Sacramento Remodeling Contractor Video: What’s the Difference Between Contractors and a Handyman?

You may not realize this, but there are major differences between a contractor and a handyman. Yes, both are good with home repairs and similar tasks. But the main difference is the scale of the job that each one is qualified to handle. But how do you know whether you should call a Sacramento remodeling contractor or a handyman for your job? In general, you should definitely call a contractor when you have a large home remodeling project. You should also be sure to call a contractor if your project involves more than one specialty or any type of design or planning. But if you have a simple home repair or maintenance task, a handyman may be the better bet.

More specifically, contractors handle larger projects from design through completion. For example, if you want to renovate your kitchen, putting in new countertops, cabinets, and/or flooring, then you really need to hire a Sacramento remodeling contractor for your job. Same is true if you need an experienced professional to handle a large job such as replacing your roof. But if you need something much simpler, like your curtains hung, your kitchen fixtures replaced, or your drain unclogged, a handyman might be the quicker and cheaper option. Just make sure they come highly recommended!

To learn more about the differences between contractors and handyman, and when each may be the right option for your job, please take a look at the video below:

To speak with an experienced contractor about your home remodeling project, please contact the professionals at Russ Johnson Construction here.


TITLE: What’s the Difference Between Contractors and a Handyman?

NARRATION: When trying to determine who you should hire for a particular job, consider the task. If it’s a specialized trade, be sure you hire that tradesperson, like a plumber or electrician, for example. If it’s little things that you could potentially be yourself, but you’re choosing not to, a handyman’s probably the right way to go.

Handyman services generally do smaller projects, such as home repairs or home maintenance needs. Contractors generally do larger jobs where it’s requiring multiple professional trades at the same job, at the same time. The most common requests are things such as home maintenance and small repairs, such as gutter cleanings or doing light fixture or faucet fixture replacements. Other things can be, like, hanging blinds or pictures or small stuff like that. Jobs like big electrical jobs or plumbing jobs would definitely be something to not let a handyman do, unless they have the proper licensing for it. Other jobs would be like big machinery jobs where they’re doing heavy landscaping or concrete work. I’d probably stick with the professionals on those.

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