Many homeowners are well aware that there are a few small things wrong in one area of the house or another, but are reluctant to fix these things themselves or pay a large amount of money to hire a professional. If you're worried about paying a lot of money for what may just be a simple repair, it's best to talk to contractors who specialize in that repair.
Another tactic that's likely to get the job done right, that is often even less expensive, is to hire a handyman service. By bundling many simple home maintenance tasks together, you'll have the benefit of getting all of your small home repairs done on the same day by the same person. Make sure to have a list of the things you want done before you call.
Though most simple home maintenance is likely to require only basic tools, some of these smaller projects will require a specific tool or piece of hardware that isn't kept in the work van. Just about any simple home maintenance project can be handled by a handyman service, but there are a few tasks that a handyman might not be able to tackle during a quick visit.
Generally, painting, staining, or refinishing wood furniture, cabinetry, or flooring is a task that is better left to a painting company or a carpenter. Some minor electrical work, like upgrading a two prong outlet to a grounded three prong outlet, can be handled by a handyman service, but many electrical tasks must be performed by a certified electrician or electrical contractor.
DIY electrical repair work around the house is very cost efficient home owners need to be very careful when undertaking such projects. Whether you are trying to replace a fused bulb or fix a faulty electrical appliance you must always proceed with great caution.
As a homeowner, do an overall evaluation once a year to make sure nothing new needs to be added to the list. You may also get to subtract things, should you upgrade or remove something from your home.