What does a Handyman Do?

Everyone loves to have a handyman close to take care of unprecedented accidents and repairs in the home. However, not many people know exactly what a handyman does.

People assume that they only fix things that are broken but here are some of the many things that a handyman does so if you are needing help with the following, you know who to call!


1. Drywall Installation

This is one of the more common tasks that a professional handyman does. Some handymen specialize only in installing new drywall during a home renovation or after a water damage repair job.

General handyman services usually have the equipment needed for measuring, cutting, and installing drywall boards in homes with excellent skill.

2. Fixture Replacement

Over time, the fixtures in our homes, such as kitchen faucets, cabinets, and lighting systems, will wear out and get damaged from regular use. Although you can easily install some home fixtures yourself, many homeowners don’t have the time to do it. They prefer to hire a professional to do the job. 

Since many fixture replacement jobs don’t need a license, they can be done by some general handyman service professionals. But there are situations where replacing a fixture such as a lighting system or faucet will need a special license.

3. Smart Home Upgrades

 A professional handyman installs smart home gadgets such as doorbells, thermostats, and sensors. You must ensure that the handyman has all the certifications needed to install these smart appliances. They must also be knowledgeable about electrical systems and other vital information.

4. Painting The Interior and Exterior of the Home

Of all the different handyman services that can be requested, painting the interior or exterior walls of a home is most common. Painting a home isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when people are living in it. 

Many homeowners would rather employ a handyman to paint their home instead of doing it themselves. Some property owners employ handymen to paint their houses to increase their appeal and value as well.

General handyman services usually accept painting jobs.  They have all the right tools such as paint rollers, drop cloths, tape, furniture covers, and ladders. Other handyman services may specialize in painting services because they’re very common.

5. Power Washing

Exterior walls, driveways, sidewalks, garage floors, roofs, and other surfaces can become extremely dirty, causing significant discoloration. Power washing can also be used as a primary property maintenance measure to maintain a home-looking pristine’s clean exterior.

However, only a few general handyman services have the right tools for power washing. A high-grade water compressor is usually very expensive and needs regular maintenance. This is why some professional handyman services don’t offer power washing services but if you’re thinking it’s pressure washing you need, then it’s best to research your options nearby.

6. Tile Installation

Most general handyman services can perform tile installation on a prepared subfloor. Even though tile installation work seems easy and simple, there’s a lot more work involved than just laying adhesive, smoothening it out, and placing a tile on it.

For instance, the handyman has to carefully measure the floor space to cut the tiles according to the floor’s size. They must also lay the tiles with precision to avoid crooked layouts. 

Lastly, non-vitreous tiles must be sealed to prevent them from getting soaked. Tiling professionals and handymen service providers with a lot of experience with flooring jobs usually have the right equipment to handle a tiling job.

A handyman can do more than fix broken things in the house. While it’s alright to fix some minor things in your home, you can hire a professional handyman. For more intricate jobs, make sure that handyman is certified and has the right tools. 

When researching a handyman to come help out at your house, it’s good to narrow it down to a few that have the experience and skill and even better if they specialise in what you’re after. BBI Professional Services are a Brisbane based team of handymen experts, and whether it be a small house repair, renovations or deck repair that you need, they would be happy to assist. If you’re in the area, give them a call and you can find out more at https://bbiprofessionalservices.com.au/.