing a tradesman or a company. Firstly make sure they are locally based or at least in an area close to you. Look for companies that can provide references from previous customers. If the job you are getting done is large then get quotes from 3 to 4 companies. Most companies provide a free quote of expense in order to lure and secure business. Take advantage of this when you choose Local Tradesmen the next time you need you.
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