Getting homerepairs done

I am a senior now living alone in my small house on 2 acres. The maintainence on this property and house are eating me alive. How do I find a reliable handyman that isn't a serial killer?

  7 answers
  • Joy James Joy James on May 10, 2018
    in England try Age uk.
  • DougDianne Archer DougDianne Archer on May 10, 2018
    Get recommendations from neighbors or local Better Business Bureau.. There's a new PC application I just signed up here where live and localized to my specific area called & there are locals recommending others or specific professionals on saying I live in the area.. even wives recommending their spouse as in "my husband is a master plumber". Doug
  • Tere Watkins Tere Watkins on May 11, 2018
    My mom and I offered room and board to our housekeeper who was also quite the handyman. He stayed with us until he married.
  • Ellis Ellis on May 11, 2018
    Do you attend a church, or have several in your town? You might ask the church office if they have a list of people who do handyman work for congregants. Also, if your town has a senior citizen office or club, you might inquire there.
  • Gina Trombino Gina Trombino on May 11, 2018
    Please be careful and have someone with you while they do the work, a good friend or family member. Get references from people you actually know.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 11, 2018
    Websites like,, and
    professional who they vet. Actually, Angie’s List lets you read reviews from customers.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 11, 2018
    Check with your local senior center. They sometimes have older gentlemen (in good shape) looking to pick up extra jobs to supplement their income. Some centers keep a roster of seniors looking for extra work. My office hired a part time runner one time this way. He was great, we loved him.