Protecting our aged community at home
Getting older significantly affects our mobility. When you lose mobility or have special needs, it can make many of the jobs around the house you once found easy a lot more difficult, if not impossible.
You still have your independence, but sometimes you need a helping hand with the more physically demanding household tasks. Fortunately, an Adelaide handyman can help you keep your home in good order, but you need to find one you can trust.
Here are just a few of the jobs your Adelaide handyman can help you with and how you can make sure you only work with the best.
- Gutter and deck cleaning, general outdoor maintenance
- Painting doors and rooms
- Flyscreen repairs and replacement
- Fixing leaky taps
- Internal home repairs and fixing broken items
- Wall mounting flat-screen TVs and furniture assembly.
Commitment to safety
Adelaide handymen may need to work at heights and with power tools and glass, so their commitment to safety is critical. Good handymen are also aware that accidents can happen, so they should be fully insured before starting work on your property. This way, you know your handyman and your property are covered should anything happen during their work.
You should also consider a handyman experienced with NDIS and aged care, as they will have a deeper understanding of your needs.
There are too many handymen out there who are not experienced enough to do many of the jobs asked of them and won’t complete the work to a high standard. You can easily check the work ethic of any Adelaide handyman you are considering by asking for references or checking their reviews online. Also, their length of time in the handyman business is a good indication of their work ethic because dodgy handymen don’t last long.
You don’t want a handyman who is too cheap because that usually means they are working without insurance or business registration. Naturally, you don’t want to be overcharged either.
Ask around with friends and neighbours who may have used handymen in the past about what they paid. Doing this will give you a ballpark figure about what is a fair rate.
For major work, like cleaning gutters, or painting, you should always get a written quote before giving the go-ahead.
Communication and presentation
People in the market for a handyman don’t want to go on the hunt for one every time a light bulb or door needs changing, so you want one you can talk to and who understands your needs.
If your handyman presents well, is friendly and courteous, and gives you honest, genuine answers to all your questions, then you’ve probably found a good candidate for yourself or your aging parents.
Did you know Adelaide Home Repairs works in the aged care space?
Tim Wright and his team can assist you with a range of internal and outdoor property maintenance services across Adelaide. They pride themselves on offering value, quality, and peace of mind for special needs and aged homeowners, including support for NDIS and My Aged Care.
Find out more about our handyman support services for the elderly and disabled right here.