Everyone has had to deal with an appliance or piece of furniture breaking down at one point in their life. Sometimes they are simple problems, like a small leaky faucet. Other times they can be more serious, like needing major car repairs.
At some point, you will need to look for handyman services in your area (but hopefully, it’s later rather than sooner). However, it is difficult to know where to turn when you’re in the middle of this type of crisis. There are handyman jobs in Apex, NC out there, but not all are reputable so how do you find good ones?
The first place you should always start is friends and family. They may have no problem recommending someone who did quality work for them, or they may even have handyman services they can recommend themselves.
If you do not have anyone to ask, your next step will be the internet . Every city and town has a list of recommended handymen available on their government website at a local level. These handymen work for the government in one way or another and are vetted before being listed publicly. You can also find handymen online by going directly to websites that offer them. Most cities will have a handyman service offered through Craigslist or something similar. In addition, typing “handyman services” into a Google search is likely to bring up several home improvement sites that provide handyman listings in your area if you live in an urban or metropolitan area.
The final place you should look for handyman services in your area is physical storefronts. Local handymen can often be found by simply driving around your neighborhood and looking at the signs on buildings. They will also sometimes have a sign saying “We repair everything” or something similar. You can also find local handymenservices through other service companies, such as plumbers and electricians, since they often use handymen to help them with simple tasks while they do their more complicated jobs.
Expect to pay between $20-$50 per hour (sometimes more) depending on how much work needs to get done and what type of handyman you hire. If you need someone who is bonded and licensed, make sure to ask about those qualifications. These handymen often cost more than unlicensed, unbonded handyman services, but they are worth it for peace of mind.