9 Reasons You Should Call a Handyperson to Get the Job Done

Stacy Sare Cohen
Written by Stacy Sare Cohen
Updated November 10, 2021
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Check those home projects off your to-do list by calling a handyperson

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When you discover your toilet has sprung a leak and your patio doors keep getting stuck, there’s one person who can get both jobs done: a handyperson. They have the expertise and the tools to make repairs so you don’t have to sweat.  

Here are some signs that it’s time to call a local handyperson.

1. You Don’t Have the Energy to Do the Job

Between work, errands, and family, life can get hectic. And sometimes the last thing you want to do is tackle that leaky faucet. A handyperson takes the weight of the problem off your shoulders so you can focus on other things.

2. You Don’t Want to Climb a Ladder

If you have a home project that requires climbing a ladder, it’s always best to call a pro instead. While it’s certainly possible to clean your gutters or replace a light on a tall ceiling yourself, ladders make the project much more dangerous.

3. You Know Your DIY Limits

You may love a good weekend DIY project, but you know there are some projects you’re just not skilled enough to do yourself. Maybe painting your house is your cup of tea, but when it comes to replacing a door, you’d rather hire a pro.

4. Your Sliding Door Keeps Getting Stuck

It’s finally pool season, but the sliding glass door to the backyard keeps getting stuck and falling off the track. Pick up the phone and call a handyperson to get your sliding door (and pool time!) back on track.

5. Your Drains Are Clogged

When your shower or sink drain builds up with hair or soap scum and drain cleaner just isn’t working, you’ll need to have a pro snake your drain. The job will only take a few minutes.

6. Your Doors Won’t Close Correctly

When your bathroom and bedroom doors won’t close properly, it puts a damper on your privacy. But when the door that won’t close is your front or back door, that can cause a security risk, and you need to call a professional on the double. Handypeople can take care of the task in a few hours so your home is safe and secure.

7. Your Kitchen Sink Faucet Is Loose Again

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When your kitchen sink faucet keeps getting loose and swiveling, it's not only an annoyance, it can cause a leak. You may have tightened the nut over and over again, but it doesn’t seem to fix the problem. If you’re not handy with small plumbing jobs, a handyperson can diagnose the problem and fix it once and for all.

8. You Need Appliances or Fixtures Installed

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Buying new lighting and ceiling fan fixtures can update your space, provide essential light, or comfort on hot days, but someone needs to install them. 

Instead of hiring a plumber to install a bathroom sink or a washing machine, you can hire a handyperson for less. Other home installations handypersons do include:

9. You Have a Few Odd Jobs That Need Attention

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Have you bought a new piece of art but don’t know how to hang it straight? Is the exterior of your house filled with grime and dirt and in need of a good power washing? A handyperson can help. Additional miscellaneous jobs handypersons do include:

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