Small repair and maintenance jobs in Bologna - I ciappini


Ciappino (ciapén in dialect) in Bologna means a small repair job. And in the face of the Anglo-Saxon term “Mr. handyman” or “Husband for rent”, we in Bologna boast the long-time tradition of “ciappinaro”, which stands for someone who is handy at doing all home repairs but with the flair of a craftsman.

Home maintenance


Your typical home repairs often end up being put on hold for long periods: for lack of time, lack of handyman skills, lack of proper tools, lack of experience, and these factors can lead to damage, or it just might be a second home or a vacation home and you can’t find the time to address.

Installing a light fixture, sorting out a roller shutter, replacing a tap can be a problem especially for the elderly if they are not independent and don’t know who to turn to.

For our clients residing outside the region or abroad, we provide periodical maintenance check-ups, so as to avoid surprises after a long period of leaving your property vacant. This way you will have only one trustworthy interlocutor to deal with.

A ciappino (piddly jobs) example list


Below you will find a list of the most common home repair jobs we get called for. If one is not listed it doesn’t mean we don’t do it...contact us and in all likelihood we’ll be able to help you!

  • Installation, repair or replacement of roller shutters or blinds
  • Installation or replacement of light fixtures; light bulb replacement
  • Installation or replacement of mosquito nets
  • Moving or replacing electrical outlets
  • Creating a new light source
  • Channelling of cables
  • Replacement or repairing of taps and fittings
  • Replacement of toilet cistern and seats
  • Unclogging drains
  • Replacement or repairing of doorbell and intercom
  • Installation or repairing of racks, shelves and furniture kits
  • Replacing damaged tiles
  • Installing or replacing baseboards
  • Installation, removal, painting of radiators
  • Installing or replacing a fence
  • Small carpentry jobs
  • Refurbishing wooden doors and window frames