So you want to know what it takes to become a HandyMan? Well just follow this article and I will explain in my opinion what it will take to become a Handyman. First off you must have some commonsense. You can have all the computer knowledge in the world but if you want to replace an outlet receptacle and start undoing the wires before thinking about turning the power off then you are going to shock the crap out of yourself. If you are replacing a kitchen faucet and you untighten the supply hose without shutting the inlet water valves you are going to flood the place. You must think before you do in the Handyman trade. Common Sense !
So what exactly is the definition of a handyman? A handyman is basically a jack of all trades that can take on countless small tasks around the house and complete them without calling a professional to do so and burn a hole in your pocket. The easiest of these tasks would probably be painting the outside of your house or repainting a kitchen. The more advanced tasks a handyman might do is to replace a air conditioning unit like a condenser and air handler. Just think about all the household things that there are …. we have faucets, sinks, counter tops, garbage disposals, refrigerators, ovens, range hoods, smoke detectors, installing a secure closet rod that wont fall as soon as you hang a couple pairs of pants and shirt on it, installing ceiling fans, light fixtures, changing locks, re-keying locks to a master key, toilet maintenance, leaky tub faucet handles, small carpet repairs, outlets, light switches, water heaters, thermostats, garage door openers, closet doors, sliding glass doors, window screens, washers and dryers… a true handyman would know how to troubleshoot and fix any of these things without paying a professional.
So how do you learn how to do all this handyman stuff? Easy. get an Hvac license then get a job as a maintenance technician at older apartment complex. I say old apartment complex because their everything is breaking. The more stuff thats breaking the more stuff that needs repaired. I myself have been in the Handyman apartment deal for about 2 years now and there is probably nothing in a house I couldn’t fix, and if I didn’t know to fix it I knew a fellow handyman drinking buddy that did. I mean what if you’ve locked yourself out of your house ? What if the only way you knew to get in was to break a window that would cost over 100 dollars to replace ? When actually its very easy to break into a window with out actually breaking it..(most of them)…or you could easily just break or drill the lock and replace the lock. (unless its an expensive one then you might be better off calling a locksmith). So do you think you have what it takes to be a handyman? Stay tuned as I will be posting many articles on “how to’s” of being a handyman. Best vacuum pumps