In Seoul, the best way for you to hire someone to fix something in your home is to ask a Korean speaking colleague or friend to look one up and do the hiring for you. To hire someone to fix a broken window or your indoor plumbing is extremely easy – you just need to look online or in the Yellow Pages – but to find an English speaking company is next to impossible. If you are not fluent in Korea, you should get someone to call for you.
One valuable online resource is Yoolk South Korea. This website allows you to search for plumbers, mechanics, electricians, and other miscellaneous handymen in English. The results will come up with a name, a location and contact info. Again, once you have this information, it is best for a Korean friend to talk to them on the phone as it is still unlikely that English is spoken. Since Yoolk can be searched for all areas of Korea, remember to type “Seoul” in the search engine as well as “mechanic” or “plumber”. To start searching, visit http://southkorea.yoolk.com/.