I just stumbled upon a site that is set to change the manner in which people in the United Kingdom search for skilled people such as plumbers, electricians, painters and other tradesmen. Browsing through MyHammer.co.uk made me wish we also had this kind of online portal here in the United States. This way, we will never hear any complains anymore from homeowners whose money were swindled by tradesmen and never finished the job.
For instance, it would be great to be assured you’re hiring the right plumber should you need one. Hiring a reliable plumber is so critical, you won’t want to end up with a flooded house, right? At MyHammer.co.uk, I like the idea that the tradesmen and a prospective client both can access the portal. As a homeowner, you can upload any job you want done which is viewable by a community of highly rated tradesmen. You can pick and choose which tradesman you want to do the job for you and you are not in any obligation to deal with any of them if you’re not comfortable. Tradesmen on the other hand can register and avail of the free job leads as well as the chance to quote. This keep them from spending a huge amount of money for advertising.
This is definitely a neat idea. Now, when will we have something like this here in the United States?