You should always vet your home remodeling contractor to make sure they’re qualified for the job. In today’s post, we highlight the qualifications and qualities you should look for in a professional handyman.
Ask a prospective contractor about their insurance coverage. Hiring a contractor with workers’ insurance will protect you from any legal liabilities in case something goes wrong during the project.
Verify that the handyman is a registered member of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals (ACHP). To be accepted as a member, a contractor has to pass a certification exam to prove their knowledge of the trade. When working with an ACHP member, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive a high level of service.
Level of Expertise
The number of certifications a home remodeling contractor has should give you a good idea of their expertise. However, there are other ways to gauge a handyman’s level of expertise. One of them is to check the number of years they’ve been working in the industry.
Gauging the level of customer service you can expect from a handyman can be tricky. That’s because what counts as excellent customer service can be subjective. You can try going through a handyman’s online reviews. Keep in mind that a few negative reviews aren’t necessarily a red flag—misunderstandings can occur after all. If there’s a negative review, check how the handyman responded. This response sometimes gives you a better idea of the level of customer service they provide than several good reviews. Alternatively, you can ask for referrals from friends and family.
Looking for a reputable handyman in your area?
Northside Construction Services has 20 years of experience and is a proud member of the ACHP. We offer a wide range of professional exterior services, including home remodeling and home painting services. To get a free quote, call us at (404) 392-5858 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Alpharetta, Suwanee and Roswell, GA, as well as the surrounding communities.