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Questions to Ask when Choosing a Handyman

You need to ask certain questions to make sure you're comparing apples to apples when shopping for a handyman:
  • How long have you been in the handyman business?
  • How long have you been in the handyman business full-time?
  • Are you certified, licensed, and/or insured?
  • Do you require money up front or do I pay when I am satisfied with the work?
  • Do you guarantee or warranty your work?
  • Do you have formal training?
  • Do you mark up your supplies?
  • What vehicle to you use (family sedan, or dedicated work truck/van?)
  • Do you enjoy working on your own home? (translation: do you really enjoy your job?)
  • What kind of toolbox do you show up with? (in other words, how prepared are you?)
  • What percentage of your visits involves a trip to the store for supplies?
  • What percentage of your visits involves a second trip to the store? (and, will I be charged for a second trip to the store?)
  • How do I know I can trust you in my house?
  • Have you ever (or, when was the last time you) missed an appointment?
  • What happens we are just "not working right together"?
  • Are you allergic to anything with four legs (if applicable)?
  • If I think of something that wasn't on my list, what are the chances you can take care of it in the same visit?
  • Are you comfortable working in my home when I'm not there?
  • Do you work/come alone?
  • Do you schedule smaller jobs geographically?
  • Do you offer weekend or off-hour services? emergency services for existing customers (when possible)?
  • How long have you been fixing things? (Jim Mullen's radio)
  • Do you like your job?