Are you Handy?

October 31, 2014

Not all of us are a dab hand at DIY. For some of us, the idea of laying a floor, painting a wall, bleeding or fixing a radiator and sorting out electrical problems are daunting ones. For others, it’s time that creates the biggest headache. Packed and busy 21st century life, with long work hours and tonnes of commitments, leaves little time for sorting out that faulty light switch, putting up that shelf or hanging that picture.

If you live in the London area and require a spot of DIY, you might consider looking for handyman services in London and saving yourself some hassle. There’s a reason they’re called ‘handy’ men. If you’re short on DIY expertise, a handyman is the dab hand you need. If DIY expertise is not the problem, but finding the time is, a handyman is ‘handy’ because he will fix the problem without you needing to take time out of your busy schedule.

A handyman service, not just a handyman

Turning to a handyman service company, rather than a single sole trader handyman, is normally a much better option. The reason for this is that you might want to get Billy the handyman from down the pub to help you with some faulty lights or a blocked water pipe. He might seem ‘handy’ but the risk is that Billy is a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’, meaning you end up with an inadequate repair. Moreover, you might end up with repairs that aren’t even safe. The experts at Sound Renovation Roofing are right when they note that “Saving a few dollars isn’t worth sacrificing one’s own safety.”

A handyman service company, on the other hand, will have a team of handymen who specialise in particular areas, such as carpentry, electrics or plumbing. They are much more likely to be experts in their respective fields, and the handiest handymen are the ones who do the best and highest-quality jobs. Furthermore, if a person requires DIY help in different areas frequently, building a relationship with a handyman service company is of enormous benefit.

What can a handyman service offer?

A team of handymen can take on the most challenging plumbing and electrical issues. The services range from bleeding a radiator to installing a sink in the bathroom, to fixing a light switch or doing a full property re-wire. If you’re in need of a spot of redecorating, handymen who are expert painters and decorators can transform your room into the space you’ve always wanted it to be. If you need a laminate floor laid, a shelf put up, or odd jobs like pictures and mirrors hung or windows re-glazed, they can help with this as well.