If you’re one of the millions who have tackled a ‘do-it-yourself’ type job only to find you can’t actually “do it yourself” and you’ve just made the problem twenty times worse, here’s a useful tip: call a professional handyman who has a proven track record of solving just that sort of problem and get it done right the first time. Chances are you’ll save more than enough time, money and aggravation to make that call worth your while.
For Londoners in need of assistance, there are a number of firms serving various areas, many of them specialists who deal with the typical plumbing or electrical problems that bedevil even the handiest do-in-yourself enthusiast. Experienced plumbers, electricians, builders and decorators working with the correct tools and know-how are your best bet if you need something fixed, built or improved in your home or business.
Say you have a leaky shower or bathtub and you’ve tried caulking around the edges but somehow it’s still leaking. Before you have major damage or a bathroom disaster such as a caved-in ceiling, call a pro from one of the local handyman services in London. Many of these services can also take care of repair and/or installation of radiators and boilers, neither of which you want to be without, but unless you’ve had some training and experience, trying to do the job yourself is risky to say the least.
Electricity is a mystery to many if not most householders; you don’t want to mess with it if you’re a total novice, as you’re just as likely to get it wrong as get it right, and the results can be, well, ‘shocking’. Reliable handyman services are available to get the job done whether it’s a total re-wiring, fitting inside or outside lighting or just repairing/replacing old sockets and switches.
A surprising majority of people find they simply don’t have enough shelf or closet space to keep order in their homes and lives, but makeshift shelving looks like what it is, and sometimes makes the situation worse instead of better. Call a pro and get proper shelves installed, custom tailored to your specific needs and space. Some will also build you a new wardrobe or cabinet, made to order and designed to enhance rather than detract from your decor.
Speaking of décor, nearly everyone has the urge to upgrade, renovate and/or just change the look of a room or rooms, but laying a new floor, building a room or adding a partition to change the layout is often a bit beyond the skills and patience of anyone lacking experience in the business. An improvement such as tiling, coving, plastering and even wallpapering can take an exorbitant amount of time and still come out looking like it was done by an amateur – if it’s done by an amateur.
In many cases you’ll be doing yourself a favour if you call on a professional handyman service. These companies have built their reputations on customer satisfaction, so you can usually be assured that the work required will be done in a competent and timely manner. You should be able to get a free estimate of the cost and time involved; just be sure to ask questions and clarify the details before signing a contract.