Ready to Help! The Ultimate Handyman Service Guide

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Friendly, reliable, responsive, and strong ethics and standards — these are traits to look for when choosing the best man. The best handyman, that is.

It may be tricky to find a great handyman or handyman service in Frisco that you know you can trust with your home or business if you don’t know how to look for one.

So, where do you even start? Your handyman is someone who you will entrust with the important responsibility of fixing up your home, so it's important to pick the right Frisco handyman service.

You probably have a lot of questions. We have all the answers. This Frisco handyman service guide has everything you need to know.

What Exactly Does a Handyman Do?

Just about everything! A handyman is a skilled and experienced "Jack of all trades" who can complete a wide range of home improvement jobs or repairs you would probably rather not do yourself.

"Handy" is defined as either "convenient" or "good with hands or tools." A handyman should be both.

The difficulty is that just about anyone can call themselves a handyman and charge for this service.

Our company, Mr. Handyman of Frisco, is your one-stop shop for a wide range of home maintenance and repair solutions. Local service technicians are highly skilled craftsmen. You know they will get the job done right the first time.

A Handyman vs. a Contractor

First, ask yourself, "How big is the job?" If the job in question is a large project that will require a lot of people and resources, you probably need a specialized contractor.

Yet, if the job is a small one (or multiple jobs for that matter), a handyman service provider might be your best bet.

List of Handyman Jobs

Assembly: The bane of everyone's existence is probably furniture assembly. Looking at you, Ikea. A handyman is the perfect person to hire to do this job for you.

Because turning your entire house upside down looking for that #433 screw you could've sworn was right next to you for your KOLBJÖRN cabinet is just not worth the headache.

Mr. Handyman of Frisco offers all sorts of assembly services ranging from furniture to fences and even grills.

Installation: This includes everything from countertop to crown molding to door installation. Mr. Handyman even has a baby proofing service that gets your house ready and safe for your bundle of joy.

Carpentry: Go for the best quality handyman service provider you can find for a job like this. Anything less and you may end up with sloppy-looking work.

With an average of 10 years of experience, our home improvement professionals are skilled carpenters and furniture builders.

Decks and Patios: There is a lot of pride in adding a new deck to your backyard in time for summer. With that pride comes a lot of stress.

It's best to leave this job to a professional because your deck will be exposed to the natural elements, and there is a lot when it comes to the proper construction, installation, and maintenance of decks and patios.

Already have a deck? Mr. Handyman can come in and perform our power washing or pressure washing service and blast away all the built-up dirt and debris from your deck or patio and bring it back to its former shining glory.

Home Exterior Jobs and Repairs: Your home's exterior is essentially the first thing people see when they look at your house and is often their first impression of your household as a whole.

People love to use the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover." The truth is, neighbors, guests, friends, and family often judge you by your home's exterior. So, why not give them the best impression you can?

Aside from looks, maintaining your home's exterior and structural integrity will prevent more costly repairs in the long run.

Home exterior jobs and repairs range from fence installation/repair, gutter cleaning/repair, pressure washing services, stucco repair, awning installation, and the most festive of our services, holiday lighting, and decoration.

Sit back and relax while we make you the envy of your neighborhood!

Painting: Sometimes, all a room or a piece of furniture needs is a new coat of paint to freshen it up and give it a new look! Whether it's an interior or outdoor paint job, a handyman can take care of it for you.

Windows: Windows help bring natural light (fantastic for your health) and can breathe life into any room. We can take care of the installation and repair of windows as well as weatherproofing them for a more energy-efficient home.

Where Do I Find a Handyman Service Provider?

You can start by asking around and seeing if anyone knows or can recommend a good handyman or Frisco handyman service provider.

Word of mouth is a common way to shop around, but understand that someone else's standards or idea of what makes a good handyman may not be the same as yours.

An excellent way to look around would be to search online for local handyman service providers and read their reviews.

We have a page dedicated to reviews and we even took it a step further by making a page dedicated to samples of our past work. Confirm for yourself that you can expect the best quality service from us!

What to Look For

As we said in the beginning, look for someone (or a company) that is friendly, reliable, responsive, and has strong ethics and standards.

Look for a Handyman or Handyman Service Provider With These Qualities:

  • Reliable - This is the person or company you will be trusting with fixing up your home, so you need to know that this is going to be someone you can rely on.
  • Skilled - A skilled handyman with quality workmanship is one of the most important things to look for when looking for a handyman. Experience and excellent reviews and references are a great ways to assess someone's level of skill.
  • Respectful - If they don't respect your time, how can you be sure they'll respect your home? Respect is also an essential value to us at Mr. Handyman, so we make sure to treat you and your home with respect. We wear booties to protect your flooring and clean up when we're finished.
  • Professional - They abide by strong ethics and service standards.
  • Insured - Always make sure the handyman or his service provider is licensed and insured. Insurance ensures that you, as the homeowner, are not liable for injury or damage done in case an accident occurs during the project. If they provide workers' compensation insurance to their employees, you'll know you're dealing with a handyman service provider that cares about their team.
  • Realistic and Honest - You know you're talking to a good handyman or service provider when they are honestly realistic with your expectations and admit when a request is outside their scope of work.

We at Mr. Handyman are committed to serving homeowners with old-fashioned, friendly, and reliable service. We prioritize the customer service experience and want to make the entire process as worry-free as possible.

Quality service when dealing with our customers is as important to us as it is when dealing with our craft. We hire quality technicians with an average of 10 years of experience in the field, so you know they will get the job done right and on time.

What to Avoid/Red Flags

There are a lot of horror stories out there when it comes to hiring the wrong handyman. So, you must do your research and due diligence to look out for any of these red flags.

  • Asking for cash upfront - If a handyman asks for the entire payment in cash upfront before even starting the job, run. A reputable handyman or their service provider will have no problem accepting payment upon completion of work.
  • Overambitious and unrealistic promises - These are the people that try to sell you a pie in the sky at a too-good-to-be-true price. They should be honest about what is in the scope of their work and what they can and cannot do.
  • Refuses to verify or provide references - A handyman or handyman service provider should be more than happy to share testimonials from past customers. If they are reluctant to share positive feedback, your best bet is to find one that will.
  • Lowest Bidder - The lowest bid could also translate into low-quality workmanship or service.

When it comes to your home, you want the best quality service you could find because the cost of fixing mistakes or re-doing the project could be more costly in the long run.

The Interview

After doing your research and finding the handyman or handyman service provider you would like to move forward with, it's time to figure out what questions you're going to ask.

Ask about their process, their experience, references, and if they can show you past samples of their work.

Businesses can usually offer rough or ballpark estimates when you ask about rates. Be cautious if they are already quoting you an exact price before visiting your premises.

Be Specific About What You Want

Be precise about your problem and what you want; that way, your handyman can adequately assess the situation and figure out what needs to be done.

So You've Found the One

Congrats! Having a trusting relationship with your handyman is like having a great relationship with your doctor or your child's teacher.

Be sure you're always ready to be involved especially if the handyman is on-site and any related questions arise regarding the job. Treat your handyman with the same respect you would want him to treat you.

How to Prepare for a Handyman's Home Visit

It doesn't hurt to make their job a little bit easier; in fact, it could also make the process run more smoothly. The last thing you need is your labrador running around the work area.

Here are some tips to help make the job go well:

  • Prepare Your Restroom - Just like you would treat a house guest, be sure to stock up the room with toilet paper, soap, and towels. Imagine the embarrassment of going over to someone's home, especially someone you have never met before, using their restroom, and realizing they're out of toilet paper.
  • Move Your Furniture - Move furniture or other items away from where the handyman is going to be working before your handyman arrives. This extra step will save time and energy when it comes to having your job completed.
  • Secure Your Pets - Make arrangements for your pets to avoid any further chaos. Some dogs get excited and happy when a new visitor arrives whiles others may be frightened or aggressive. Designate a safe and secure area of your home or consider leaving them with a friend or relative.
  • Secure Your Children - Children may get lost in the excitement of a new visitor which could add to further chaos or delays in the completion of the job. Curious little Benjamin could spend all day asking Mr. Handyman questions like what each tool is and what they do, or about a favorite color. We'll admit, their curiosity is cute, but it does delay the project when we're unable to focus. Especially if there are dangerous tools nearby. Designate a safe and secure area of your home for your children or consider having a friend or relative watch them for the day.

Mr. Handyman's Guarantee

At Mr. Handyman, we believe in exceptional service and quality workmanship, which is why we back every job we do with our "Done Right Guarantee." You can relax knowing we guarantee our workmanship and the products we purchase.

If there is a problem with the workmanship performed by a Mr. Handyman technician or with a product provided by Mr. Handyman, just give us a call and we'll send someone out to make it right.

Your Peace of Mind

When it comes to finding the right handyman or handyman service provider, always remember to prioritize your peace of mind. Our ultimate guide prioritizes your sanity because we believe in finding the kind of handyman that will make the experience as worry-free as possible.

We hope this guide answered any of the questions you had about finding and hiring the right handyman service provider.

If you have any other questions, feel free to call us to get in touch with our friendly staff of office professionals. They will answer all your questions and help you schedule your next service with us.