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The worst part of home ownership? Finding plumbers, electricians, carpenters…

General Michael Distefano 6 Jul

There are quite a few online services that help you locate people in the home maintenance and repair business, including:

HomeStars: A database of contractors and tradespeople, with reviews. There were mixed comments about the experience of using this service. One reader said he’s had good success using HomeStars, while a couple of others said good reviews do not necessarily mean you’ll be happy with the work.

Houzz: A website offering reno design ideas and a way to connect with construction pros.

Jiffy: Quickly connects you with home maintenance people, with pre-set rates.

ProjectUp: Launching this month, ProjectUp offers the opportunity to post your project on the website and have contractors bid on the project.

https://setter.com/: Bills itself as a “personal home manager” that will help you find people to tackle all your household jobs.

Referrals from neighbours, family and friends: A few people mentioned that they used contractors who had already done work for their neighbours.
Community Facebook pages: These are a great place to ask for referrals. Google and Yelp ratings: They’re worth checking before you hire someone.

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