Before we take a look at finding a handyman in Henderson, let’s understand why it is important.
Can you afford to hire the wrong handyman?
You take off work and they don’t show. They do show but the job has to be redone. You take off more time and spend more money.
Or worse yet, they cause damage to your home. You’re out time, money, and understandably you’re frustrated.
Finding a reliable handyman in Henderson can make all the difference. It means that it gets done right the first time.
Let’s look at 7 ways to find this reliable service.
People review everything now from house cleaning to handyman services. Find a review site that you trust and type “handyman in henderson”. See what options come up, check their reviews and get a feel for how this handyman company works with customers.
You’ve probably been reading reviews long enough to know that a few bad reviews do not a company make. But you can get a great feel for the work ethic, dependability and integrity of a company through their reviews.
2) Word of Mouth/Social Media
Talk to your friends, co-workers and fellow members of groups or organizations. Ask which handyman in Henderson they use.
Word of mouth is effective because people don’t typically want to recommend someone who will let you down. That would come back on them and their judgment.
Additionally, it rewards the handyman service that does a stellar job. While the handyman may seek to provide outstanding service regardless, this extra level of positive reinforcement can help ensure that you get the best results possible.
After all, they want your recommendation as well.
3) Community Bulletin Boards (Digital & Center)
The business cards and flyers left on bulletin boards in locations where you’re a regular can be a great opportunity to find a new handyman in Henderson.
Chances are good if the card is there, that handyman service or their employees are part of that center or community. You have greater connection to this handyman and because of this shared interest. You’re more likely to find a reliable handyman in this way.
Many communities now have neighborhood bulletin boards through a social media site like Nextdoor. This site allows busy neighbors who may not even know each other to recommend and seek recommendations related to services provided in their area.
4) Local Hardware Store
While Lowes and Home Depot aren’t necessarily a bad choice, we’re talking more local. Local hardware stores are a great place to ask for advice and hopefully buy something to support your local “mom & pops”.
Local hardware stores have often been in the community for decades under same management or ownership. They know who they would use and why. They may have even worked with some local services on installation jobs for their customers.
Through the above methods, narrow your list down to 3 or more options. It’s important not to settle with the first recommendation. Next, we’ll discuss how to choose a reliable handyman in Henderson after you found one.
5) Interview Process
Interviews should be short and to the point. You value your own time and the time of the company as well.
Have your questions ready before you pick up the phone. Some questions to ask might be:
- How did you start your business?
- What do you like about the job?
- How long has your company been doing this kind of work?
- What job are you most proud of?
- How do you select your employees?
- How many workers do you have?
- Do you ever hire sub-contractors? How do you screen them?
- Can I see your work truck?
Interviews should always take place over the phone, video chat or in person. As you listen, know that how they answer is as — or more — important than what they answer. Make note of the mannerisms and wording.
- Do they seem organized?
- Does this person seem informed about the company?
- Do they answer straightforwardly or “beat around the bush”?
- Do they seem to enjoy their work?
- Does there seem to be strife or blame in answers? … That’s a red flag!
You may or may not be able to see their trucks so asking this one is optional. You ask about the work truck because how a company cares for its tools of the trade can indicate their commitment to quality work.
6) Clearly State What You Want
A handyman is only as reliable as the instructions they receive from you. Be clear about what you want. If you don’t know exactly what you want or need, be honest. Say, “I don’t know.”
Then ask for advice and discuss options with your technician. A professional technician understands how to help you explain exactly what you’re looking for. But they need you to be decisive and work with them to get the result that you’re looking for.
Get everything in writing, set clear expectations regarding a reasonable completion date and then be on the look out for that reliable service.
7) Do’s & Don’t’s For Finding a Reliable Handyman in Henderson
Next let’s look at some quick do’s and don’t’s to find a reliable handyman in Henderson.
Do get more than 1 bid. A handyman that knows you’re not shopping around can charge you anything.
Don’t go with the lowest bid. The lowest bidder is often cutting corners or desperate for work.
Don’t make decisions on hype. If you’re getting excited about all the handyman can do, take a deep breath, make sure this is really what you want and then sign on the dotted line.
Do get a detailed plan in writing. Once you’ve decided on your handyman, get the details in writing to make sure that you’re both on the same page. Diagrams are even better.
Do stay involved in the project. Don’t constantly look over the handyman’s shoulders. But check in from time to time. Ask how things are going. And take a quick look to make sure something wasn’t lost in translation.
Find a Reliable Handyman in Henderson, NV Fast
Hiring the wrong handyman can cost you time and money. But finding the right handyman can help ensure that the work gets done right.
Apply these 7 ways to find a reliable handyman fast. Do your research, ask questions and get great results.
Looking for a reliable handyman in Henderson, check us out and then give us a call: 702-848-3993.