Mobile Home Fixes You’d Need To Call a Contractor For
Often, we’ll give advice on how to go the DIY (do-it-yourself) route for various mobile home repairs. This can go for small repairs, such as fixing your countertop or adding an appliance into your home. Or, if you have the right know-how, you could take on a skirting or roof repair on your own.
However, there may be times where you need to call a professional mobile home contractor to handle certain projects. They can be repairs that you don’t feel equipped to do yourself, or some that should never be done on your own.
Here are just a few examples of work that you’d want to call a contractor for:
- Major remodeling work inside your home, including but not limited to cabinet installation or laying down a new hardwood floor.
- Repairing your mobile home exterior. This can include the roof, siding, skirting, or any landscaping work.
- Plumbing repairs or additions.
- Heating and cooling projects, such as replacing your mobile home furnace.
- Repairing your electrical wiring, circuit panel, or other electrical work.
Finding a Mobile Home Contractor or Carpenter
A mobile home contractor or carpenter can take on a number of different jobs around your mobile home. Whether it’s re-flooring your kitchen, installing new cabinets throughout your home, or a roof installation, there are a few different ways to find a professional to help out.
The first is to do a search online for “mobile home contractors near me” to find professionals that specialize in the work that you need done. Running a search for “hardwood flooring mobile home,” followed by the state or city you live in, can also net you plenty of results.
You can also go through a website such as Angi, Thumbtack, or HomeAdvisor. These websites aggregate contractors across all different kinds of specialties that operate in your area. This gives you plenty of options when you’re looking for a mobile home contractor.
Or, you could check with your community management to see if they have any recommendations. In some cases, a community will handle calling out a contractor for you.
For any contractor that you find – including a plumber or electrician – you should try and find one that works with manufactured homes. If they have a website, look for a bullet point about servicing manufactured homes. Or, give them a call and ask if they service manufactured or mobile homes.
Finding a Mobile Home Plumber
Maybe you need a new mobile home water heater. Or, you want to remodel your bathroom in a way that necessitates moving the sink and toilet to a different part of the bathroom. In any case, it’s easy to find mobile home plumbers near you.
It’s important to make sure that the mobile home plumber you hire has strong reviews. Wherever possible, when you’re looking for mobile home plumbers, look for those that have more than four stars out of five (or eight points out of ten, if they’re rated on a scale of one to ten). You want someone that’s high-quality in their work, so avoid cheaping out for a plumber that doesn’t have good reviews.
Of course, this piece of advice goes for any contractor that you would hire, not just plumbers.
You can also use Angi, Thumbtack, and HomeAdvisor (linked above) to find plumbers, too. Just make sure that they service manufactured and mobile homes before you call them out to your home. Otherwise, you may have to pay a service fee or consultation fee for a service they cannot render.
Finding a Mobile Home Electrician
Electrical work in your mobile home is something that you should never try and do on your own. Major electrical repairs should ALWAYS be handled by a professional due to the dangerous nature of the repairs, even for minor work such as installing a new power outlet.
To find a mobile home electrician, you could start on those websites that we listed earlier, as they offer easy ways to find electricians as well. Not only that, but the electricians that promote on those websites usually have to be highly rated and properly licensed and insured to perform electrical work. This means that you’ll have plenty of peace of mind the next time you want to install a new light fixture.
If you live in a mobile home park, your management staff may have a recommendation for an electrician. They may even have one on speed dial that helps service that community specifically. If you also need plumbing work done, they may be able to help you there as well.
Check With Your State Association, Too!
Whether you need a mobile home contractor, plumber, or electrician, there’s one additional source that we recommend checking out: your state association for manufactured housing.
Your state’s manufactured housing association may have recommendations on their website for professionals across the state that can work on any project in your home. This is a great resource because you can rest assured knowing that you’ll have options for your project from a professional that you know works with mobile homes specifically.
You can visit this page to find your state’s association for manufactured housing. You could even use this page to find a mobile home contractor for massive projects such as building a garage to attach to your home!
Finding a Mobile Home Mover
In some cases, you may need to move your manufactured home completely. You may do this if you’ve bought land that you’d like to move your home to, or if you’ve bought a manufactured home, but want to move where it currently sits.
In either case, you’ll need to contact a professional to help move your mobile home. You CANNOT move a mobile home yourself.
Thankfully, it’s easy to find professional contractors that can help do the job. MHVillage’s directory of mobile home movers has contact information for movers all over the country, meaning you can find someone to get it done no matter where in the country your manufactured home is.
You can read more about things to keep in mind when moving your mobile home here.
What If You’d Rather Sell?
Of course, there may be times where you’d rather sell your mobile home and leave the repairs to the buyer. In this case, we have a recommendation for you.
The best option would be to sell your mobile home through MHVillage, the nation’s leading platform for buying, selling, and renting mobile homes. Over 25 million people visit MHVillage annually, meaning you’ll potentially have thousands of eyeballs on your listing on any given day.
And, because MHVillage is exclusively for manufactured and mobile homes, you won’t worry about having to compete with other types of real estate for views.
Or, if you’re interested in buying a manufactured home on MHVillage, you can do that too! MHVillage offers multiple search criteria, such as location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and homes for rent or for sale by owner (FSBO). All of these search options help to make your mobile home search that much more successful.