If you’re anything like I am, you probably don’t enjoy home improvement projects or having to take on the role of a handyman. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to take on that role – and more often then not we are miserable when doing it. There’s nothing that can ruin a weekend more than having to wrestle with a door while you try to get it to properly fit in the doorway. Well, this past weekend I decided that for once, I wasn’t going to make myself miserable anymore by trying to take on these types of projects.
The Handyman Hunt
So, being the computer user that I was born to be, I took to the internet in search of a handyman around Richmond VA. Turns out, they are pretty easy to find – but that’s not supposed to be part of the challenge. The real challenge is figuring out which of the 100s of companies and contractors out there are worth investing your time and money in. After about an hour of research, I had a top 5 list of handymen that I felt comfortable calling. I wound up going with The Carpentry & Painting Experts, and I’m glad that I did because they were actually easy to work with, affordable, and got the job done perfectly. Going forward, I will more than likely continue to use their services when my home needs a few repairs – and if you are in the area, I suggest you do the same!
What to Look For
For those of you that don’t live nearby, well I’ll give you some tips on finding the right service professional in your area. First and foremost, make sure you analyze their website and look for warning signs. Turns out, if they cut corners on their website, they more than likely are going to cut corners everywhere else – that’s not what we want! Take down 5 – 10 companies around your home, and invest about an hour into researching their reputation and reading any reviews that might be out there. On the topic of reviews, keep in mind that 50 5 star reviews for a Handyman is unlikely and they might very well be fake! Outside of that, I wish you luck on your hunt – and I hope you find the perfect handyman for you and your home.