Unfortunately, not all computer repair companies are operated by professional computer repair technicians. Even worse, many of these supposed companies won't even have your best interests at heart. People are often greedy, and computer repair companies are not excluded from this lot. You may end up running into situations where, just like getting your car's oil changed, the repair tech may attempt to charge you for something that doesn't need to be done, or may end up finding an easy fix to your problem and still charging you a higher price for something completely unrelated.
One of the best parts of living in this decade of technology is that there are a lot of options for getting your computer problems fixed. Whether you bring your computer to a store or hire someone to remotely repair your computer, your options are usually quick and easy. One of the best ways to save yourself some time and money is to let a computer repair technician repair your computer remotely using remote desktop or programs like Teamviewer.
While remote computer repair is a great option, often times the problems you are facing may be hardware related and will need to be handle in person. When this happens, it's best to find a computer repair tech that can come to you or has a shop that you can bring your computer to.
When allowing a computer repair technician to enter your home, be a bit cautious especially if you found them on craigslist. Make sure that you are not home alone and that you have a way to identify the person prior to allowing them to enter your home. The benefits to on site repairs are endless, especially considering you don't have to do anything. They come to you, no need to dismantle your computer or drive to a shop. If you happen to bring your computer to the computer repair company, all you will likely need is the desktop itself, so don't worry about bringing your mouse or keyboard.
Which ever way you decide to go, make sure to review the company you are working with. Check online on Google and Facebook to see if they have any reviews available that will help aid you in your decision with choosing a computer repair company.