I can’t do it all
howcolour/Shutterstock If your handyman says he can “do it all,” that’s a red flag. I’ve seen a guy who advertises handyman services on his truck that he mows grass, paints, does renovations, and builds houses. That’s not the guy you want to hire. Actually, a sure sign that you can trust me is if I tell you I’m not the best person to do a particular job and give you the name of someone else. Also, keep up with these things that smart homeowners do at least once a year.
Try to fix the problem yourself before calling me
howcolour/Shutterstock Before you call me about your clogged sink or shower drain, try a plunger or a Zip-It drain-cleaning tool. Neither requires you to take anything apart, and both often do the trick in just a minute or two. These are secrets your plumber isn’t telling you.