London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 02, 2009 -- Ideal Handyman has long offered services for domestic home owners, tenants, landlords and commercial businesses such as restaurants but has identified a particular requirement from care and nursing homes for reliable and trustworthy maintenance services.
Jonathan Gregory, MD of Ideal Handyman London & Essex explains: "By chance we were offered a contract to do some general maintenance at a nursing home in London. They were very nervous about choosing an external agency to carry out required maintenance as they wanted minimum disturbance for their residents. They were put off by other tradesman that had undertaken plumbing and electrical work for them due to their lackadaisical approach and colourful language."
Ideal Handyman Essex & London identified that this was actually a widespread concern faced by care homes and have since developed a professional charter that lets their clients know what to expect. The charter includes a promise that all its staff are vetted and police checked, all staff are experienced with vulnerable people, hours of operation are up to the client and reduced rates are available to nursing homes contracting their work.
It can be notoriously difficult for tradesman contractors to find work with organisations caring for the elderly, children and other vulnerable people and Ideal Handyman believes their charter could be help up as a positive example of how tradesman can improve their reputation and employability.