After Amazon Home Services, which offers maintenance support, Google Search allows you to seek help in browsing for plumbers, locksmiths, electricians, house cleaners and handymen.
The search engine giant has recently made it available for customers to get in touch with home service workers. Thus, Google now operates with qualified professionals to resolve your casual household needs.
Google Search’s service is available for San Francisco residents, this being the supported region, who can enter different keywords such as “clogged toilet” or “lock repair”, and a list of available professionals in the area shows up. The plumbers and locksmiths, for instance, are ready to take care of your maintenance-related issues. Unfortunately, Google has not made it possible yet for people from other areas other than San Francisco to make use of the maintenance services. The feature is available since Friday, August 28th.
Provided you search for “dirty house”, you are also able to send requests to house cleaners, for example, according to your preferred selections. All you have to do is to tick the checkboxes for any individual you want to take care of your issue. The pre-screened professionals are trusted, whereas they have to pass background checks, they’re experienced, as Google monitors their quality of service. Last but not least, they’re licensed in doing what they do best, as they have to maintain applicable trade licenses and insurance.
The best feature is that you can make use of Google.com anytime you need to place a work order. The employees pay for their privilege of being featured via Google’s AdWords Express.
The design of Google Search, without you having to browse around, will include, first and foremost the most important thing – the option to “Send Requests.” The authorized personnel’s names, phone numbers and customer ratings will also be displayed. Also, a brief and basic service information will be featured. So those of you who want and need household services-related information, all this is available at a few clicks away.
Previously, Homejoy used to operate in the same field, but it shut down, and Google hired some of its workforce.
So it seems that at the present time you can choose to leave your issue in the hands of professionals, instead of doing it yourself.