Handyman Job Description
Professional handymen are general fix-it specialists who use problem-solving and technical skills to solve household maintenance problems. We complete tasks that are more complex than the typical homeowners skills allow. Our skills include the general knowledge needed to repair most tasks around a home or an office. These skills require technical knowledge across a wide range of skills, from electrical to plumbing, and carpentry.
We also have the knowledge to know when a licensed Plumber or an Electrician is the better option for you.
Handymen most commonly are asked to perform many different tasks and typically can perform these tasks during the same visit.
Most often the handyman will meet with the client and discover what needs to be done. A handyman then discusses the options in which the task can be achieved, taking into account the budget needs of the client and the best way to complete the project. A handyman will then create an estimate or a bid with a timeframe to complete the project.
Home or Office maintenance is a major duty for professional handymen. The tasks required to complete the client’s project may force the handyman to crawl into cramped places, work in confined spaces or be outside in inclement weather. In addition, most projects are complex and require the use of specialized tools or procedures.
Skills needed to be a handyman
A Handyman needs a wide range of skills and mechanical ability along with more tools that a specialist needs, Typical jobs include installing pet doors, appliances, light fixtures, electrical switches and worn out outlets, Faucets, sinks and replacement toilets along with that new gazebo or patio set from the wholesale club.
License requirements to be a professional handyman in Utah
Most handymen usually do not need specialized training or education for employment or private practice. However, complex tasks may require the use of specialized tools, specialized experience and training.
This is where being a professional handyman comes into play. Skills such as electrical work, plumbing repairs, laying tile, carpentry or drywall installation each require specialized tools and training.
The State of Utah requires a handyman to become licensed for any job including supplies or materials and labor over $1000. Being licensed can afford a professional handyman additional professional credibility and allows us here in Utah to have larger jobs up to $3000. Licensing also requires a licensed Handyman to have liability insurance, this protects the property owner.
Utah does not require any insurance for the unlicensed handyman. This is a major liability risk for the property owner, with any possible damages caused by workers on the property falling to the owner to recover.