Welcome TO BRidgeton Handyman
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We are a locally owned professional handyman service company that is committed to providing the most outstanding handyman services in and around Bridgeton, New Jersey, including great Cumberland County. We are a fully licensed, bonded and insured handyman services company offering home repair, home maintenance, and home renovation services. Our singular focus is to complete customer projects with expertise, professionalism, and transparency. We handle all residential and commercial handyman services at reasonable prices and with meticulous workmanship.
We get it. Home improvements and building maintenance are never ending tasks; your list of must do, nice to have, and dream projects with regard to your home or building are a mile long. It's not easy to get around to those things, even if you are handy yourself, if you are running a business or simply living life as a family. Contributing to the issue are unreliable, dishonest handyman services with opaque pricing and shoddy work; even when you finally have the time and focus to decide which projects to start tackling, lackluster handyman services are extremely off-putting.
We understand how frustrating it can be to have a contractor or handyman start work either not finish it or not finish it to your standard and having to hire somebody else to complete the project or attempt to repair what should have been done correctly the first time. That's why we are fanatical about customer service and support. Our skilled tradespeople have years of experience in everything from epoxy flooring to home renovation; they carefully work with customers to understand the project, keeping them informed every step of the way of what will be done, why and how it meets the customers needs. The proper amount of communication upfront is the key to customer satisfaction we've found. And we truly believe it's what sets us apart and is the reason why customers keep choosing us for their residential and commercial maintenance, repair and renovation projects. If you're ready to start cutting down that to-do list, give us a call today to experience the difference.
WHy Call A handyman InStead of Doing it youself?
Short of rebuilding your house or business from the ground up or adding an extension or doing some other new construction, or completely changing a property's gas, electrical, plumbing or heating and cooling system for example, a professional experienced handyman can handle your job. That should clear up whether you should call a general contractor (you are building a new house, or new structure or adding on to an existing structure) or a specific skilled tradesperson (you are completely revamping the roofing system, plumbing system, electric system, heating and cooling system, or some other system of the a property, which would require an electrician, plumber, HVAC technician etc.). For everything else though, how do you know when to call a handyman or take on the job yourself?
The first consideration, which may seem obvious, is to consider your own skill. If you've never done a job before or a similar job before, you might think twice about attempting it yourself. The risks of attempting repairs you do not know how to do and learning on the fly or learning by doing are sundry: you could make the problem worse than it was to begin with, you can injure yourself, or you can seemingly fix the problem only for it to reappear later.; things like drain cleaning or drywall patching may seem simple into you run into a problem you can't fix. In addition, in attempting and failing to fix a problem, you will have lost time and exertion that cannot be reclaimed.
Another consideration is the complexity of the job. Even very handy non-professionals run into jobs that they cannot handle, or jobs where halfway through they realize they are in over their heads. A job like installing flooring or a garage floor coating for example, may require tools that you don't have lying around the house our would have to borrowed or rented. Or there are materials you cannot obtain or do not know where to obtain. Another example is exterior painting. Do yo really want to buy or rent all the scaffolding and equipment, and convince people to work with you over days and days?
A further consideration is the kind of property. Some people do not mind or enjoy knowing how various systems in their home work and maintaining them themselves. The like researching how to do things and take failures and successes equally in stride. But with a commercial property the situation is different. Commercial property owners have businesses to run, and usually do not have time to maintain and update whatever problem may come up on their property. Unless you are a landlord who owns a few properties or it's worth considering hiring a handyman to take care of the outstanding projects around your business property.
A final consideration is cost. It may seem counterintuitive, but the amount of time and energy it takes to complete a job to inferior standard, could be used to find a professional handyman who then in the remaining time completes the job to a higher quality than you are capable of. As long as the handyman has fair, reasonable pricing, you will have saved time on labor at the least. When you hire a professional handyman he or she fixes the problem the right way the first time, and you don't have to pay to make up for any mistakes you may have made in doing it yourself.
WHat to look for in a Good Handyman
Most states require businesses to be properly licensed before they operate and handyman businesses are no exception, as such you should make sure a handyman services company is fully licensed and insured. Licensure can run a couple of ways. It can refer to the license required by all businesses in certain jurisdictions to accept payment for products or services. Another kind of licensure is specific to the kind of services or products a business might be offering. For handyman services whether they need to be licensed or not depends on a number of factors including, the state, locality, how much is charged per job, and the kinds of jobs being performed. With licensure it's always important to know the rules of your jurisdiction and whether or not your handyman is following them.
A good handyman services company should also have the right insurance. If a handyman license or similar is required, it usually requires some kind of insurance. The two kinds of insurance that are essential to any handyman services company are general liability insurance which insurance the handyman against any accidents that happen on the job, and worker's compensation insurance which covers medical bills and loss of income should a worker be injured on the job.
Aside from licensure and insurance a good handyman company will offer a wide range of services. This includes interior services like bathroom remodeling or bathtub reglazing, and exterior services like siding installation and painting. They should have experience in the particular service you need and be able to provide references. They should be punctual and respond quickly to your inquiries. They should also be able to sign a written, detailed contract or agreement, which should detail the timeframe, cost estimate and procedures for payment. A good handyman is also willing to stand by their work with a warranty. They should guarantee their work and customer satisfaction.
What Can a Handyman DO?
Handyman is a hazy term. It is used to refer to anything from a person who fixes small things on a 'honey do' list like furniture assembly, interior painting, patching drywall, fixing flooring to full-blown home improvement and remodeling contractors who can complete everything associated with the addition of spaces and renovating rooms, like house painting, plumbing, electrical and roofing.
One way to categorize the kind of work different handyman companies do are maintenance, repair, and renovation. Maintenance refers keeping things in good working order and safe. For example a commercial maintenance handyman might be responsible for keeping a building in good working order. They would be able to maintain all the systems of a building that typically wear down. A good way to think of this are keeping ducts clean for air vents, freshening up and touching up paint, keeping gutters clean. Much of this maintenance is preventative. On the residential side, regular home maintenance are connected with the seasons often, gutter service in the fall, pressure washing and repairing siding in the spring, painting and staining decks and patios in the summer, and winterizing decks and patios in the winter, and keeping the interior of the home comfortable with the right shelving and flooring for example.
Repair is another big category of handyman services. Repairs can be broken down into day to day repairs, annual repairs and unplanned repairs. Day to day repairs happen most frequently occur with building systems that are used most. One good example of daily or weekly repairs happen with a building's plumbing system. Keeping pipes clear and water flowing smoothly is a weekly if not daily issue to stay on top of for large commercial buildings. Another example is the electrical system, blow fuses, broken switches and outlets regularly need to be maintained. Annual building repairs include replacing air filters, inspecting areas for pest and rodent damage, testing alarms, and replacing water and carbon monoxide filters.
Renovation and remodeling are perhaps the areas of work that divide comprehensive handyman companies from more amateur operations. Renovation and remodeling are often used interchangeably but they are not the same. Renovation strictly means renewing, upgrading or updating an already existing space or part of a building and usually connotes changing its appearance but not its structure. Remodeling on the other hand usually refers to changing the structure of a space using construction and or demolition. Many 'guy with a truck' handyman companies do no have the capacity or expertise to carry out remodels. Comprehensive companies like ours do though. Although we have handyman in our company name we are just as much home renovation and remodeling contractors and have completed kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, basement finishing and remodeling, and even home additions. Get in touch for references!