What’s Cheaper: Handyman by the Hour or Annual Maintenance Contract in Dubai?

Many Dubai residents wonder whether it’s better to hire a handyman in Dubai whenever an issue arises or sign up for an annual maintenance contract. The experts at ServiceMarket have put together this guide to help you properly assess both options and then make an informed decision based on your requirements.

Annual maintenance contract

An annual maintenance contract includes many handyman services that can be availed a number of times every year, depending on the package your sign up for. For example, you may be able to get your AC serviced 2 to 4 times every year and use plumbing, electrical, handyman services several times every year. They also include emergency call outs for times when you are facing electrical, plumbing and AC issues and need to get them fixed urgently. What’s more, there are some comprehensive annual maintenance contracts that also include pest control treatments, water tank cleaning, and certain items that need to be replaced around the house.

It goes without saying, that the more services an annual maintenance packages includes, the more it will cost. You can find many annual maintenance packages in the market, and they can cost you anywhere between AED 1500 and AED 5000. If you need handyman services in Dubai regularly, as most people do, an annual maintenance contract is the cheaper option compared to paying for all the services mentioned above.

Comparison to handyman services by the hour

If you hire a handyman whenever the need arises, then you can expect to pay AED 150 to 250 per hour. What’s more, you have to get your AC units services regularly, which will cost you AED 150 to 250 per unit. Without an annual maintenance contract, these home maintenance costs can easily add up to AED 3000. On the other hand, standard annual maintenance packages that include emergency call outs and electrical, AC and plumbing services cost between AED 1700 and AED 2700, which means that opting for a contract can help you save a significant amount of money. 

Before you decide, keep in mind that homes, especially if they’re old, need a lot of maintenance all year round. Secondly, if you need a lot of maintenance done quickly and frequently, you need a professional who can respond to your emergency call outs. There are many annual maintenance packages, so it can be difficult to pick the right one that matches your requirements as well as fits your budget. ServiceMarket has made comparison shopping easier than ever before and you can even read customer reviews of home maintenance companies in Dubai online to find the right annual maintenance package.

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