As with domestics, the best way to find a good plumber, painter, electrician or gardener is to go with word-of-mouth recommendations. Artisans tend to work harder on recommendation-based jobs, as they know their performance will affect their chances with not just one but a whole network of potential customers.
Alternatively, advertising free of charge in Job Mail (http://www.jobmail.co.za/place-free-advert) or via local message boards (located at the entrances to most supermarkets) are a surefire way to get responses from workers eager to prove themselves and establish a reputation.
Another option is to visit http://www.mrhandy.co.za for a full directory of plumbing, painting, gardening, building, electrical and carpentry companies in the Western Cape.
Smart Plumbing offer the full gamut of plumbing services, use sophisticated leak detection systems, and have all their vehicles fitted with satellite tracking systems, so you’re only billed for time spent at your site.
Call 021 510 5841 or visit http://www.smartplumbing.co.za
This company serves the Northern Suburbs areas, and provides well-priced, efficient service at SABS approved standards.
Call 084 477 2259 or visit http://www.dial-a-plumber.co.za
This company issues compliance certificates and does full-scale domestic, industrial and commercial installations.
Call 021 396 1683
Anchor Africa Electrical
Anchor Africa installs and maintains generators along with all manner of electrical fixtures.
Call Salie May on 076 741 6682
ElectriCall currently operates across the Atlantic Seaboard, providing good, fast emergency installations, maintenance and repairs.
Call 0860 790 000 or visit http://www.electricall.co.za
This well-known company serves the entirety of Cape Town and the Garden Route.
5th Floor, De Smidt Street, Green Point
Call 083 454 7293 or visit http://www.paintingcontractors.co.za/onlineest.htm
Southern Painting offers highly skilled painting services, along with wood staining, wall-papering and drywall repairs.
Unit 12, 18 Maslamoney Street, Athlone, Industria
Call 021 691 2008 or visit http://www.southernpaint.co.za
This company offers provides location-specific landscaping appropriate to the environment of your garden, be it on the sunny Atlantic Seaboard, in the wetlands of Constantia or on the windswept flats of the West Coast.
Call 082 897 3783 or visit http://www.mcpherson-landscaping.co.za