Whether you live alone, or with your family, you’ll know the amount of worry one faces when something technical in the house goes awry – the tap may start leaking, or a wire may short circuit. While one might know how to change a bulb themselves, (which, by the way, makes you a handyman), other repairs are not so easy. That is why some people take up handyman in Douglas– which is the term used to describe a job that includes repair work and basic maintenance.
Specific services: –
Such jobs include, but aren’t limited to these tasks/services:
- Keeping a place clean (sweeping the area, dusting vehicles, etc)
- Electrical repairs (Fixing a light switch that doesn’t work, or changing a burnt-out fuse)
- Painting of walls, windows, sidewalks, etc.
- Upkeep recycling, and disposal of trash
- Carry out the necessary protocols during emergencies like floods or fires.
How the term came to be: –
From as early as 1225, some vendors traveled by foot, or animal back, offering to sell various goods. As they traveled to different villages and homes, they needed a little more money sometimes for necessary expenses. So, they began to offer services, like repairing something or cleaning animals. These were paid for with cash most of the time. As they came in ‘handy’ when a job needed to be done, and traveling vendors were almost always men, the term ‘handyman jobs’ was coined to describe work of this nature.
The status today: –
In today’s world, where our busy lives don’t allow us to fix things by ourselves, various agencies provide these services in exchange for payment. However, these can often prove to be time–consuming, as they generally have a long wait – times. They can also seem slightly expensive, especially because the task itself may take less than 30 minutes to complete. So, it is more economical for one to have a set of basic tools, and, with the help of the internet, attempt to fix or repair trivial leaks. It may also turn out to be a good idea to bring out your creative side, and paint the walls or ceilings yourself!