When it comes to home repairs or renovation projects, it can be challenging to decide whether to hire a handyman or a contractor. At 702 Fixit, we understand the confusion, and we’re here to help you make the right choice.
Handyman vs. Contractor: What’s the Difference?
A handyman is a skilled worker who specializes in a wide range of home repairs and maintenance tasks. They typically work on small to medium-sized projects, such as fixing a leaky faucet or painting a room.
On the other hand, a contractor is a licensed professional who specializes in larger projects, such as remodeling a kitchen or building an addition to a home. They are responsible for managing the entire project, from start to finish, and usually have a team of workers who assist them.
Which One Should You Hire?
The decision to hire a handyman or a contractor depends on the type of project you have in mind. Here are some factors to consider:
- Project Size: If you have a small project that requires basic repairs, a handyman may be the right choice. For larger projects that involve major renovations, a contractor may be necessary.
- Required Skills: A handyman can handle a wide range of tasks, but they may not have the expertise to handle complex projects that require specialized skills, such as plumbing or electrical work. In such cases, a contractor may be the better choice.
- Legal Requirements: Contractors are required to be licensed and insured, while handymen are not. If your project requires permits or inspections, hiring a licensed contractor is essential to ensure that the work is up to code.
- Timeframe: If you need the work done quickly, a handyman may be able to start right away. Contractors, on the other hand, may have a backlog of projects and may not be able to start for several weeks or even months.
At 702 Fixit, we have a team of both handymen and licensed contractors to ensure that we can handle any project, large or small. We understand that every project is unique, and we’ll work with you to determine the best approach.
Deciding whether to hire a handyman or a contractor can be a tough decision, but at 702 Fixit, we’re here to make it easier for you. We’ll help you evaluate your project and recommend the best course of action. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let’s get started on your next home repair or renovation project.