Whether you manage a retail location, an office building, or an apartment complex, there are always going to be those “little jobs” that creep up. And when they do, you might be tempted to just do them yourself. I mean, how hard can it be to replace a broken light fixture? Or a toilet that’s chipped? The answer: more difficult than you think and more time than its worth.
If you have any of these tasks on your to-do list, don’t waste your time trying to DIY. Because let’s face it, you don’t really want to do these things anyway!
Hanging Artwork or Decor
You might think this isn’t something that a handyman does, but hanging artwork or other forms of wall decor is trickier than it looks. Depending on what kind of walls you have, and the weight of the artwork will determine what sort of tools are used. You also will have to find studs, and ensure that everything is level. A handyman will definitely know how to do the job quickly and painlessly, and you’ll be thankful you called them. You can also call a handyman to hang shelves, or to spackle and paint over anything that needs to be touched up.
Whether you’ve expanded, renovated, or just opened a business, you probably need to fill that space with furniture. Who has time to assemble all of those desks, office chairs, and conference tables? Not you. Let a handyman come in and read those badly written instructions for you, and focus on your to-do list.
From faucets to light fixtures, a handyman is you’re go-to guy (or gal) to get the job done. Not only can they replace them, but they can often find the fixture that you need so that you don’t have to go on a manhunt for the exact same faucet or doorknob. You might even find that in the case of leaky faucets or plumbing fixtures, that you don’t need to replace the whole thing but instead a small part. Because they tend to keep a stock of rubber washers and other parts on hand, this can be an easy an inexpensive fix that a handyman can catch.
Other Things You Don't Want To Do
In addition to doing the actual job themselves, you probably don’t want to have to think about all the prep work that goes into doing these seemingly “easy” tasks. Buying all the tools necessary to get the job done can mean several trips to the hardware store and establishing a first name basis with the staff there. Also, safety is an important element to consider, since you might find yourself on a ladder or under a half-assembled desk. A handyman takes on the risk and responsibility of having everything they need to do the job.
You will save a lot of time and money by hiring a professional to tackle those pesky little fixes around the workplace. The next time you find yourself grumbling about that “thing” that needs to be fixed, call for a handyman to come in and take care of it for you.