– change window panes
— Wiring Home Theater Components
Here are some examples of jobs that typically require a licensed specialist:
– add ladder
– installing a new roof
— Installing a fireplace or wood stove
– building a raised deck
– installing or replacing certain plumbing fixtures such as water heaters
– major remodeling
– install in new window
– Construction of a retaining wall to prevent soil erosion or erosion
– Any work requiring repair or modification of existing electrical, plumbing or gas systems
Some additional tips:
Some handy services have special licensing or have specialized trades on staff, so don’t hesitate to ask if they have a plumber or electrician available for licensed work.
Whether you hire a handy service or specialized contractor, make sure it carries liability insurance and obtain the necessary permits for the job.
Most handy service companies charge by the hour, and their jobs often take much less time than that. To make the most of your handyman’s time, make a list of all the small jobs you want to cover in one go. The person you hire to fix some drywall and mount the TV may be able to repair a leak or hang a light fixture already in your home.
Make sure you know ahead of time who will be responsible for supplying the materials. If you have specific materials you want to use for your project, you’ll save time by purchasing them in advance and not having to charge a handyman’s time to pick them up.