How do I check on a home repairman without going to the Better Business Bureau?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. Eric Calderwood profile image81
    Eric Calderwoodposted 6 years ago

    How do I check on a home repairman without going to the Better Business Bureau?

    The BBB charges for it's services.  Is there a reputable way to check out home repairman for free?

  2. point2make profile image79
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    Require him/her to provide you with a list of past customers and call them to ask about the quality of the work and character of the repair person. . If they will not provide you with such a list DO NOT HIRE!!! Find someone else. References should always be demanded, and checked, for your protection and piece of mind.

  3. kevin.howell profile image60
    kevin.howellposted 6 years ago

    Check his work and ask for references.  The best place to check is where he gets his materials.  They can offer a lot of input on who is the best in town.

  4. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 6 years ago

    the online BBB doesn't cost anything. 
    you can check to see if the repair service has a BBB rating, whether there have been complaints, etc.

  5. ShootersCenter profile image73
    ShootersCenterposted 6 years ago

    Be careful hiring someone unlicensed, yesterday I went an looked at an electrical service on a home that a handyman replaced an electrical panel for them without a permit, he damaged the meter can, they are without power, everything this guy did was wrong. They paid the handyman $600, it's going to cost $1600 to replace and repair what he did and the power company couldn't get this on schedule until June 12th, so they're still without power. Just because they wanted to save some money, had they called me first it would have run about $950.

  6. tinagleisner profile image60
    tinagleisnerposted 6 years ago

    You must already know the BBB is rarely used to qualify businesses, mostly because people don't use them when there is a problem. I found them fair in the 2 instances where homeowners reported problems with my handyman business and ... if you don't realize, people often play the game because they don't want to pay their bill like one of my homeowners forced to sell their home.

    From my 8 years running a handyman business, you can learn a lot by searching for the business name and/or person. As one customer said, when I only found one complaint ... then I realized you were legitimate as sometimes there are problems, and sometimes there are problem customers (about 1 in 200 homeowners for me).

  7. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    One can check on "Angie's List" for opinions from others who have used the service (business or person)....AND, in many locations, there are licensing arrangements, so you can ask who licenses that function if the person offering their service is licensed (and bonded).....


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)