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Tips For Choosing A

HANDYMAN LET’S FACE IT: NOT EVERYONE IS A BORN NATURAL WITH A HAMMER AND SAW. Fortunately, hiring a handyman to

do a variety of specialized chores around the house is a relatively easy process. Here’s what you need to know in order to make your choice a bit simpler. At one time, a handyman was someone who did odd jobs around a household or ran errands, usually for minimal compensation. That definition is changing rapidly in today’s society. Now many people who provide these types of services are considered contractors, and are licensed and insured. Instead of having a separate person for every job, they specialize in many types of work and can handle even the longest “Honey Do” list. From general repairs to plumbing work, these professionals can usually handle every task you can throw at them.

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willing to spend. You should be prepared to buy the necessary items to complete the work, so figure that into your budget. If you are unsure of what you need, you should ask the person before agreeing to begin the work. That way you will know what the costs will be up front and won’t have an expensive surprise when the work is complete. When you first meet with the person you want to do the work, you should ask him about his experience and if he has had any training in the areas in which you need work performed. While some may have had no formal education in repair work, many have had informal training such as an apprenticeship. Others just may have a lot of practice. It is up to you to decide if you are comfortable with their skills.

The best form of advertising is word-ofmouth, so ask your neighbors, friends, and family if they know someone that can handle the job. More often than not they can point you in the right direction. In most states, you do not have to be licensed to perform general labor of this nature. You should check your local or state laws to see if it is required where you reside. You should also inquire if the contractor is insured and bonded. This will protects you from any potential mishaps.

There are some franchises now that have insured and bonded professionals working for them. While you may wind up paying more for these services than you would for someone who only performs these services in their spare time, you may feel more comfortable knowing that these companies are licensed, insured, and bonded, and are very aware of their reputations. Many times they will have a contract with guarantees for you to sign before work begins. Some “part-time” workers will also have contracts, but they tend to be less formal.

Before contacting a potential helper, you should make a list of all of the things you want or expect this person to do, as well as a general time frame in which you expect it to be done. You should also have a good idea of how much you are

It is ultimately up to you to decide what type of professional you choose to perform your household repairs and chores. Arming yourself with information is your best bet for getting the job done to your satisfaction and within your budget.

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Acupuncture

Teresa XU Acupuncture Associates................................................................... 33

Consulting

Green Stories, LLC............................................................................................ 16

Day Spa

Spavia of Ridgewood.......................................................................................... 3

Decorative Artist

Pislaru Studios.................................................................................................... 9

Design Build

GreenStories, LLC............................................................................................. 16

DJ

DBoy Entertainment.......................................................................................... 23

Memory Makers................................................................................................ 25

Dog Grooming

Doggies Den..................................................................................................... 23

Entertainment

DBoy Entertainment.......................................................................................... 23

Memory Makers................................................................................................ 25

Furniture Repair

Touch of Class Fine Finishing............................................................................... 9

Handyman

Buddy’s Mechanical Contracting LLC................................................................ 11

Health & Wellness

Best Care Wellness........................................................................................... 12

E. Quantum Breakthroughs............................................................................... 18

Home Furnishing

Touch of Class Fine Finishing............................................................................... 9

Insurance

Geisenheimer Insurance Agency............................................. Back Outside Cover

Interior Design

JV Design Style LLC.......................................................................................... 15

Laurence Carr Design........................................................................................ 31

Massage

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Patient Advocacy

Enlightening Results.......................................................................................... 32

Personal Fitness

Kellie Strong, LLC..................................................................... Front Inside Cover

Photographer

Christopher Lane Photography.......................................................................... 36

Real Estate

Mary Gentiluomo - RE/MAX Integrity.......................................... Back Inside Cover

Steven Reger - Bergen County Properties......................................................... 27

Sober Living

The Akron House.............................................................................................. 36

Therapist

Lance Stern LCSW........................................................................................... 17

Lukin Center for Psychology.............................................................................. 34

Wealth Management

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James Cassa - Cassa Wealth Management..................................................12-13

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