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Boston just got its first home repair app: Jiffy

Boston homes shall no longer be unfixable!

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I am a person who can do most household repairs on her own, but some things require a bit of help. Hiring a handyman can be a long process as you try and figure out schedules, reviews, and certifications. Thanks to a Toronto-based company who has developed a home repair app, that process could be done with a click of a button. The app, Jiffy, just launched in the Boston area and is available to use now.

According to the CEO and co-founder of Figgy, Ryan Shupak, the app aims to make scheduling home maintenance repairs stress-free. Users of Jiffy can instantly book pre-approved home repair technicians who can perform tasks like ducts cleaning, carpet removal, furniture assembly and removal, appliance repair, and much more. Jiffy technicians must be employed by a licensed company with insurance in order to sign up as a technician, similar to Uber’s insurance policy. Even if you are in need of heavy lifters for an entire home renovation or a light job like a leaky faucet, Jiffy can make the process quick and painless.

Jiffy works similarly like Uber or Airbnb. Jiffy will send out your job or jobs request, and an algorithm based off of pro ratings, skills, and availability to assign your technician within 24 hours of booking. Each job has a basic price based off of what needs to be done. For instance, a pest control job will be a base of $150 for the first visit, and each visit after that is another $150 plus the cost of supplies. Worried about the technician that was automatically scheduled? There is a built-in chat service that allows customers and technicians to communicate.

The unique function in Jiffy is Jiffy Flash. Equipped with a live map, live blog, and a to-do map you can browse for live technicians in the area to knock out jobs on your list. If you book a technician for multiple jobs, you can save around $25-$50 per job.

Since Jiffy’s launch in Toronto in 2015, there have been over 30,000 jobs booked. Jiffy is ready to dive into the Boston market.

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