Bob Vila Radio: Hire a Pro

By Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila | Updated Sep 16, 2020 7:18 PM

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Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing). You can get your daily dose here, by listening—or reading—to Bob’s 60-second home improvement radio tip of the day. Today, it’s all about when to Hire a Pro.

Hire a Pro


Listen to BOB VILA ON WHEN TO HIRE A PRO, or read text below:

In the growing number of households where both spouses work, it becomes obvious fairly quickly that doing it all yourself is overrated. There’s a lot to be said for saving your weekends by dialing a professional.

Topping most people’s lists of jobs they’d like to delegate is housecleaning. There are lots of good maid services out there, but be sure you check references and insurance before you hire. A small landscaping crew can make light work of the jobs that usually take you all weekend. You can hire them weekly or just seasonally, and your plants will thank you.

Program into your phone the numbers for a good handyperson and appliance repair service, so  emergency repairs won’t throw you into a tailspin. Establish a regular appointment schedule for hvac tune-ups and gutter cleaning.  When important maintenance gets done on time automatically, you have a better chance of catching problems early. 

Get more info at…and right here at home with me, Bob Vila!

For more when to hire a pro, consider the following Bob Vila articles:

Painting the House: Should You Hire a Pro?

To Hire or Not to Hire

Hiring Decisions