Whether you have a big or small house, maintaining it can be a real struggle. For those times when you may not have the time or the tools to accomplish everything on your to-do-list, you need a handyman or woman to work for you whenever there is a need.
If you need a helper to repair or improve your home, you need this so-called “handyman” or woman. There are several specialisations of handyman or woman. They include painting, tiling, and carpentry.
The best way to find a repair person is from word-of-mouth referral. You might know them from your family and friends.
But how can you find a handyman or woman on the internet? You can certainly find someone from social media. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram are all great places to find trusted and professional handymen or women. Alternatively, you can also find information about repair people from other websites.
One of the popular jobs is a tiler. If you need someone who is professional and trained to install tiles on the kitchen floor, bathroom wall, or other specific surfaces, you need a tiler. Laying tiles may look easy, but all sorts of problems can occur if you didn’t know how to do it by yourself. So, to do it properly, you may need a tiler. Looking for a tiler is not an easy job; it can be risky because you want to make sure that you get one that is qualified, experienced, and that will do an excellent job for you. To find a professional tiler, you have to consider the following first:
- Ratings & Reviews
Take a look through online directories to find pre-screened professionals in your area. Look for tilers who have good skills and have a lot of experience with the kind of work you need. Read their ratings and reviews to get a sense of the job they can do for you.
- Proof of Insurance
Homeowners or contractors need insurance to protect themselves and pay for repairs if something goes wrong. Make sure every professional tiler you consider working with has proof that they have current coverage.
- Request an Agreement & Contract
Once you’ve got an agreement or contract in writing, you will have a much better idea of what to expect from the professional. You need more than a verbal estimate from a professional tiler. You have to make sure the contractor can deliver your requests. Whether complicated, custom or basic work, ask them for a copy of the design plans and timeline as well.
A tiler will usually charge you an hourly rate that includes labour and the materials required to lay the tiles (grout, adhesive, etc.) But be aware that this hourly rate does not include the cost of the tiles. It’s also probably best to check local tilers for hire in your area, as they will generally be cheaper.
Usually, tilers have contacts and relationships with different suppliers, and because of these relationships, you can get a better price on tiles. This is called trade pricing.
Saving money on the overall cost is an advantage you may want to take them up on. By finding the best person for the job, you won’t just cut down on labour costs – good tilers also can reduce the overall cost of the job with their contacts and access to discounted rates.
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