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Go for recognised companies with have a track record and are registered and compliant

It is that time of the year when all contractors are hungry, so if you have things that need doing around the home which you cannot handle yourself, now is the time to get quotes.

Remember quotes plural, not just one, and ensure everybody quotes for the same thing. Give them a list of what you want.

I cannot emphasise enough the necessity of going with recognised companies with have a track record and are registered and compliant. The number of horror stories coming into my inbox grows by the day, and I cannot believe how naive people can be.

*Handy Mac, aka Don MacAlister, is our expert on household DIY issues. If you have a question for him, please send it to don@macalister.co.za or SMS only to 082 446 3859. Find Don on FB: facebook.com/thehandymac

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