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3 Common Jobs To Hire A Handyman For

There are so many excellent handymen in South Africa. You might not know how to do the job, or you might just be too busy to do it yourself, or you might not have the tools you need to finish the job. Whatever the reason, there is nothing wrong with hiring a handyman in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban to help you out. Just make sure it’s a trusted professional. 

Here are some of the most common jobs that people hire a handyman in Johannesburg for and some top tips from pros.

Hanging paintings or photos

This might not seem complicated but it can get tricky. The size of the frame, the height it needs to be at as well as the location are all things a handyman will take into account. A heavier item may take more skill and materials that you have on hand. 

Pro tip: Make sure you don’t hang anything above a light switch. Drilling a hole above a switch is very dangerous and could electrocute you.

Modern living room with art hung on wall

Replacing a tap

This can be a daunting task. It’s simpler and will cost much less, in the long run, to hire a handyman to replace it in one go. They’ll have all the tools necessary and are also less likely to damage the tap during the process. 

Pro tip: It’s usually best to let the handyman get the materials. They’ll make sure they buy the right size and have the right fittings. 

Paint touch-ups

Scuff marks pop up on walls all the time and need to be patched up. Bad touch-ups can have the reverse effect and draw more attention to the problem. A handyman can match the paint correctly and do the touch-ups in one go while you’re at work. 

Protip: Make sure you keep a sample of wall paint or colour swatches so it’s easy to match or find a replacement colour if that make is discontinued. 

Whether you hire a handyman in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, Kandua will save you time and money by connecting you with the best handymen available.

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Suzette Meyer is the lead author and content creator for, South Africa’s #1 marketplace for home services. She researches and writes the Kandua Advice articles, Cost Guides, and the Kandua Email Newsletter, drawing on the expertise of Kandua’s base of over 40 000 pros across more than 100 services, and the data gathered from the 100 000+ home service projects facilitated through the platform.

Home improvement can be daunting, and it is often difficult to find out if you are paying a fair price for your products and services. Suzette has made it her mission to help homeowners with advice on all aspects of home repair, maintenance and improvement, including how to choose the right handyman and how to make smart upgrades that improve your resale value or save costs.

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