handyman using a drill

The Handyman Can… the handyman can cause it takes lots of skills to make the repairs go well” Ok- you know I am getting punchy when we start singing the ‘Candy Man Can’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; admit it -you joined in.

But I have to say – a great handyman can make YOUR world better – by fixing things and solving problems around the house. Let’s face it, the position is a bit underrated and even possibly disrespected. We are here to set the record straight: a true handyman (like the ones employed by Pink Hammer) is a very highly skilled individual with years of diverse experience and knowledge and he or she deserves the utmost respect.

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a handyman is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, are both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as “side work”, “odd jobs” or “fix-up tasks”. Part troubleshooter, part carpenter, a dash of plumber- often a handyman is walking in with little background on the home repair. Not to mention, there is no manual that comes with a home. Every house is different – from the way it was built to the repairs and renovations that were done to it over the years.

So, why am I writing about all of this? I think its important to ask questions as to the level of talent you are getting when you hire a handyman service. Because after all, anyone can call themselves a handyman; someone who is kind of handy might slap on a tool belt and start offering services as a handyman. But, being handy does not necessarily make someone a good handyman. Here are some things you should be looking for in a good handyman (service):

  • Someone with more than 5 years’ experience in home repairs; it takes many more years than 5 to become a truly skilled craftsman, but a minimum of 5 years is a good start
  • A person who is multi-skilled – they should have some experience in carpentrydrywall, electrical, plumbing, and tile work at a minimum. As mentioned before, when doing home repairs, anything can happen so the more skills your handyman has, the better equipped he/she will be to correctly complete your home repair.
  • Someone who is a good trouble-shooter and can “think on his feet.”
  • A good handyman should also have good communication skills. It is important as a homeowner that you understand what your handyman is doing, because it is your home, after all. A good handyman not only has the ability to perform your repair, but he/she can explain it in a way that you can understand it.

The good news is that we have already done the hard work for you. These are the exact requirements we look for when we hire our handymen. So, when you use Pink Hammer for handyman services, you can be assured that your handyman fits the definition of a true, skilled craftsman and that your home repair will be done quickly, efficiently and correctly.

Tell us what you look for in a great handyman.