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How to Pick a Qualified Home Repair Service near Girdwood Alaska

local Girdwood AK handyman contractorsHiring a handyman near Girdwood AK can be a cheaper option to doing various home repair or maintenance projects yourself that you have been avoiding.  With multiple family and work responsibilities, it can often be impossible to work on your list of home repairs, which can have a negative impact on home maintenance.  A Girdwood handyman is normally less expensive than licensed contractors who specialize in one area exclusively, such as plumbers or electricians.  And with their extensive and broad experience, they can eliminate costly mistakes you may make when installing a water heater, replacing a faucet, or putting in a new tile floor yourself.  There is nothing more frustrating than having to find someone to do the job correctly after you have made a mess of it!  Also, it can end up being more expensive than if you had hired a professional to begin with.   So, if you are thinking of doing some home improvements or repairing something either in or outside of your home, consider the advantages of hiring a experienced handyman instead.

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Why Hire a Handyman Instead?

Girdwood AK handymanSometimes it is best to leave it to the experts when considering home maintenance or repair, particularly when it involves a more complex project.  A qualified and experienced Girdwood AK handyman can not only get the job done fast but do it right the first time, saving you frustration and time for other obligations.  Oh, and also save you money.  But what are the benefits of hiring a handyman compared to other options, such as hiring a plumber,a carpenter or an electrician?  Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons that it makes sense to utilize handyman services for your next home project.

  • Charge by the hour. Most handymen in Girdwood AK charge by the hour and not by the job.  This means that you only pay for the time spent doing actual work and not pre-set service charges plus additional costs that could far exceed what a handyman charges.   They also tend to have lower overhead and no employees, so they can charge less than a typical plumber or electrician.
  • Can handle several projects. Perhaps you have a faucet that needs replacing, an outlet that needs to be changed out, and a bedroom that needs to be painted.  Instead of trying to find and coordinate with a reliable Girdwood AK plumber, electrician and painter, an experienced handyman can handle all of those projects.
  • Save money on materials. When you hire a contractor, generally they supply the materials at a mark-up.  When working with a handyman, you supply the materials, saving you money.  And often an experienced handyman has connections that they have established with Girdwood AK vendors offering them discounts that they can pass on to their customers.
  • The Go-To person for all home repair projects. The great thing about having the phone number for an experienced Girdwood AK professional handyman is that you don’t have to think about who to call when the toilet leaks or the ceiling fan stops working.  You just call your guy (or gal) and they come over and take care of the problem.  And if the job is a little more involved than they can handle, they can usually recommend a “specialist” to take care of your more advanced plumbing, electrical or HVAC needs.

Is Hiring a Handyman the Right Choice For You?

We all have home repair or replacement projects that we keep putting off that a qualified Girdwood AK handyman could take care of quickly and at a cost that is very reasonable and affordable.  So you no doubt agree that its more cost effective to have the project done once and right the first time by hiring a seasoned pro. Many handymen are skilled in several areas such as:

  • Door repair and installation
  • Drywall repair and installation
  • Painting and Plastering
  • Window repair or replacement
  • Minor plumbing or electrical services
  • Carpentry or Roof repair
  • Flooring installation and repair
  • Any general home repair, replacement or improvement

Steps to Hiring a Handyman

Girdwood AK handyman painterBeing comfortable with and having confidence in your Girdwood AK handyman is extremely important, especially since he or she will be working in your home or place of business.  The last thing that you want to do is hire someone who does not have the skills required to complete the project professionally or that will charge you more than the agreed upon price.  You also want someone who will stand behind his work.  So be sure to do your due diligence and follow these hiring guidelines when selecting and hiring your handyman.

  • Interview several prospects. As the song goes, you better shop around.  Be sure to speak with 3 or 4 candidates before making a selection.  Referral services, such as the one recommended on this website, can do the groundwork for you by providing pre-screened Girdwood AK handymen.  Be sure to ask about their experience, areas of expertise and rates.
  • Clearly define the project. Make sure your prospective handyman understands the scope and all details of the project.  It is important to make sure that it is within the range of his or her expertise and experience and not more appropriate for a licensed Girdwood AK contractor.
  • Ask for references. Get references from recent Girdwood AK customers who have used the handyman’s services, for similar projects if available.  Ask if they were completely satisfied with the work performed as well as the cost of services.  Also ask if they would hire the handyman again for future projects.
  • Get Agreement and Guarantee in writing. Make sure the terms are spelled out in writing, to include all fees involved and any guarantees for workmanship.  Since you are paying by the hour it is not as critical to get the exact project cost up front, especially for small jobs.  But there needs to be a formal understanding regarding hourly rate and if the Girdwood AK handyman stands behind his work.  And for longer projects, a start and completion date, along with estimated billed hours should be spelled out in writing before work begins.

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    Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska

    Girdwood is a resort town within the southern extent of the Municipality of Anchorage in the state of Alaska. Located near the end of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, Girdwood lies in a valley in the southwestern Chugach Mountains, surrounded by seven glaciers feeding into a number of creeks, which either converge within the valley or empty directly into the arm. Girdwood is typically accessed by the Seward Highway (Milepost 90), with the main line of the Alaska Railroad paralleling the highway. By road distance, most of the community lies within 35 to 40 miles (56 to 64 km) of Downtown Anchorage. According to 2017 survey, a little under 2,300 people live in the valley.

    Founded as a community to supply miners during the Turnagain Arm gold rushes of the 1890s, Girdwood was mostly a small, quiet place until the middle of the 20th century. Two events drastically altered that. The first was the establishment of Alyeska Resort along the slopes of Mount Alyeska, which became an international destination coincidental with Anchorage's civic promotion of itself as "The Air Crossroads of the World". The second was the 1964 earthquake, which devastated the original townsite located directly along the arm. Following the earthquake, most of the town moved further up the valley to a new townsite, though a few homes remained and a strip mall was later constructed along the Seward Highway. Historically dominated in the years since the resort's opening by seasonally-occupied vacation homes and seasonal activity at the resort, the opening of the Alyeska Prince Hotel during the 1990s has shifted the resort, and hence Girdwood as a whole, more towards year-round activity and a year-round economy. This has led to periodic debates about community growth and affordability of housing for resort workers, many of whom over the years have resorted to camping illegally on public lands.

    Girdwood still revolves heavily around seasonal activity, with skiing and snowboarding at Alyeska Resort bringing visitors and their money into the community. Summer activities are also popular, which include hiking, fishing and rafting. The Girdwood Forest Fair, held every July, is the community's most significant visitor attraction apart from resort-related activities. Girdwood is located within the northernmost extent of rain forest on Earth, and also serves as the closest point of access to Chugach National Forest from Anchorage proper.

     

     

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