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5 Ways to Tell if You Need a Handyman or a Specialist

Spring is the time when everyone starts making repairs and updating their homes. You might have a project you need to start, but don’t know whether you need a handyman or if you should call in a specialist. Read these tips to help you figure it out.

  1. If you can do the work, but you don’t want to, hire a handyman. Painting, changing out knobs, pressure washing, and minor repairs are perfect jobs for a handyman.
  2. If you’re under warranty, call a specialist. Some appliance warranties mandate that any repairs are made by a specialist. Don’t risk nullifying your warranty by not hiring a licensed technician.
  3. If your work requires a license, call a specialist. Find out if your project requires a license by calling your local municipality. Things like plumbing, electrical, and gas work typically require a license.
  4. If you want to save a little cash, hire a handyman. This isn’t always a good rule of thumb to follow – you get what you pay for. However, if money is tight, it may be something to consider.
  5. If your house will be wrecked if something goes wrong, hire a specialist. If a knob falls off your kitchen cabinet because it wasn’t screwed on tight enough, easy fix. But if your house burns down because your electrical wiring wasn’t installed correctly, well…

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