Spring Spruce Up: Home Improvement Tips
MIAMISBURG — The Handyman Ace hardware store in Miamisburg has been busy the last few days.
As the weather gets warmer a lot of folks are planning home improvement projects and often deciding whether to tackle it themselves. Michelle Fitzpatrick is the Assistant Manager at the Handyman Ace Hardware in Miamisburg.
“When they hesitate there just not too for sure you can read your customer and they will almost tell you themselves,” said Fitzpatrick.
If you think the “Do It Yourself” route is for you, there are three questions you should ask yourself:
First, do you really know what you are doing? And be honest, a botched project could cost more to fix than the original project.
Next, could you hurt yourself? Forget the embarrassment what if you are seriously injured…
And finally, what is your time worth? Experts say sometimes if you don’t have a lot of free time it might make more sense to just hire someone.
So if you decide to hire a professional Jim Hellman says be sure to do your homework.
“Call the better business bureau there the best place to go we belong to the better business bureau and have been for a number of years they keep a good check they can tell you who is reliable and who is not,” said Hellman.
The owner of Dunn Well Construction, Jim Hellman says his goal is leaving his customers 100 % satisfied.
“Get more than one estimate,” said Hellman.
Hellman also said be realistic, good work takes time and overnight promises can be a warning sign.
Hellman told us, “Anyone of us who have been the business for while has worked back-up, we are not sitting by the phone waiting to do the job today.”
Experts say depending on how your home improvement project turns out, it can be one of the best decisions you ever made but it can also but one of the worst if the word scam comes into the picture.
“If a guy says he has to be payed up front that’s a problem we for payment of material alone and then we get paid at the end of job,” said Hellman.
He went on to say that if a deal sounds to good to be true it probably is.